During what hours is the Building Department open?
We are open Monday through Thursday 7am to 6pm in Fairplay. We are closed for holidays. Please check the Park County website for upcoming holidays. No plan submittals or plan pick-ups are processed after 5:00 p.m., Inspections need to be scheduled no later than 5:00 p.m. the day before you need the inspection to occur.

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1. During what hours is the Building Department open?
2. What can I build without a permit?
3. Do I need a permit to re-roof my house, garage, barn, or shed?
4. My septic, driveway, planning and zoning sheet, and plot plan are already approved. Does the Building Department already have copies on record?
5. I already have submitted my plans for a permit or I already have my building permit and I want to make some changes to my blueprints/field plans?
6. Do I need a permit to put a woodstove in my house?
7. Do I need a permit to tear down a structure, or any portion thereof ?
8. I just want to build a garage, addition, deck, or finish my basement, do I really need all the submittal documents listed on the building permit application?
9. How long are building permits good for?
10. Do I need a permit to finish my basement?
11. What is the frost depth in Park County?
12. What is the building code for Park County?
13. Can I have someone other then myself or a licensed/ registered contractor drop off and/or pick up permits for me?
14. Can I live in a trailer on my property while I build my house?
15. Do I need a permit for a deck?
16. Does Park County require contractors to be licensed/registered?
17. Does my shed require a permanent foundation?
18. Can I camp on my property?
19. Can I put a mobile home on my property?
20. Can I put a shed or a garage on my property prior to a house?
21. What is the smallest cabin/house I can build?
22. Do I need the fire mitigation listed in the building permit guide?
23. Can I put a modular or HUD home on my property?
24. How do I get a plumbing or electrical permit?
25. Do my plans have to be engineered?
26. Can I build my own home?
27. What do building permits cost?
28. What are the snow and wind loads for Park County?
29. Can I just build a primitive/weekend/hunting cabin without water, sewer, electrical or plumbing?
30. What inspections are needed and in what order are they required?
31. How do I find out if there were ever any building permits on a property?
32. How often do I need to get an inspection to keep my permit valid?