As part of Frisco, Colorado’s Community Development Department, the Building Division administers the building permit process and reviews projects according to adopted building construction codes. The Building Division works closely with the Planning Division and all projects must obtain both Planning and Building approval. Sometimes this approval will require two separate applications; please look at the Planning Department’s applications page to see if your project requires a separate application.
The building permit process is organized to help ensure projects meet minimum standards for safeguarding health, safety, property, and public welfare as those buildings are used and occupied. The process includes reviewing designs and plans for compliance with adopted codes, issuing permits that authorize approved work, inspecting new construction for compliance with approved plans and adopted codes, and issuing Certificates of Occupancy authorizing use and occupancy of buildings.
The adopted building construction codes are developed as the minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare. These safeguards are in the forms of requirements structural strength, stability, adequate means of egress, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment.
Please note that the Town of Frisco Building Department no longer accepts credit/debit cards for Building Permits & Fees, nor for the Summit County Housing Authority (SCHA) Impact Fee. We still accept credit/debit cards for most Mechanical and Plumbing Permits & Fees.
Please call 970-668-5276 and press 1.
Inspection requests need to be called in by 4:30pm THE BUSINESS DAY BEFORE THE INSPECTION IS NEEDED. Please provide the permit number, address of the project, and contact information when requesting an inspection.
All electrical inspections are performed by the Summit County Inspection Division. The telephone number for requesting electrical inspections is 970-668-3170.
Permits are required for:
Building Permit – for any and all new construction, including but not limited to, new building construction, building additions (including decks), alterations to buildings, repairs to buildings, etc.
Minor Project – for any Window/Door Replacements, Water Heaters (replacements or new), Furnace & Boiler Replacements, Fireplaces, Re-roofs, & Hot Tubs. Please note that these projects are usually reviewed on our Rapid Review Wednesdays, every Wednesday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am with the goal of issuing them over the counter. Any minor projects received any other day during the week will be issued at this time.
Mechanical Permits are required for installation, replacement, repair, or alteration of mechanical systems. This includes fuel-gas piping, heating equipment and systems, cooling equipment and systems, ventilation systems, and gas-fired fireplace appliances.
Plumbing Permits are required for all plumbing work including waste drains and venting, water supply piping, and related fixture and appliance installation.
Electrical Permits are required for the installation of new electrical service or relocation and changes in existing service, lighting, as well as new appliance and electrical equipment connections. All electrical permits for the Town of Frisco are issued by the Summit County Building Inspection Division.
The Building Department requires approval from other agencies as part of issuing permits and Certificates of Occupancy. These approvals may include:
When an application and plans are turned in and the plan review fees are paid, the Building Department will issue an Agency Sign-Off Card indicating which other agencies have jurisdiction and are required to approve various stages of the project. It is the responsibility of the project owner or contractor of record to circulate the Agency Sign-Off Card to the agencies (obtaining a signature “sign-off”) that are checked on the card. Approvals from these agencies may require the project owner to submit plans, obtain separate permits, and pay additional fees at each agency.