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 123.68 = 247,360.00
  • Unfinished Basement = 1000 square feet by 30.00 = 30,000
  • Garage = 800 square feet by 48.79 = 39,032.00
  • Total Valuation = 247,360.00 + 30,000.00 + 39,032.00 = 316,392.00
  • Permit Fee = 316,392.00 x .00998 (City of Cañon City Permit Fee Multiplier) = 3,157.59
  • City Use Tax = 316,392.00 x 50% = 158,196.00 x 3.0% = 4,745.88
  • County Use Tax = 316,392.00 x 50% = 158,196.00 x 2.5% = 3,954.90
  • Mechanical Fee (PDF) = 60.75
  • Total Permit Fees = $11,919.12

Example of Actual Construction Contract

  • Contract = 250,000.00 x .00998 = 2,495.00 (Permit Fee)
  • City Use Tax = 316,392.00 x 50% = 158,196.00 x 3.0% = 4,745.88
    (see above for the total valuation example)
  • County Use Tax = 316,392.00 x 50% = 158,196.00 x 2.5% = 3,954.90
    (see above for the total valuation example)
  • Mechanical Fee (PDF) = 60.75
  • Total Permit Fees = $11,256.53

Other Fees Which May Apply

Contact

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