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.
  • Applications are available below and at Town Hall.
  • To schedule an inspection, please email blueriverpublicworks@gmail.com 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 blueriverpublicworks@gmail.com.

 

Blue River Building Department FAQ's

  • Does my project require a building permit?
    • Permits Required for: Staining, sheds, new construction, additions, remodeling, garages, electrical, plumbing, tree removal, some landscaping, fences, excavation, roofing,  and siding.  When in doubt, call Town Hall to verify before starting work.
  • How can I request an inspection?
  • Where can I find a Building Permit Application?
    • Please see all permit applications below.
  • Do I need a business license to do work in Blue River?
    • Yes.  Anyone doing business in the Town of Blue River is required to have a business license.  Please check out our Licensing/Taxes page.
  • What Building Code(s) does Blue River abide by?
    • Internation Residential 2012 Code.  Check additional information under our Town Code page, chapter 18.
  • How do I obtain a permit?
  • ​More questions about building in Blue River?  Call 970-485-5193 or email: blueriverpublicworks@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

Town of Blue River Building Permit

Fee Schedule

Revised September 29, 2017

BUILDING PERMIT FEES

TOTAL VALUATION

FEE

$1.00 to $500.00

$50.00

$500.01 to $2,000.00

$50.00 for the first $500.00 plus $1.25 for each additional $100.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000.00

$2,000.01 to $25,000.00

$75 for the first $2,000.00 plus $15.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000.00

$25,001.00 to $50,000.00

$420 for the first $25,000.00 plus $12.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.00

$50,000.01 to $100,000.00

$720 for the first $50,000.00 plus $8.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000.00

$100,000.01 to $500,000.00

$1,160.00 for the first $100,000.00 plus $6.50 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000.00

$500,000.01 to $1,000,000.00

$3663.00 for the first $500,000.00 plus $5.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000.00

$1,000,000.01 and up

$6330.00 for the first $1,000,000.00 plus $3.90 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof.

**Plan review fees - When submittal documents are required by the building code, a mandatory plan review fee shall be paid at the time of submitting the documents for plan review.  Said plan review fee shall be 65 percent of the building permit fee as set forth in the table above. Please see code amendment document for additional fees.**

 

ELECTRICAL PERMIT FEES

UNIT AREA

PERMIT FEE

Not more than 1,000 sq. ft.

$135.00

Over 1,000 sq. ft., and not more than 1,500 sq. ft.

$202.50

Over 1,500 sq. ft., and not more than 2,000 sq. ft.

$270.00

Over 2,000 sq. ft.

$270.00 plus $11.50 per 100 sq. ft. or fraction thereof over 2,000 sq. ft.

ALL OTHER FEES: Except for inspection in mobile homes and travel parks, all other permit fees shall be computed on the dollar value of the electrical installation, including time and material (total cost to the customer), and such fees shall be computed as follows:

VALUATION

PERMIT FEE

Not more than $2,000.00

$135.00

More than $2,000.00

$13.50 per thousand or fraction thereof PLUS $135.00

Mobile homes and travel parks per space

$135.00

Additional plan review

$65.00 per hour or fraction thereof

Reinspection on all above

$65.00

Temporary Power Permit

$65.00

Hot Tub Electrical Permit

$135.00

MECHANICAL PERMIT FEES

VALUATION

PERMIT FEE

$1.00 to $500.00

$50.00

$500.01 to $2,000.00

$50.00 for the first $500.00 plus $1.25 for each additional $100.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000.00

$2,000.01 to $25,000.00

$75 for the first $2,000.00 plus $15.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000.00

$25,001.00 to $50,000.00

$420 for the first $25,000.00 plus $12.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.00

$50,000.01 to and up

$720 for the first $50,000.00 plus $8.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000.00

Plan review fee (when required)

65% of Mechanical Permit Fee

**Please see code amendment document Section A (3) to verify valuation standards.**

PLUMBING PERMIT FEES

VALUATION

PERMIT FEE

$1.00 to $500.00

$50.00

$500.01 to $2,000.00

$50.00 for the first $500.00 plus $1.25 for each additional $100.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000.00

$2,000.01 to $25,000.00

$75 for the first $2,000.00 plus $15.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000.00

$25,001.00 to $50,000.00

$420 for the first $25,000.00 plus $12.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.00

$50,000.01 to and up

$720 for the first $50,000.00 plus $8.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000.00

Plan review fee (when required)

65% of Mechanical Permit Fee

ELEVATOR PERMIT FEES

New Installations

FEE

  1. Passenger or freight elevator, escalator, moving walk:

 

             Up to and including $50,000.00 of valuation

$350.00

             Over $50,000.00 of valuation

$350.00 plus $6.00 for each $1,000.00 or fraction thereof over $50,000.00

  1. Dumbwaiter or private residence elevator:

 

              Up to and including $20,000.00 of valuation

$250.00

              Over $20,000.00 of valuation

$250.00 plus $3.00 for each $1,000.00 or fraction thereof over $20,000.00

Other Inspection Fees:

Fee

  1. Inspections outside of normal hours, per hour (minimum charge – two hours)

$50.001

  1. Reinspection fees, per inspection

$50.001

  1. Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated, per hour (minimum charge – one hour)

$50.001

  1. Additional plan review, per hour (minimum charge – one hour)

$50.001

1Or the total hourly cost to the jurisdiction, whichever is greatest.

 

ELEVATOR ANNUAL CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTIONS FEES 1,2

Description

Fee

For each elevator

$170.00

For each escalator or moving walk

$170.00

For each commercial dumbwaiter

$95.00

For each platform lift

$95.00

1Each elevator or moving walk unit powered by one motor shall be considered as a separate escalator or moving walk

2Residential elevators do not require certificates of inspection.

OTHER INSPECTIONS AND FEES

Description

Fee

  1. Inspections outside of normal business hours (minimum charge – two hours)

$65.00 per hour1

  1. Reinspection fee assessed

$65.00

  1. Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated (minimum charge – one hour)

$65.00 per hour1

  1. For use of outside consultants for plan checking or inspections or both

Actual costs 2

  1. Additional plan review (minimum charge – one hour)

$65.00 per hour 1

  1. Clerical time for researching or duplicating records, or both (minimum charge –one hour)

$65.00 per hour1

1 Or the total hourly cost to the jurisdiction, whichever is greatest

2Actual costs include administrative and overhead costs.