Summit County Building Inspection 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.

C-Pace Program

Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy would like to help commercial property owners convert their outdated inefficient energy equipment to a more energy efficient building. About 35% of emissions in Summit County come from commercial buildings, and the C-Pace program offers financing, ultimately tied to the buildings property tax assessment, for Energy Efficiency, Renewables, and EV charging across the board.

There is a in-depth workshop in March that goes over the program and its offerings.  

Find more information on the C-Pace program by viewing the EPIC Flyer (pdf), C-Pace Workshop Flyer Spring 2021 (pdf), and the C-Pace Brochure (pdf).

COVID-19 Operations

Summit County is currently restricting public access to the Building Inspection Department in order to reduce COVID-19 transmission.

To provide inspection services and protect the health of our community, the Summit County Building department requires that all job sites implement and enforce the “Revised Summit County Covid-19 Job Site safety plan” and the State of Colorado Multi-Industry Construction Guidance (COVID-19 construction guidance) document.

Building Permit Submittal

All technical permit applications not requiring a plan review may be submitted electronically. Instructions can be found on the Building Permits page. All other permits, plans, plan changes and hard copies of the application materials should be submitted in person through appointment. Book your appointment. Our office is located at 37 Peak One Drive, Frisco CO 80443. Payment for technical permit applications submitted electronically will be taken either via e-Check ($1 fee) or Credit Card (processing fees of $0.75 plus 2.25% will apply to credit card payments).

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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. 

2018 ICC Code Series

The Summit County Building Department has adopted a revised Summit Sustainable Building Code (pdf) effective July 1, 2020.

Significant changes to go into effect July 1, 2020 include:

  • 2018 IRC Chapter 11 amendments listed under sections beginning with N11XX. (see page 15)
  • 2018 IRC appendix F Radon Control Methods has been adopted in its entirety with no amendments
  • 2018 IECC amendments commercial, residential and Summit Sustainable Building Code additions. (see page 26)

High Country Conservation Center (HC3) has additional information available about the Sustainable Building Code on their website.

For all building permits submitted prior to January 1, 2020 refer to 2012 code amendments (pdf).

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. Technical Permit applications that do not require a plan review will be accepted by email during the COVID-19 restrictions. Learn more about submittals.

Process for receiving technical permit applications:

  1. Permit applications will be emailed to
  2. Staff will process the permit in TRAKiT and call the contact on the application for payment. 
  3. After the payment has been processed, permits will be issued (in TRAKiT).
  4. Permits will be emailed to the contractor as a PDF.

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 2018 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 2018 Code Amendments (pdf) for the 2018 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.