As a part of Development Services, the Building Department is responsible for reviewing plans prior to issuing permits and verifying inspections for compliance with the codes adopted by our community to provide safety in the built environment.
If you are interested in being notified by e-mail about monthly contractor meetings, residential or commercial code topics of interest or any happenings within the Building Department, please make sure we have your current e-mail contact information. Contact information may be sent to Bill Paradise at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up sheets are available at the Building Department Offices in Salida and Buena Vista. You may also sign up at Hylton Lumber and Salida Winnelson in Salida; Poncha Lumber in Poncha Springs; and Alpine Lumber, Rocky Mountain Lumber and Hi Valley Supply in Buena Vista.
Your input on topics of interest for the monthly contractor meetings would be greatly appreciated. Let us know about topics you feel would be beneficial to both yourselves and others.
The Inspectors will be in the office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Inspections will be made from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. requests for inspections are to be made the day before the inspection is needed.
Beginning Monday, September 26, 2011, the Building Department will have a staff person working in the Buena Vista Annex, 112 Linderman Avenue. The office will be staffed on a weekly basis on Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the office closed over the noon hour. Persons who have questions should call Pat Green at 719-207-1333.
The office will take applications, provide forms, answer inquires, and do over the counter permits for persons who are located in the northern end of Chaffee County. Items beyond the scope of this office may need to be addressed at the Sailda Office.
The State of Colorado has a mandatory One-Call law and if you are responsible for excavation or maintenance you must call 811 before digging. According to information provided by Atmos Energy damages by third-party excavators outrank all other risks causing pipeline accidents
If you suspect a gas leak, immediately evacuate the area and from a safe distance call Atmos Energy at 1-866-322-8667 or dial 911.
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