Building Departments in Fort Collins, Colorado

There are 3 Building Departments in Fort Collins, Colorado, serving a population of 159,150 people in an area of 55 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 53,050 people, and 1 Building Department per 18 square miles.

In Colorado, Fort Collins is ranked 55th of 568 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 53rd of 568 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Fort Collins Building Departments

Find Fort Collins, Colorado building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Fort Bragg Zoning 281 North College Avenue Fort Collins, CO

Fort Collins City Building Department 281 North College Avenue Fort Collins, CO

Fort Collins Planning Department 281 North College Avenue Fort Collins, CO

About the Fort Collins Building Department

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

Fort Collins Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Fort Collins 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.

Fort Collins Residential Housing Units
 Fort CollinsLarimer County
Total Housing Units64,038142,642
Occupied Housing Units61,532 (96.1%)130,502 (91.5%)
Fort Collins Occupied Residential Buildings
 Fort CollinsLarimer County
Single-Family Detached Homes35,568 (57.8%)87,514 (67.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes4,972 (8.1%)9,176 (7.0%)
2 Apartments1,434 (2.3%)2,746 (2.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments3,283 (5.3%)5,254 (4.0%)
5 to 9 Apartments4,328 (7.0%)6,522 (5.0%)
10 or More Apartments10,407 (16.9%)14,257 (10.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,540 (2.5%)5,033 (3.9%)
Fort Collins Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Fort CollinsLarimer County
2014 or Later1,080 (1.8%)2,193 (1.7%)
2010 to 20132,486 (4.0%)5,285 (4.0%)
2000 to 200911,228 (18.2%)26,196 (20.1%)
1980 to 199923,117 (37.6%)45,989 (35.2%)
1960 to 197917,049 (27.7%)36,503 (28.0%)
1940 to 19593,175 (5.2%)6,996 (5.4%)
1939 or Earlier3,397 (5.5%)7,340 (5.6%)
Fort Collins Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Fort CollinsLarimer County
1 Room1,008 (1.6%)1,741 (1.3%)
2 or 3 Rooms8,159 (13.3%)13,062 (10.0%)
4 or 5 Rooms19,342 (31.4%)39,599 (30.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms16,376 (26.6%)36,415 (27.9%)
8 or More Rooms16,647 (27.1%)39,685 (30.4%)
Fort Collins Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Fort CollinsLarimer County
No Bedroom1,072 (1.7%)1,853 (1.4%)
1 Bedroom5,352 (8.7%)8,813 (6.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms37,589 (61.1%)81,498 (62.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms17,519 (28.5%)38,338 (29.4%)
Fort Collins Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Fort CollinsLarimer County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities61,435 (99.8%)130,161 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities60,916 (99.0%)129,198 (99.0%)