Building Division

Building Division

What We Do
The Building Division is responsible for accepting and reviewing building and mechanical permit applications, plans for code compliance, issuing building and other construction related permits, and undertaking inspections.

The Building Division also responds to housing and unsafe building code complaints, and participates in conducting health, housing, and unsafe building violation inspections.

How Big Is The Team?
The Building Division is currently staffed by a full time Building Official and one full time Building Inspector. 

A third party Commercial Plan Reviewer currently completes all commercial reviews for the City. The City’s commercial application should be filled out. This application along with all applicable plans, specifications and other information should be submitted to the third party Commercial Plan Reviewer. Please contact the Building Division initially for an overview of this process. This link provides an overview of this process.

NOTE: Applicants will be responsible to pay review fees directly to the third party Commercial Plan Reviewer.

What Codes Do We Follow?
The Cañon City Building Division utilizes the following 2006 edition codes: the International Residential Code, the International Building Code, the International Mechanical Code, the International Energy Conservation Code, and the International Fuel Gas Code.

Inspections are completed as requested by contractors and owners for construction methods, materials, mechanical systems and location.


NOTE: Electrical and Plumbing permits and inspections are issued and scheduled by the State of Colorado. (Information provided below)

Becoming Licensed To Do Work In The City
General and limited contractors are licensed through an application process administered through this division. Click here for an application.

Hours: 7am–4pm (M–F)
Phone: 719.276.5253
Fax: 719.269.9017

Certified Building Official
Kathy Ulsh, C.B.O. 

Building Inspector 
Rob Paulin

Electrical and Plumbing permits and inspections are issued and scheduled by the State of Colorado. You can call or select the link below: