The Building Department works to assure the life, health, and safety of the public by regulating the construction, use and occupancy of buildings, through the administration and enforcement of Building Codes adopted in San Juan County and to maintain an adequate record system, as required by law.


Apply for a Permit

A building permit is an official document or certificate issued by the authority having jurisdiction which authorizes performance of a specified activity.

Your building permit allows the Code Official to protect the occupants of buildings by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and insuring public health, safety and welfare.

By following code guidelines, your completed project will meet minimum safety standards and will be less likely to cause injury to you, your family, your friends or future owners.


County Zoning & Land Use Regulations


Building Application Forms

  • Building Permit Request
  • Building Permit Fee Schedule
  • Use Subject for Review Application
  • Variance Application


Pending Applications

Proposed Additions


For Information & Inspections

Please call 970.946.9031 for information or to schedule your building inspections.

Have the following information ready when making your request:

  • Permit Number
  • Legal Description
  • Address of your job
  • Type(s) of inspection needed


Bill MacDougall

ICC Certified Building Inspector #8392930

NFPA Certified Fire Inspector #CFI-17-PB-0072

Code Enforcement Officer

Town of Silverton and San Juan County 

 970.946.9031 (direct)