In an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID- 19 virus, all La Plata County buildings are sharply reducing public access. Building Department services will be available by appointment via phone or email.   

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The structural integrity of buildings and the safety of building occupants are paramount concerns of the La Plata County Building Department. For this reason, building codes have been enforced since1973. In 2011, the Building Department issued 535 building permits. Building officials conducted 2,352 on-site inspections of residential and commercial property and traveled nearly 48,795 miles to ensure compliance with our building codes.

Additional Information

For additional information about registered contractors, please call the Home Builders Association of Southwest Colorado at 970-382-0082.

For additional information about building permits and requirements, geologic hazards or related matters, please call (970-382-6250) or e-mail the Building Department via the Contact Form.

For information about sewage disposal and septic systems, please contact San Juan Basin Health Department at 247-5702.

For information about domestic water wells, please contact the Colorado Division of Water Resources at 247-1845.

Electrical Permits and Inspections are performed by the Colorado State Electrical Board at 303-894-8911.

For information about obtaining an address for your property, please review the Street Naming and Addressing Assigning Policy. For additional information contact the GIS department.

View property and parcel information on the Assessor Property Database

At a Glance

Butch Knowlton
Butch Knowlton– Director

Contact Information

211 Rock Point Dr.
Durango, CO 81301 (map)

P: 970-382-6250
F: 970-382-6272

Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm

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