Building Inspection

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.

The Building Inspection Department is typically unavailable Wednesday mornings until 10:30 am for our weekly staff meeting.

We are performing a software update on Monday, February 26th. The Office will ONLY be able to accept REVISIONS. No other services will be available. Inspections will continue as best as possible. Please plan accordingly and thank you for your patience.

Building Permit Submittal

All building permits, technical permits, plans, plan changes and hard copies of the application materials should be submitted in person by a representative who can answer submittal related questions. Electronic, mailed-in, and couriered services for drop-off submittals will NOT be accepted.  Payment for permit applications can be paid via cash, regular check, e-check,  ($1 fee) or Credit Card (processing fees of $0.75 plus 2.25% will apply to credit card payments). Payment for plan review is required at the time of submittal.  Building permit application submittals will not be accepted after 4:30 p.m. 

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.  

Find out what projects are exempt from permitting.

Codes & Amendments

The Building Inspection Department has adopted the 2018 International Code Council (ICC) code series for all permitted projects.  We enforce the 2023 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 adopted a sustainable building code (pdf) with which every new single-family residence (SFR) in Summit County must comply.

Submitting Permit Applications

All permit applications must include a complete application form and the required accompanying submittal documents and those items must be submitted to our office. Please review the notice to remove the electronic service for technical permit applications.  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.

Septic Tanks - OWTS

If your property has a septic tank, please visit the Environmental Health page for permitting and information.

Contact Us

General Info
Phone: (970) 668-3170
County Commons, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco, CO 80443

Office Hours: Generally Mon - Fri from 8am – 5pm (Weds 10am - 5pm). 

Glen Morgan
Chief Building Official
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