Building Division

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 118.45 = 236,900.00
  • Unfinished Basement = 1000 S.F. x 21.00 = 21,000.00
  • Garage = 800 S.F. x 47.80 = 38,240.00
  • Total Valuation = 236,900.00 + 21,000.00 + 38,240.00 = 296,140.00
  • Permit Fee = 296,140.00 x .00998 (City of Cañon City Permit Fee Multiplier) = 2,955.48
  • City Use Tax = 296,140.00 x 50% = 148,070.00 x 3.0% = 4,442.10
  • County Use Tax = 296,140.00 x 50% = 148,070.00 x 2.5% = 3,701.75
  • Mechanical Fee = 60.75 (See Schedule for Mechanical Fees)
Total Permit Fees = 11,160.08



Example of Actual Construction Contract:

  • Contract = 180,000.00 x .00998 = 1,796.40 (Permit Fee)
  • Use Tax = S.F. cost 296,140.00 (see above for the total valuation example) x 50% = 148,070.00 x 3.0% = 4,442.10 (City Use Tax) & 148,070.00 x 2.5% = 3,701.75 (County Use Tax)
  • Mechanical Fee = 60.75 (See Schedule for Mechanical Fees)

Total Permit Fees = 10,001.00

Other Fees Which May Apply:

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