Public Works is applying fresh dust control on Apex Valley and Dory Hill roads June 13, weather permitting. Alternate routes are advised.


Community Development

Gilpin County Community Development


Online Portal for all Applications, Permits, and Inspections

Community Development Updates

5/13/24: Building Department Public Meeting - Thank you to all who attended our public meeting on May 8th, 2024 on Building Permitting, Inspection, and Plan Review. We appreciate the feedback you provided and we will work to address concerns that were highlighted. We told you we would provide information about the costs of the contract for Plan Review and Inspection services from Charles Abbott Associates. CAA currently takes 75% of the Building Permit and Plan Review fees as part of their contract with the county. For 2023, the first year of the contract, the county paid CAA a total of $223,419.89. This includes some hourly billed costs for CAA's work on permits that fees were paid on prior to the beginning of the contract. You can view all the 2023 invoices from CAA below:

CAA 2023 Invoices

One additional note, CAA was contracted with the county in 2022 to perform plan review and inspection services for all commercial building permits. Our previous plan review and inspection contractor did not perform work on commercial building permits. 

3/7/24: Guidance on Shipping Containers - The Gilpin County Zoning Regulations view shipping containers like all other accessory structures. You must obtain a building permit for all storage structures greater than 200 square feet in size. You can not place shipping containers or any accessory structures on vacant land regardless of size. Shipping containers that are permanently installed, regardless of size, must not be directly visible from public roadways or should be adequately screened with fencing, berming, and/or landscaping. You can utilize shipping containers without a building permit as a temporary storage structure for no more than thirty consecutive days. 

2/1/24: Community Development Fee Schedule Effective 2.1.24

10/25/23: We now have a guide to the required inspections for single family home construction to help you understand when to call for an inspection on your project: Single Family Home Inspections Guide

Short-Term Rental Licensing Information

Visit our short-term rental page for information about licensing and enforcement of short-term rentals in Gilpin County. 

Short-Term Rental Page

GIS/Gilpin County Online Map Portal

Available online maps can be accessed through our online GIS portal including zoning, historic districts, and public lands in Gilpin County. 

Online Map Portal

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Complaints are taken online. Please provided detailed information regarding the alleged code violation and its location. Staff need to be able to accurately identify the location of the property to follow up on your compliant.

Report Code Violation

Office Hours

Monday thru Thursday
7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Email Community Development 

CD Staff: (303)582-5831
Building Official Hotline: (877)840-6041 (Leave VM w/Contact Info)

203 Eureka Street
Central City, Colorado 80427


Brian Smith
Code Compliance Officer

Kristine Sacco
Permit Tech/Office Assistant

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Rob Gutierrez

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