How Do I Build a House?

Find out what your land is zoned for first, to determine what kind of house you are allowed to build, if any. You can call 303-679-2436 to find this out, or use our GIS ClearMap and use the Zoning Layer.  Once you've established you are able to build a residence in your zoning, hire an engineer to construct Grading, Excavation, and Erosion Control plans for your parcel (we do not make recommendations for engineers). Then, submit your plans,  and application documents to the Site Development Department.  Contact Excel Energy for electric if needed, and the State of Colorado to obtain a Well Permit if needed. You will also need a Leach Field if you are not in an area with sanitation (which very few areas are). Contact Environmental Health for information on septic permits if needed.

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1. What can I build on my property?
2. Can I build a cabin with no power, water or heat?
3. How small or large a residence can I build?
4. What work does not require a permit?
5. Does the building permit cover all of the construction?
6. How long is my building permit good for?
7. How much will my building permit cost?
8. What do I need to have completed for a Certificate of Occupancy?
9. Are contractors required to get a Clear Creek County license?
10. What are the code requirements for my re-roof?
11. Can I, as the property owner, act as the contractor?
12. What is my snow load?
13. What is my wind load?
14. What is my Zoning?
15. Do I Need a Contractor's License?
16. How Do I Build a House?
17. How to Schedule An Inspection with the Building Department
18. How to Renew a Contactor's License
19. Can I build my own deck?
20. Can I submit an ILC in lieu of a Site Plan?
21. Do I need a permit to cover my existing deck or add a roof over it?
22. I want to make my roof into a rooftop deck, do I need a permit?
23. If I bought a home that has a deck, how can I tell if it has been permitted?
24. If I bought a home that has a deck, that I know was NOT permitted, what should I do?
25. Do I need an inspection for my deck?
26. What work is exempt from needing a permit?