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Community Development Updates

2.5.24: Septic System Inspections will be unavailable the following dates in 2024: February 8th; February 14th thru February 20th; and March 18th thru March 21st  

2.1.24: Community Development Fee Schedule Effective 2.1.24

11.16.23: Winter building inspection guidelines for winter 2023-2024.

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

6.28.23: ICC 2018 Residential, Building, Mechanical, and Fire Codes are now in effect. 

6.15.23: Yes, Gilpin County allows you to install wood-burning stoves or fireplaces! However, if you are building a new home you will be required to install an additional source of electrical and gas powered heat to meet the requirements of the residential building code. 

6.1.23: Yes, homeowners can function as their own General Contractor and pull permits to build their own home! Homeowners who are not licensed contractors are required to complete a homeowner affidavit prior to building permit issuance. Staff can not help you create building plans or conduct preliminary plan review for you prior to application. 

5.1.23: Gilpin County is now issuing permits and conducting inspections for electrical and plumbing work. If you have a state issued permit, you will finish your inspections with the state and send us a copy of your final approval. 

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
7:30am to 5:30pm
Email: CommunityDevelopment@gilpincounty.org
CD Staff: (303)582-5831
Building Official Hotline: (877)840-6041 (Leave VM w/Contact Info)

Office Hours
Monday thru Thursday
7:30am to 5:30pm


Brian Smith
Code Compliance Officer

Kristine Sacco
Permit Tech/Office Assistant

James Shrout
Planner 1

Rob Gutierrez


Department Quarterly Reports to the BoCC

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