Building Information

Single-Family Dwellings

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.

Building Codes

Ouray County had adopted the 2006 International Residential Code and the 2009 International Energy Code.

Inspection Requests

Hours for the Ouray County Building Inspector are Monday through Thursday, 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,  ext. 14.

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.

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