Building Departments in La Plata County, Colorado

There are 2 Building Departments in La Plata County, Colorado, serving a population of 54,469 people in an area of 1,690 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 27,234 people, and 1 Building Department per 844 square miles.

In Colorado, La Plata County is ranked 27th of 64 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 26th of 64 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of La Plata County Building Departments

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


Durango Building Department 1474 Main Avenue Durango, CO

Durango Permits 250 West 8th Street Durango, CO

About the La Plata County Building Department

Building Departments in La Plata 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 La Plata 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:
  • La Plata County, Colorado building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • La Plata County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • La Plata County, CO zoning laws and requirements

La Plata County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find La Plata 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.

La Plata County Residential Housing Units
 La Plata CountyColorado
Total Housing Units27,0872,319,737
Occupied Housing Units21,818 (80.5%)2,082,531 (89.8%)
La Plata County Occupied Residential Buildings
 La Plata CountyColorado
Single-Family Detached Homes14,295 (65.5%)1,338,165 (64.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,151 (5.3%)146,912 (7.1%)
2 Apartments309 (1.4%)31,881 (1.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments448 (2.1%)67,422 (3.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments790 (3.6%)93,440 (4.5%)
10 or More Apartments1,339 (6.1%)320,156 (15.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing3,486 (16.0%)84,555 (4.1%)
La Plata County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 La Plata CountyColorado
2014 or Later321 (1.5%)28,140 (1.4%)
2010 to 2013471 (2.2%)56,819 (2.7%)
2000 to 20094,535 (20.8%)381,735 (18.3%)
1980 to 19998,616 (39.5%)650,014 (31.2%)
1960 to 19794,462 (20.5%)580,690 (27.9%)
1940 to 19591,955 (9.0%)225,215 (10.8%)
1939 or Earlier1,458 (6.7%)159,918 (7.7%)
La Plata County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 La Plata CountyColorado
1 Room412 (1.9%)34,826 (1.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms2,311 (10.6%)261,329 (12.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms8,443 (38.7%)630,776 (30.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms6,355 (29.1%)560,206 (26.9%)
8 or More Rooms4,297 (19.7%)595,394 (28.6%)
La Plata County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 La Plata CountyColorado
No Bedroom454 (2.1%)39,105 (1.9%)
1 Bedroom1,728 (7.9%)224,237 (10.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms15,868 (72.7%)1,216,823 (58.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms3,768 (17.3%)602,366 (28.9%)
La Plata County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 La Plata CountyColorado
With Complete Plumbing Facilities21,768 (99.8%)2,075,881 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities21,687 (99.4%)2,066,559 (99.2%)