Community Development

Contact Us

For the fastest response to a question or to schedule a time we can call you, send an email to: and

When contacting us, please ensure you have either a property address, assessor account number or building permit number so that we can better assist you with your questions.

To schedule an inspection for a building permit please call: (303)515-4355 and leave a message or email:

Please wait at least 3 business days after submitting a request for an inspection or initial inspection review before contacting the Community Development Office about your request.

If you call and your call is not answered, please leave a message and a call back number and we will return your call within 1 business day.

Permit & Application Processing Times

Please be advised that processing times for building permits have increased. New single-family dwellings can take 8-12 weeks from application. Other permits can take 4-8 weeks from application. If you fail to provide complete plans, if plan changes are required, this will increase your permit processing time. Please plan your project accordingly. If you start work without a permit, you will be subject to an enforcement action. 

Community Development Updates

Updated fees for Community Development have been approved by the Board of County Commissioners and are effective on 10.1.22 Click Here

Updated guidance for the placement of temporary signs: Letter on Temporary Signs 7.20.22

Guidance for residents on tiny homes and R.V.s: Memo 22-01 Tiny Homes and RVs in Residential Districts

Online Application Portal for Permits

All permits must be applied for through our online portal. If you need assistance with your application, please contact staff. 

Apply for a Permit

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

Old Gilpin County Courthouse
203 Eureka St., 2nd Floor
PO Box 661 Central City, CO 80427
Main Number: (303)-582-5831


April Nielsen
Code Compliance Official/Permit Technician
303-582-5831 ext. 2740

James Shrout
Planner 1
303-582-5831 ext. 2730

Rob Gutierrez
303-582-5831 ext. 2710