El Paso County Planning Department in Colorado Springs Colorado

Address and phone number for El Paso County Planning Department, a Building Department, at East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs CO.

El Paso County Planning Department
27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903

About the El Paso County Planning Department

The El Paso County Planning Department, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • El Paso County building codes and ordinances
  • Building and construction permit searches
  • El Paso County building violations, appeals, complaints, and fines
  • Building information searches and property records
  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in El Paso County, Colorado
  • Contractor license searches
  • Building and site inspection records
El Paso County Property Records

El Paso County, Colorado public property records are available for request from the Building Department. These public records include building records and inspection logs, complaints, building and construction permits and permit violations.

Building Codes

The El Paso County Building Department is involved in establishing building code, planning and zoning in El Paso County, CO. A review board is usually responsible for adopting the building code. The DOB provides training and certification of building inspectors who implement the code at the county level through inspections. The Building Dept may also conduct inspections of county department buildings and facilities.

El Paso County Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments are responsible for implementing and enforcing El Paso County building code, as well as any locally adopted standards and regulations related to building construction including zoning laws. Building Departments enforce the building code by reviewing design plans in advance of construction and inspecting buildings during and after construction to verify code compliance as well as issuing building permits. Before a building may be occupied, it must be issued a permit by the Department's building inspector.

Building Safety & Maintenance

The Building Department may also inspect buildings following a fire or other damage in order to determine whether the structure is safe to occupy. In cases where severe damage or neglect has made a building unsafe for occupancy, the El Paso County DOB has the power to condemn the building. The Dept of Buildings is also tasked with enforcing local property maintenance codes and zoning ordinances.

Contact the El Paso County Planning Department

You may contact the Building Department by calling 719-520-6300, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: El Paso County Planning Department, 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903

Map of El Paso County Planning Department in Colorado Springs Colorado

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