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:



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 2009 International Codes as follows: 

  • 2009 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2009 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2009 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2009 International Fire Code (IFC)
  • 2009 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2009 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2009 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC)

Adopted Standards: 

The City of Ouray has adopted the following minimum standards for construction:
  • Frost Depth: 46 inches to the bottom of footings
  • Snow Load: 85 lbs
  • Ground Snow Load: 85 lbs
  • Seismic Design: C
  • Winter Design Temperature: 7 degrees
  • Weathering: Severe
  • Air Freezing Index: 2,000
  • Mean Annual Temperature: 40 degrees
  • Wind Speed: 70 mph
  • Climate Zone: 6B

Additional Resources: