Building Division

Building Permit Fees

The City of Cañon City has two optional ways of determining building permit fees: the square foot construction costs per Building Valuation Data or Construction Contract for Actual Cost per Ordinance No. 7, Series of 2013. Cañon City’s use tax is 3%.

City of Cañon City Permit Fee Multiplier = .00998

Example of Building Valuation Data:

  • Group = R-3 (Residential Home)
  • Type of Construction = VB
  • Finished Area = 2000 S.F. x 120.75 = 241,500.00
  • Unfinished Basement = 1000 S.F. x 22.45 = 22,450.00
  • Garage = 800 S.F. x 47.80 = 38,240.00
  • Total Valuation = 241,500.00 + 22,450.00 + 38,240.00 = 302,190.00
  • Permit Fee = 302,190.00 x .00998 (City of Cañon City Permit Fee Multiplier) = 3,015.86
  • City Use Tax = 302,190.00 x 50% = 151,095.00 x 3.0% = 4,532.85
  • County Use Tax = 302,190.00 x 50% = 151,095.00 x 2.5% = 3,777.38
  • Mechanical Fee = 60.75 (See Schedule for Mechanical Fees)
Total Permit Fees = 11,386.84



Example of Actual Construction Contract:

  • Contract = 180,000.00 x .00998 = 1,796.40 (Permit Fee)
  • Use Tax = S.F. cost 302,190.00 (see above for the total valuation example) x 50% = 151,095.00 x 3.0% = 4,532.85 (City Use Tax) & 151,095.00 x 2.5% = 3,777.38 (County Use Tax)
  • Mechanical Fee = 60.75 (See Schedule for Mechanical Fees)

Total Permit Fees = 10,167.38

Other Fees Which May Apply:

For any questions please feel free to contact the Building Department at (719) 276-5253.