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UPDATE to Inspection Scheduling - Beginning 6-5-23

Inspections December 4th

Inspections December 5th


Commercial Plan Review Status- November 30th

Residential Plan Review Status- November 30th

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

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


As of July 5th, 2022

Salida Office

104 Crestone Ave, Rm 125
Public Hours are:

Buena Vista Office

112 Linderman Ave
Public Hours* are:

*may be out of office
for inspections; call to confirm availability

Phone: 719.207.1333


Applications & Fees

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

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Building Applications

Address Application

Driveway/Access Application 

Residential Building Application  Updated 9-28-23

Commercial Building Application  Updated 9-28-23

OWTS (Septic) Application

OWTS Abandonment Application

OWTS Installer Transfer Form 

OWTS License Renewal Form

OWTS Plan Change Form

Electrical Application 

Mechanical Application 

Plumbing Application

Roofing Application 

Fire & Domestic Water Cistern Application

Demolition Application

Plan Change Application

Change of Use

Miscellaneous Applications

Fire Department Review Application

Board of Review Application

Ag Exemption Request

Permit Extension Request

Building Guides

2015 IRC Pole Barns Updated 11-8-19

2015 IRC Residential Basement Finish Guide Updated 11-8-19

2015 IRC Enclosing Patio Guide Updated 11-8-19

2015 IRC Garage Guide Updated 11-8-19

2015 IRC Single Family Ramp Guide Updated 11-8-19

2015 IRC Patio, Covers & Carport Guide Updated 11-8-19

2015 IRC Uncovered Deck Guide Updated 11-8-19

2015 IRC Single Story Addition Updated 11-8-19

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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