Building Department

**The Development Services (Building and Planning) Department is not accepting walk-in visitors until further notice. A table has been placed in the front lobby of the department for drop-offs and pick-ups. For the Building Department, building permits can still be submitted and picked-up by using the drop-off/pick-up table. Building Inspections are still being conducted by the inspector until directed to stop all contact with the public. For the Planning Department, all inquires and meetings will be conducted via phone. Submittals will be handled just like the Building Department using the drop-off/pick up table.**


Effective September 9, 2019 the County is on the 2015 IRC, IECC, IBC, IMC, IFG, IEBC, ISPSC & 2018 IRC Appendix Q
Contact Office for details.  

Mission


The mission of the Building Department is the protection of life, health, property, and public welfare through effective administration and enforcement of the building codes. In accomplishing this mission, we strive to maintain the highest levels of fairness, professionalism, and ethical conduct toward the citizens of Archuleta County whom we serve.

Demolition


Please contact the Office for a demo permit they are handled on a case by case basis.
Contact the State for their requirements before submitting for a demo permit.
State Demolition Packet

Information


Information packets and applications are under Permit Applications. Under Typicals for Construction there is more information available.

State Memo Regarding Licensed Designers Stamps
 
HUD Information Book

Septic Information (on-site wastewater treatment systems)

NEW FOR PERMITS


Citizen Access for Building & Planning permits is now available online. Look up development information and plans, via the Accela hosted website: https://aca.accela.com/archco/
(Note: Our mobile app is still a work in progress. For best results, access via a desktop connection.)

Complaint Forms


Nuisance Complaint Form