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The Building Division works in partnership with design professionals, owners and the building community to ensure the buildings in which the community works and resides are designed and constructed reasonably-free from hazards associated with the building's use. We work to adopt the latest codes and construction methods which also provide increased comfort and reduce the building's carbon footprint through the application of green building standards and the energy codes. This responsibility is taken seriously as the codes help all of us stay safe and comfortable in so many ways.


We currently review building permits utilizing a number of codes, all of which are listed below, and all amendments to these codes are included in our Building Regulations, Chapter 17. You may visit the International Code Council website to purchase copies of these codes. You may also access various 2009 building guides for home projects, which are available on the Colorado Chapter of the International Code Council's website.
  • International Building Code (2012)
  • National Electrical Code (2014)
  • International Fuel Gas Code (2012)
  • International Energy Conservation Code (2012)
  • International Existing Building Code (2012)
  • International Fire Code (2012)
  • International Mechanical Code (2012)
  • International Plumbing Code (2012)
  • International Residential Code (2012)


In 2011 we adopted an ordinance which establishes regulations requiring certain members of the contracting community to be certified by the International Code Council (ICC) by passing certain tests. For more details you will want to review the document Contractor Licensing Information. The main purposes of these regulations are to produce quality housing stock and to safeguard life and property. We require general contractors, roofing contractors and mechanical contractors to submit proof of applicable ICC Certificates. Electrical and plumbing contractors must be licensed by the State of Colorado. To verify if someone is licensed, refer to the following links.


Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by code, or to cause any such work to be done, will need to obtain the required permit. To understand what projects are exempt from procuring such a permit, you will want to review our Residential Permit Requirements and/or our Commercial Permit Requirements.

All Building Division applications are available online as a PDF, so you will need to download a version of Adobe to access any application. Paper copies also are available at Mountain Village Town Hall. Almost all applications have an associated fee, so you will want to review our Community Development Fee Schedule.


The Use Tax Ordinance is a tax on building materials purchased outside of Mountain Village town limits or at wholesale price where a sales tax was not collected on the purchase by us, yet the material was used for a permitted building project within town limits. The use tax is collected through the building application process.


All property within the incorporated area of Mountain Village must comply with our adopted building codes and related building requirements, which includes necessary inspections. If you are not sure an inspection is needed, we recommended you review our required inspections document. Inspections requested before 3 p.m. are typically scheduled for the next business day, and scheduling an appointment is dependent upon availability of inspector. To schedule an inspection, email with the address and Mountain Village permit number in the subject line. In the body of the email, provide contact information, type of inspection, and any special requests.