Building Division

Contact Info

Permit Technician

Inspector/Plans Examiner

Building Official

Inspection Requests: 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.

COVID-19 Building Division Update

Building Inspection Service during COVID-19- Restrictions effective March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Frisco Bldg. Div. Restrictions COVID-19 Frisco Bldg. Div. Small Job Site Safety Plan

Building Division General Information

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.

Building Division FAQ’s and Answers

Sustainable Building Code

What is the new Sustainable Building Code?

  •  On April 14, 2020 Frisco Town Council issued Ordinance 20-04 to adopt the Summit Sustainable Building Code (SSBC) to serve as a new above-building code standard, requiring increased energy savings in new construction that exceeds the 2018 IECC code requirements. You can see Frisco’s amendments to the 2018 IECC code here, under Section 65-9.
  • For commercial new construction: All new commercial construction must demonstrate 25% energy savings above a baseline building energy model developed using ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Cost Budget protocol.
  • For residential new construction: All new residential new construction will comply with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home Program, maximizing energy efficiency, air quality, and water conservation that will result in a home that’s more affordable to operate and healthy to live in.
  • For more information, visit High Country Conservation Center’s informational page.

When does the new Sustainable Building Code go into effect?

  • All new commercial building applications must comply with the new Sustainable Building Code beginning on July 1, 2020.
  • New residential structures submitted for permit between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 shall be registered, designed, and inspected in accordance with the Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home National Program. Full compliance shall be required on buildings submitted for permit commencing January 1, 2021.

How can my new home comply?

  • Any new residential building will need to comply with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home National Program.
  • All requirements for participation are listed here, and your home can take either the Prescriptive Path or the Performance Path.
  • To find a Zero Energy Ready Home Partner Locator, use this tool.


What inspections are scheduled for today?

BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES during COVID-19 Restrictions effective March 26, 2020, (Read more…)

How can I request an inspection?

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.

Who does electrical inspections?

All electrical inspections are performed by the Summit County Inspection Division. The telephone number for requesting electrical inspections is 970-668-3170.

Building Permits

What building code(s) does the Town of Frisco abide by?

  • 2018 International Code Council codes. Please access our Building Code page to see our local amendments.

Where can I find a Building Permit application?

How can I calculate how much my permit is going to cost?

Do I need a business license to do work in Frisco, Colorado?

  • Yes. All contractors conducting work in the Town of Frisco require a Business License.

Do I need a Building Permit to do a… ?

Permits are required for:
  • New building construction
  • Additions, alterations, and repairs to existing buildings (including re-roofing a structure, replacing window or door units, and re-siding a commercial or multi-family structure)
  • Repairs, alterations, removal, or replacement of any electrical, fuel-gas, mechanical, or plumbing system
  • Change in use or occupancy of existing buildings
  • Moving existing buildings
  • Demolition of buildings

Building Permits – 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.

Rapid Review Joint Application– 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 10:00 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.  Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 12-58-114.5, the Town of Frisco has established procedures for conducting contemporaneous reviews of plumbing licenses.

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.

Is a list of recently issued Building Permits available?

August 2020 Building Permit Report
July 2020 Building Permit Report
June 2020 Building Permit Report
May 2020 Building Permit Report
April 2020 Building Permit Report
March 2020 Building Permit Report
February 2020 Building Permit Report
January 2020 Building Permit Report

Reports From Previous Years

2019 Building Permit Reports
2018 Building Permit Reports
2017 Building Permit Reports
2016 Building Permit Reports
2015 Building Permit Reports
2014 Building Permit Reports
2013 Building Permit Reports
2012 Building Permit Reports

Other Agencies

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.