Summit County Building Inspection Department


Summit County is hosting a webcast on the Incorporation of Radon Control Techniques in New Homes on March 10, 2020 from 9:00am-11:00am at the County Commons, Mount Royal Room at 37 Peak One Dr., Frisco, CO.  To register for this event please click on the registration document and email the completed document to Maya Kulick in the Summit County Environmental Health Department. 
The Summit County Building Inspection Department is where all building permit processes begin. We take in all permit applications, route them to relevant internal review agencies, issue building permits, enforce code requirements and conduct building inspections.

The Summit County Building Department will be adopting the 2018 International Code Council (ICC) code series with amendments, effective January 1, 2020.  View our 2018 Code Amendments (pdf) for the 2018 International Code Council (ICC) code series.

Schedule a Building Inspection or View Permits
Summit County building inspections can be easily scheduled online with eTRAKiT.  If you are having difficulty logging in with your username, click here to setup a new account and relink your active permits. 

Building Permits

Per the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC), permits are required for all new structures, alterations to existing structures, remodels, decks, hot tubs and window replacements. We do not require a permit for re-roofing unless the scope of work includes structural changes to the roof.

Find out more about the various types of building permits required by Summit County.

Submitting Permit Applications

All permit applications must include a complete application form and the required accompanying submittal documents. All permit applications must be submitted in person. Learn more about submittals.

Application Review

The Building Inspection Department brings in permit applications, plans and other construction documents and routes them through all the appropriate internal review agencies within Summit County government. Find out more about the application review process.

Building Inspections

All permitted projects are required to have a series of inspections to ensure conformance with approved contract documents. Find out about building inspections.

Codes & Amendments

The Building Inspection Department has adopted the 2012 International Code Council (ICC) code series for all permitted projects.  We enforce the 2017 National Electric Code.  Additionally, we have amended the codes for local conditions.  View our 2012 Code Amendments (pdf) for the 2012 International Code Council (ICC) code series.

We have also adopted a sustainable building code (pdf) with which every new residential development and residential addition in Summit County must comply.