What can I build on my property?

This is a Planning & Zoning question, in most cases vacant land must remain vacant until a principal permitted use is established. See below for details.

1. Use this link to open a new tab with instruction on how to find your Zoning of the parcel in question
2. Find the Zoning Regulations that match your Zoning 

               Hint: MR-1 and R-1 are Residential, M-1 is Mining. You can build ONE Single Family Residence on parcels with these zoning designations
3. Read through the applicable Zoning Regulations to understand what we allow to be built, setbacks, and use information for Clear Creek County.

The Planning Department can be reached at 303-679-2436 if you have questions after you've read through your Zoning Regulations on your own.
There is a process to 're-zone' your parcel if the current zoning designation does not meet your needs. Please call us to discuss if this is an option for your parcel.

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1. What can I build on my property?
2. Can I build a cabin with no power, water or heat?
3. How small or large a residence can I build?
4. What work does not require a permit?
5. Does the building permit cover all of the construction?
6. How long is my building permit good for?
7. How much will my building permit cost?
8. What do I need to have completed for a Certificate of Occupancy?
9. Are contractors required to get a Clear Creek County license?
10. What are the code requirements for my re-roof?
11. Can I, as the property owner, act as the contractor?
12. What is my snow load?
13. What is my wind load?
14. What is my Zoning?
15. Do I Need a Contractor's License?
16. How Do I Build a House?
17. How to Schedule An Inspection with the Building Department
18. How to Renew a Contactor's License
19. Can I build my own deck?
20. Can I submit an ILC in lieu of a Site Plan?
21. Do I need a permit to cover my existing deck or add a roof over it?
22. I want to make my roof into a rooftop deck, do I need a permit?
23. If I bought a home that has a deck, how can I tell if it has been permitted?
24. If I bought a home that has a deck, that I know was NOT permitted, what should I do?
25. Do I need an inspection for my deck?
26. What work is exempt from needing a permit?