Land Use, Planning, and Building

The Land Use Department is responsible for the planning and building functions in Ouray County.

Now Hiring!  The Land Use Department is looking to add a new building inspector/code enforcement position to our department.  If interested, please see the job advertisement by clicking here


Effective April 12, 2021 County Facilities will reopen to the public. Please avoid entering facilities if you have a cough or fever. Non-medical face coverings worn over the nose and mouth are required in all County facilities. Patrons to all County facilities may be limited in number for the purpose of conducting County or Court business based on the business purpose and facility size. You may be asked to wait outside. County Staff appreciates the public's patience and understanding as they work through these new procedures. These times are undoubtedly challenging, but staff is excited to once again be able to see the public and serve our community members in person. Click here for more information regarding facility specific guidance and more information. 

COVID-19 - Click here to read about construction guidance as it pertains to COVID-19

County Adopts New Building Codes

Ouray County recently adopted the 2018 building codes or “I-Codes”. For more information via the adopting resolution, click <here>.

County Adopts New Wildfire Mitigation Regulations

Newly adopted Wildfire Mitigation Regulations will trigger the need for additional information on building permit applications and will likely affect how you build! Click here for more information about the new regulations. 

Click here to review an example of how the new regulations might apply to an existing home.