Codes and Fees

A moratorium adopted by the Board of Trustees on May 23rd, 2023 will run through September 20th. This moratorium will affect minor and major subdivisions and annexations. Full details of the moratorium (PDF)

Buena Vista Fee Schedule (PDF)

Buena Vista Municipal Code

The Buena Vista Municipal Code consists of the codified ordinances of the town. An up-to-date hard copy of the code is on file with the Town Clerk and may be inspected during regular business hours. Please note that the current code book does not include ordinances passed after the print date.

Chapter 15 covers annexations, Chapter 16 addresses zoning, Chapter 17 contains the development code, and Chapter 18 outlines building regulations. The Municipal Code is regularly updated when code changes are made in public hearings with the Board of Trustees, so please follow the link above to see current development requirements. Other useful resources are listed below. If you have any questions regarding Code interpretation as it pertains to development projects, please contact our Planning Department.

Land Use and Development Guidelines

Zone District Summaries

2015 International Building Code

(The link above will take you to an external website. Please select '2015' at the top of that page.)

For questions pertaining to the IBC, please call the Chaffee County Building Department at 719-539-2124.

2015 International Fire Code (PDF)

Please contact the Fire Inspector with any questions at 719-395-8089.

2006 International Energy Conservation Code (PDF)

1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings (PDF)