Building Department

The Building Department staff will be in Loveland, Colorado March 4, 2024 through March 8, 2024, for Code Council Training. Staff will be unable to provide services such as inspections, permit submittals and plan review during this time. Please schedule your work accordingly. Residents may leave messages for inspections and inquiries at 970-264-1390. Staff will return phone calls and schedule inspections for the following week in the order they are received. Please be patient with Building Department Staff during this time. We apologize for any inconveniences.


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.


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

HUD Information Book

Septic Information  On-site wastewater treatment systems 

Vacating Utility Easements Guide

Archuleta County Code and Structural Criteria Chart 

Resolution 2019-82  Adopted Building Codes

Resolution 2019-83  Amendment to County Building and Safety Regulations


Citizen Access for Building & Planning permits is now available online. Look up development information and plans, via the Accela hosted website:

(Note: Our mobile app is still a work in progress. For best results, access via a desktop connection.)

Complaint Forms

Nuisance Complaint Form

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