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Inspections October 22nd


Commercial Plan Review Status October 19th

Residential Plan Review Status October 19th

104 Crestone Avenue
P.O. Box 699
Salida, CO  81201

719-539-2124 (Phone)
719-530-9208 (Fax)


Salida Office
Monday - Friday
(closed for lunch)

Buena Vista Office
Mondays and Wednesdays
 8:30am -10:00am
(closed for lunch and inspections)
Phone: 719.207.1333


Applications & Fees

Failure to use the most current applications may result in permit denial. 

Building Applications
Address Application Revised 2018
Driveway/Access Application 2018
OWTS (Septic) Application Revised 04.23.18
Residential Building Permit Application Revised 10.15.18
Commercial Building Permit Application  Revised 10.15.18
Electrical Permit Application
Mechanical Permit Application 2018
Plumbing Permit Application 2018
Roofing Permit Application 2018

Miscellaneous Applications
Demolition Permit Application
Fire Department Review Application
Fire & Domestic Water Cistern Permit Application
Septic Abandonment Application 2018
Board of Review Application

Plan Change Form Updated 10.18.18
Bedroom Disclosure Form for Septic Updated Feb 2018

Building Guides
Before Construction 2018 Updated 07.30.18
2015 IRC Residential Basement Finish Guide 
2015 IRC Enclosing Patio Guide
2015 IRC Garage Guide
2015 IRC Single Family Ramp Guide
2015 IRC Patio, Covers & Carport Guide
2015 IRC Uncovered Deck Guide
A Building Guide for Accessory Structures
Egress Standards

Credit Card Procedures:
Chaffee County currently does not provide credit card capability via our website.  This department does not retain credit card information.  Once the transaction is approved and completed the credit card information is destroyed.  Therefore, DO NOT place any credit card information on your permit application.  Please follow the instructions below when submitting an application when payment is to be made with a credit card:
1)  Submittal of application may be either mail or fax.  Mailing address is P.O. Box 699, Salida, CO 81201.  Fax number is (719) 530-9208.
2)  Submit application together with credit card information on SEPARATE paper.  The paper with the credit card information will be destroyed.  A credit card receipt will be returned with your copy of the permit.
3) Information required: Card Type (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover) Name (As it appears on Card), Card Number, Expiration Date, Billing Address, Phone Number
Credit Card Form
*There will be a Transaction Fee assessed on all Credit Card payments.
Please call (719) 539-2124 with any questions.

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