*** NEW BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIREMENT! OURAY COUNTY IS NOW REQUIRING THAT ALL PLANS SUBMITTED FOR A BUILDING OR SEPTIC PERMIT BE SUBMITTED IN ELECTRONIC PDF FORMAT (THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE 3 HARD COPY SETS THAT ARE ALSO REQUIRED).
Prior to accepting any new single-family dwelling building permit applications, you must schedule a preapplication conference with the Building Official (Tamara Knutson). Call 970-626-9775 to setup an appointment.
Ouray County had adopted the 2006 International Residential Code and the 2009 International Energy Code.
Hours for the Ouray County Building Inspector are Monday and Wednesday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. All inspection requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the requested inspection date / time. To schedule an inspection please call 970-626-9775.
New Solar Permitting
Ouray County has adopted a new policy for permitting residential solar/PV systems. Please click here for the new permit application form.
Specific building-related questions should be made directly to the building inspector. Nontechnical questions (zoning, setbacks, fees, etc.) should be referred to the Planning Department, available at the same number.