Building Departments in Gilpin County, Colorado

There are 2 Building Departments in Gilpin County, Colorado, serving a population of 5,793 people in an area of 150 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 2,896 people, and 1 Building Department per 74 square miles.

In Colorado, Gilpin County is ranked 5th of 64 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 3rd of 64 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Gilpin County Building Departments

Find Gilpin County, Colorado building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Black Hawk Planning Department 211 Church Street Black Hawk, CO

Central City Building Department 141 Nevada Street Central, CO

About the Gilpin County Building Department

Building Departments in Gilpin County, CO are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Gilpin County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Gilpin County, Colorado building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Gilpin County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Gilpin County, CO zoning laws and requirements

Gilpin County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Gilpin County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Gilpin County Residential Housing Units
 Gilpin CountyColorado
Total Housing Units3,5752,319,737
Occupied Housing Units2,603 (72.8%)2,082,531 (89.8%)
Gilpin County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Gilpin CountyColorado
Single-Family Detached Homes2,170 (83.4%)1,338,165 (64.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes39 (1.5%)146,912 (7.1%)
2 Apartments70 (2.7%)31,881 (1.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments23 (0.9%)67,422 (3.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments35 (1.3%)93,440 (4.5%)
10 or More Apartments191 (7.3%)320,156 (15.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing75 (2.9%)84,555 (4.1%)
Gilpin County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Gilpin CountyColorado
2014 or Later16 (0.6%)28,140 (1.4%)
2010 to 20137 (0.3%)56,819 (2.7%)
2000 to 2009479 (18.4%)381,735 (18.3%)
1980 to 1999815 (31.3%)650,014 (31.2%)
1960 to 1979649 (24.9%)580,690 (27.9%)
1940 to 1959216 (8.3%)225,215 (10.8%)
1939 or Earlier421 (16.2%)159,918 (7.7%)
Gilpin County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Gilpin CountyColorado
1 Room-34,826 (1.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms345 (13.3%)261,329 (12.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms1,144 (43.9%)630,776 (30.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms756 (29.0%)560,206 (26.9%)
8 or More Rooms358 (13.8%)595,394 (28.6%)
Gilpin County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Gilpin CountyColorado
No Bedroom13 (0.5%)39,105 (1.9%)
1 Bedroom346 (13.3%)224,237 (10.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms1,969 (75.6%)1,216,823 (58.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms275 (10.6%)602,366 (28.9%)
Gilpin County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Gilpin CountyColorado
With Complete Plumbing Facilities2,472 (95.0%)2,075,881 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities2,547 (97.8%)2,066,559 (99.2%)