Building Services & Forms


Building Services & Forms

The City of Ouray Building Inspector is charged with providing for life safety and the safeguard of property through enforcement of applicable International  Codes as adopted, laws and regulations, and ordinances. The Building Inspector is also responsible for inspections of active and inactive projects and has the authority to review and inspect mobile home projects. 

Building Inspector - Matt Haldeman

The City's Building Inspector has the authority to inspect fuel/gas projects inside of structures. Electrical, Plumbing, and other State-regulated reviews or inspections will be performed by State Inspectors. Work must be done by a licensed contractor. Unpermitted work must have the State Inspector’s consent to proceed without a permit. Contact information for the State Division of Professions and Occupations is linked below:

Click below to submit a permit application through the online portal:
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Building Forms & Permits
Please review the following folder for all building permits and forms (including development standards and checklists).

Adopted Building Codes:
The City of Ouray has adopted the 2018 International Codes as follows: 

  • 2018 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2018 International Fire Code (IFC)
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
  • July 2018 Manufactured Homes and Factory Built Housing Installation Handbook (Published by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA))
  • 1997 Uniform Code for Abatement of Dangerous Buildings

Adopted Standards: 
Buildings shall be constructed in accordance with the following climatic and geographic design criteria:
  • Ground Snow Load: 65 psf
  • Wind Speed: 115 mph Ultimate / Exposure B or C
  • Topographic Effects: N/A
  • Special Wind Region: N/A
  • Windborne Debris Zone: N/A
  • Seismic Design Category: C
  • Weathering: Severe
  • Frost Line Depth: 36”
  • Termite: Slight
  • Winter Design Temp.: 7 degrees F
  • Ice Barrier Underlayment: Yes
  • Flood Hazards: Those set forth in FIRM Map Panel No. 0801370316C, (dated December 9, 2005), as they may be amended, and any other applicable FIRM, FIS, or other flood hazard map, if any.
  • Air Freezing Index: 2000
  • Mean Annual Temp.: 40

Manual J design criteria:
  • Elevation: 7,706 feet
  • Latitude: 38
  • Winter Heating: 7
  • Summer Cooling: 86
  • Altitude Correction Factor: 0.76
  • Indoor Design Temperature: 70
  • Design Temperature Cooling: 75
  • Heating Temperature Difference: 63
  • Cooling Temperature Difference: 11
  • Wind Velocity Heating: 15
  • Wind Velocity Cooling: 7.5
  • Coincident Wet Bulb: 52
  • Daily Range: H
  • Winter Humidity: 30%
  • Summer Humidity: 50%

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