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 121.24 = 242,480
  • Unfinished Basement = 1000 square feet by 22.45 = 22,450
  • Garage = 800 square feet by 48.30 = 38,640
  • Total Valuation = 242,480 + 22,450 + 38,640 = 303,570
  • Permit Fee = 303,570 x 998 (City of Cañon City Permit Fee Multiplier) = 3,029.63
  • City Use Tax = 303,570 x 50% = 151,785 x 3.0% = 4,553.55
  • County Use Tax = 303,570 x 50% = 151,785 x 2.5% = 3,794.63
  • Mechanical Fee (PDF) = 60.75
  • Total Permit Fees = 11,438.56

Example of Actual Construction Contract

  • Contract = 180,000 x 998 = 1796.40 (Permit Fee)
  • City Use Tax = SF. cost 303,570 x 50% = 151,785 x 3.0% = 4,553.55
  • (see above for the total valuation example)
  • County Use Tax = 303,570 x 50% = 151,785 x 2.5% = 3,794.63
  • (see above for the total valuation example)
  • Mechanical Fee (PDF) = 60.75
  • Total Permit Fees = 10,205.33

Other Fees Which May Apply

Contact

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