Building Department

It is important to note the following

  • Approval by the Planning & Zoning Commission is required for any new construction , excavation, importation of dirt, projects that change the exterior appearance or footpring of any existing structure, re-staining where the color is being changed and landscaping.
  • Permits are required for any new constrution in excess of two (200) square feet in area, re-roofing, re-siding, re-staining (same color) or any remodel involving structural modifications.  Building Permits are also required for remodeling, when the project value exceeds $1,000, except when specifically exempted by the Building Code.
  • Any tree removal, other than dead or down trees, must be approved, unless associated with an approved Permit. 
  • Allow 30-45 days to process applications requiring P & Z approval.  Approval of specific Subdivisions Homeowners Associations may be required and is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • For owner build projects, ALL Electrical work must be conducted by a license electrical contractor.
  • To schedule an inspection, please email publicworks@townofblueriver.org by 4:00 p.m. the day before.  Inspections are conducted Monday-Thursday.  Monday inspection request must be received by 4 p.m. Thursday.  There will be NO same day inspections.
  • For questions, call 970-485-5193 or email publicworks@townofblueriver.org.