Community Development

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 two full time Building Inspectors. 

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.

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

INSPECTIONS MAY BE SCHEDULED 24-HOURS A DAY BY CALLING 719-276-5253.

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

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.

Contact Us 

Kathy Ulsh 
Building Inspector 
Phone: 719-276-5253  

Gerry Buser 
 Building Inspector 
Phone: 719-276-5292
   
Fax: 719-269-9017 
 
Mailing Address 
    P.O. Box 1460 
      Cañon City, CO 81215 

Physical Address 
128 Main Street 
Cañon City, CO 81212 

Hours: 7am - 4pm (M-F) 

                     Electrical and Plumbing permits   and inspections are issued and 
scheduled by the State of Colorado. 

You can call or select the link below: 

Colorado Electrical Board Phone:  877-305-7541 

Colorado Electrical Board Website 

Colorado Plumbing Board Phone:  877-339-7907 
Colorado Plumbing Board Website