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County Offices and Courts will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of the President's Day Holiday. The Landfill will be open. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.



The Building Department is responsible for professional building services including permits, plan review, inspections, and code enforcement for all the unincorporated areas of Larimer County. We are committed to ensuring compliance with the adopted codes and protecting the health and safety of Larimer County residents.

Mission Statement: Administer adopted building codes to assure that both new and existing building construction is safe.

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Ever wonder how you can obtain property dimensions to draw a plot plan? Owners/applicants can now access parcel maps to obtain property line dimensions from the Assessor's parcel information. Utilize our plot plan submittal requirements to draw a complete scaled plot plan for your permit submittal.

See sample diagram of plot plan

Hot Topics

Larimer County is in the process of adopting the 2015 International Residential, Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Energy Conservation and Existing Building Codes. A public/private sector Code Review Committee drafted the proposed local amendments, which have been reviewed and supported by the Board of Appeals.

There are two upcoming public hearings on the 2015 Codes:

  1. Planning Commission, Wed. Feb. 17, 2016, 6:30 pm, Commissioners' Hearing Room, 200 West Oak St., Fort Collins, CO.
  2. Board of County Commissioners, Monday, March 7, 6:30 pm, Commissioners' Hearing Room, 200 West Oak St., Fort Collins, CO.

For the full text of the proposed 2015 codes, click below.

After seven years, the Building Department is proposing to make administrative changes to the Larimer County Contractors Licensing Program Resolution. These changes will reorganize certain license categories, realign license categories with available industry standard exams, incorporate the alternative testing option for long-established local contractors and other related items.

There will be an upcoming public hearing on the proposed changes, which will take place on Tuesday Feb. 16, 2016 at 3 pm in the Commissioners' Hearing Room, 200 West Oak St., Fort Collins, CO.

You can read the full text of the Building Official's report to the Board of Commissioners, including the full text of the proposed revised resolution, by clicking here.

Building Information

If you are having trouble scheduling your inspections by phone or on the web, please call 970-498-7675 and leave a message with the permit number and inspection request. We are aware of the problem and trying to get it corrected. We apologize for the difficulty.

Permit FastTrack
Schedule your building inspections, check your plan status, and more online. If you are unable to schedule your inspection request, please call the Permit Fast Track assistance line at (970) 498-7675.

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Contact Information

200 W. Oak Street, Suite 3100
Third Floor
PO Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522-1190

(970) 498-7700
Fax:(970) 498-7667

Inspection request line:
(970) 498-7697

Office hours
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(except Holidays)

Estes Park office
1601 Brodie Ave.
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 577-2100
Fax: (970) 577-2101

Office hours
8 - 11 a.m. (Monday)
8 - 9 a.m. (Tuesday)
8 - 11 a.m. (Wednesday-Friday)

Building Department staff

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