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Online Portal for all Applications, Permits, and Inspections
Community Development Updates

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

6.28.23: Community Development Fee Schedule Effective 6.28.23

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. 

1.1.23: Gilpin County now contracts with Charles Abbott Associates to conduct building plan review and inspections. The building codes have not changed but some processes of permitting and inspection have. Contact staff if you have questions or concerns. 

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

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. 

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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

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


Brian Smith
Code Compliance Officer

"Open Position"
Permit Tech/Office Assistant

James Shrout
Planner 1

Rob Gutierrez

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