Building Department

The Building Department handles all matters regarding construction in the Town of Gypsum. 

You will need to obtain building permits when planning or building a new home, adding any building to your existing home or even starting a home improvement project such as finishing a basement or adding a deck or patio.  Please see below to determine the type of permit(s) that you will need.

Building Guides / Permits

Prospective Builders Instructions

Step 1: Residential Forms
Addition Guide 
Addition Guide - Spanish 
Basement Finish Guide
Basement Finish Guide - Spanish
Garage Guide
Garage Guide- Spanish
Patio Guide
Patio Guide - Spanish
Enclosed Patio Guide
Enclosed Patio Guide - Spanish 
Uncovered Decks Guide
Uncovered Decks Guide - Spanish
Roof Guide
Roof Guide - Spanish
Building Specifications

Step 2: Building Permit Applications
Building Permit
Construction within Public ROW Permit
Electrical Permit
Fire Alarm Permit
Fire Sprinkler Permit
Mechanical Permit
Plumbing Permit
*Building Permit Fees

Step 3: Inspections
Please contact Stephanie (970)524-1731 to schedule your building inspection(s). 
Inspections are performed Monday - Friday (AM or PM appointments).
Inspections must be scheduled by 4PM (MST) on the day prior to an inspection request.

Be prepared for inspection(s):

  • Permit sign must be posted, and the approved plans on the job site.
  • Residential inspections require that all rough inspections and final inspections are required to be completed at the same inspection.  

     - Rough Inspections: framing, rough electrical, rough mechanical and rough plumbing
     - Final Inspections: building, final electrical, final mechanical and final plumbing