What can I build without a permit?

The following do not require a building permit but still must conform to land use regulations.

  • One story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, that do not exceed 200 sq. ft.
  • Fences not over 6 feet high.
  • Retaining walls that are not over 4 feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall.
  • Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops, siding, and similar cosmetic work. (Non-structural)
  • Swings and other playground equipment accessory to detached one and two- family dwellings.

Please contact Park County Planning and Zoning Department at 719-836-4254 or planner@parkco.us or refer to the county web site for current land use regulations.

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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?