Determining If You Need a Permit
Building permits are mandatory. Construction work regulated by adopted building codes and fire and public safety regulations
Some common construction projects requiring a permit from the Building Office include but are not limited to:
- Commercial floor plan alterations and changes of use
- Demolish, repair, alter, add to, or move an existing building or structure
- Electrical work (permit required from State of Colorado Electrical Board)
- Erect a new building or structure, agricultural buildings that are not part of an agricultural operation, additions, decks, swimming pools, manufactured / mobile homes, dwellings, garages, detached storage sheds (over 200 square feet), carports, pole barns, commercial buildings
Fireplace / woodstove installations
- For any repairs which change or affect the structure of a building or structure. Examples include but are not limited to: converting a garage to a family room
,insulating, and finishing a basement.
- Renovations (garage conversions, basement finishes, kitchen expansions, etc.)
Change of Occupancy/ Use of an Existing Structure
Window of Activity
Work must commence within 180 days of issuance of a permit and work
Gunnison County does not have jurisdiction within any city or town in Gunnison County. Contact the city or town directly.
- City of Gunnison, Eric Jansen, Building Official, 970-641-8151
- Town of Crested Butte, Astrid Matison, Building Inspector, 970-349-5338
- Town of Mt. Crested Butte, Todd Carroll, 970-349-6632
- Town of Marble, Robert Pettijohn, 970-963-0672
- Town of Pitkin, James Sharpton, Building Inspector; 970-641-2807
Crested Butte Fire Protection District
If your property is located within the Crested Butte Fire Protection District, you will also need to contact the district office at 970-349-5333.