The Building Official reviews plans for construction and remodeling of structures within the City limits and issues building permits. The Building Official issues sign permits and as a Certified Flood Manager can answer questions regarding FEMA Flood Maps and building in a flood zone.The City of Gunnison currently operates under the 2009 International Code Council Building Codes. To purchase copies of these codes or to obtain further information, contact the Building Official.
Building Permits. It is the policy of the City of Gunnison Building Department that building permits may only be issued on parcels deemed by the Fire Marshal, Building Official and Community Development Director to have adequate emergency vehicular access, and are served by a central water system capable of providing adequate fire flow, as prescribed by the International Fire Code. This administrative policy does not imply a guarantee for issuance of Certificates of Occupancy (CO). Building occupancy will not be granted until all City utilities (water, sewer and electrical) are in place and functional.
Adequate access to a site shall be from a road system connected to an existing local, collector or arterial road within the city limits. Site access roads shall be completed to an all weather surface, with adequate lifts of compacted road base placed upon competent structural fill. Site access roads shall have a minimum section width of 22 feet.
The Community Development Director may waive building permit issuance requirements if it is demonstrated that life-safety issues have been adequately addressed. This policy directive is found to be in compliance with Section 101.3 (Intent) of the International Building Code (2009). If you have any questions, contact the Building Official or Director of Community Development.
The Building Permit Packet contains the building permit application form, a checklist of all materials required for a building permit application, an authorization of agent form, dimensional standards for the zone district, a sample site plan and tips for energy efficient construction.
A Mobile Home Permit Application is required for placement of a mobile home in a designated mobile home park.Sign Permits. A sign permit is required for all signs erected within the city. Sandwich Board signs placed in the public right-of-way also require an Administrative License Agreement, which is approved by staff. The Land Development Code contains the Sign Standards. There is no charge for a sign permit.
Monthly Building Reports. Monthly Building Reports provide information about the number of building permits issued for residential and commercial projects.
Building Official and Certified Floodplain Manager
| Steve Westbay
Director of Community Development
|The Building Office is located in the |
City Municipal Building 201 West Virginia Avenue
The mailing address is P.O. Box 239 Gunnison, CO 81230