Building Permit - Residential

You will need both a Town Planning Clearance and a County building permit to proceed with your project. Please begin your project by submitting the Planning Clearance application (below) to the Planning Department at Town Hall. This will give staff an opportunity to become familiar with your project and to answer any initial questions you may have.

Town Building Application for Planning Clearance
Please go here to download the Town's Planning Clearance permit. For questions regarding the Town's Planning Clearance application, please contact our Planning Technician at 719-395-8643 ext 12 or send an email. An example of a residential site plan can be found here.

County Residential Building Permit
Please go here to download Chaffee County's Residential Permit Application. For questions regarding this permit, please contact Pat Green at 719-530-5570 or email him. You can also find him at the Chaffee County Annex building at 112 Linderman Avenue in Buena Vista on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30am - 10:30 am and 2:30pm - 4:00pm.


Other permits you may need
  • Access Permit / Driveway - Request for permission to undertake any physical connections to or obtain access to a public street, alley, pedestrian/bike path, or other public right-of-way.
  • Construction / Excavation Permit - Request for approval to undertake any physical disruption, excavation, construction, or cutting in any public street, access, alley, pedestrian/bike path, or other public right-of-way.
  • Residential Water Tap Application - Request for permission to tap water main.