Building Department

Contact Information

Walsenburg Land Use Office
525 S. Albert Avenue
Walsenburg, CO 81089

Tel: 719-738-1048

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Personnel

Leonard Mondragon - Building and Planning Official
719-738-2341
bice@cityofwalsenburg.com

The City of Walsenburg has adopted comprehensive land use and building regulations including:

  • Annexation
  • Zoning
  • Subdivision
  • Building Standards
  • Property Maintenance

Required Building Permits

Anyone who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.

  • All Commercial Construction must have a building permit and all work must be performed by a licensed and insured contractor.

  • All Residential Construction must have a building permit. If the home owner is personally doing their own work the attached property owner/builder liability form must be included with the permit application.

  • All building foundations larger than 250 square feet are required to be engineered and wet stamped by a colorado registered professional engineer or architect.

Building Permits and changes in land use can be obtained by filing the proper application and paying the appropriate fees to the City.

BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION

PROPERTY OWNER / BUILDERLIABILITY CONSENT FORM

All Electrical, Plumbing, and Gas permits must be purchased through the State of Colorado at DORA - Electrical &, Plumbing Permits

WORK EXEMPT FROM PERMITS

Building Code

THE CITY OF WALSENBURG IS CURRENTLY USING THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODES (see Ordinance No. 1092)

Building Codes

CODES

2015 International Building Code

2015 International Residential Code For One And Two Family Dwellings

2015 International Mechanical Code

2015 International Fire Code

2015 International Existing Building Code

2015 International Energy Conservation Code

2015 International Property Maintenance Code

2015 International Plumbing Code

National Electric Code

Contractor Licenses

All contractor licenses are issued by the Huerfano County Regional Building Authority board.

CONTRACTOR LICENSING PROCEDURES
2018 CONTRACTOR LICENSE APPLICATION
LIST OF LICENSED CONTRACTORS IN HUERFANO COUNTY

HELPFUL LINKS

Applications and Forms

LAND USE APPLICATION

BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION

CONDITIONAL USE / SPECIAL USE APPLICATION

REZONING APPLICATION

SIGN PERMIT APPLICATION

PROPERTY OWNER LIABILITY FORM

City Ordinances

The City Of Walsenburg is currently using the 2015 International Building Codes

WALSENBURG ANNEXATION ORDINANCE (Chapter 15 provides guidance but has not yet been legally adopted)

WALSENBURG SIGN ORDINANCE

WALSENBURG SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE

WALSENBURG ZONING ORDINANCE (Chapter 16 provides guidance but has not yet been legally adopted)

"TINY HOMES" ORDINANCE 1094

NUISANCE ORDINANCE 1022

Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

Please contact the City Clerk's Office for the latest copy of current ordinances.

Other Regulations and Requirements

FROST DEPTH REQUIREMENTS

Frost Protected Shallow Foundation Design

RADON MITIGATION REQUIREMENTS (IRC)

SNOW LOAD REQUIREMENTS

Maps

FEMA FLOODPLAIN MAP

WALSENBURG ZONING MAP