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 (PDF) or Construction Contract for Actual Cost per Ordinance No. 7, Series of 2013 (PDF). Cañon City’s use tax is 3%.

City of Cañon City Permit Fee Multiplier = .00998

Examples of Data

The following information uses mathematical terminology. For the following sections, x stands for multiplication and + stands for addition.

Example of Building Valuation Data

  • Group = R-3 (Residential Home)
  • Type of Construction = VB
  • Finished Area = 2000 square feet by 122.46 = 244,920
  • Unfinished Basement = 1000 square feet by 22.45 = 22,450
  • Garage = 800 square feet by 48.30 = 38,640
  • Total Valuation = 244,920 + 22,450 + 38,640 = 306,010
  • Permit Fee = 306,010 x 998 (City of Cañon City Permit Fee Multiplier) = 3,053.98
  • City Use Tax = 306,010 x 50% = 153,005 x 3.0% = 4,590.15
  • County Use Tax = 306,010 x 50% = 153,005 x 2.5% = 3,825.13
  • Mechanical Fee (PDF) = 60.75
  • Total Permit Fees = 11,530.01

Example of Actual Construction Contract

  • Contract = 180,000 x .00998 = 1796.40 (Permit Fee)
  • City Use Tax = SF. cost 306,010 x 50% = 153.005 x 3.0% = 4,590.15
  • (see above for the total valuation example)
  • County Use Tax = 306,010 x 50% = 153,005 x 2.5% = 3,825.13
  • (see above for the total valuation example)
  • Mechanical Fee (PDF) = 60.75
  • Total Permit Fees = 10,272.43

Other Fees Which May Apply

Contact

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