Permits from Planning and Building Services

General Questions, Payments, and Walk-ins:  
Monday - Thursday from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
( The Annex is closed on Fridays)

Specific Department Members are By Appointment Only. 
Please contact them directly to set up a meeting 

The Departments of Building, Planning, Site Development, and Environmental Health work together in the review and approval of development permits.  Because most development projects require permits from each of these departments, we have prepared permit packets that explain how permitting is coordinated to assure a seamless development review experience.

Each Packet (New SFR, Commercial/Multi-Family, and Residential Additions & Alterations) contains an overview and separate sections that describe each department’s standards for development.  Each section includes application forms and a list of submission materials necessary to apply for the permits for new construction, or additions & alterations.

To schedule an appointment please email the person directly or email and we can provide you with contact info.

New Single-Family Residence

Residential Additions & Alterations

Commercial & Multi-Family

For other permits, please see below:

Site Development

The Site Development department reviews driveway and excavation plans, issues related permits, and monitors performance for driveway construction and construction on building sites.

Site Development Permits

Grading and Excavation

Defensible Space

Retaining Walls

Floodplain Permits

Road & Bridge

The Road and Bridge department is responsible for maintaining the condition of over 200 miles of roads within the County's approved maintenance plan, as well as performing Capital Improvement projects and the special construction projects as requested by the Clear Creek Board of County Commissioners

Road & Bridge Permits

Utility & ROW Permits

Environmental Health

Environmental Health department concentrates on controlling factors that impact public health and the environment around us.  Locally, we oversee onsite wastewater treatment systems, protect our water sources from contamination and monitor outdoor air quality.  Our counterparts at the state health department currently manage all routine and complaint inspections for food establishments, childcare facilities and schools.

Environment Health Department Permits

Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Permit

OWTS Use Permit

Operating Permit


The services provided by the Building department are aimed at protecting the public’s safety by regulating the design, construction, materials, use and occupancy, and maintenance of buildings and structures within the unincorporated areas of Clear Creek County.

Building Department Permits

Mechanical Permit

Re-roof, Re-siding, Window/Door Replacements

Solar Permit

Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Permit

Demolition Permit

Permanent Signs and Fences Permit

Request Any Building Inspection Here


The Planning department is responsible for processing land use applications for rezonings, divisions of land, subdivisions, and other land use entitlements. Planning Staff reviews building permits to ensure conformance with standards set forth in the Zoning Regulations such as permitted uses, building height, signage, animals, and other standards. Planning Staff is also responsible for long range and comprehensive planning updates, zoning code enforcement, special event permitting, and other special permits and programs.

Planning Department Permits

Short Term (Vacation) Rentals Permit

Special Event Permit

Mobile Food Truck Permit

Commercial River Outfitters Licensing (Rafting Permit)

Fire Department Burn Permits

Clear Creek Fire Authority

Evergreen Fire Protection District