Ken Hartsfield, Planning and Community Development Director
P: (719) 689-3588 F: (719) 689-3288
In order to request a building inspection, please call the number above and press option “1” or CLICK HERE TO SEND AN EMAIL
The Building Department is responsible for regulating building activities to ensure that residential and commercial structures comply with applicable building codes and city ordinances. It processes building permit applications and annual contractor license applications, and handles nuisance and code violations. The Board of Review assists the Building Department by reviewing building ordinances and new contractor license applications, by reviewing complaints against contractors, by considering updates to the building codes, and by mediating disputes between contractors, citizens, and the Building Department. The Board of Review, appointed by the City Council, is comprised of seven volunteers from the local construction industry and they meet (tentatively) once each month.
To promote positive growth and development by enforcing the codes adopted by the city, which provide minimum standards to safeguard life, limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling design, construction, quality of materials, use, occupancy, location, and maintenance of all buildings and structures within the City of Cripple Creek.
Goals and Objectives:
- Encourage land development by increasing customer services, including simplifying and standardizing processes for applications/permitting and reviewing applications expeditiously.
- Promote quality of life and safety by strengthening code enforcement and compliance with all city ordinances.
- Provide assistance and direct support to city building facility directors in maintenance and construction needs.
Contemporaneous Review of Electrical and Plumbing Licenses
The City of Cripple Creek Building Inspectors are authorized, and required by State law, to perform random reviews of licenses of electricians and plumbers on job sites. Electrical and Plumbing workers are required, and expected, to carry their appropriate cards showing that they are a licensed Apprentice, Journeyman or Master worker, so that when requested, they can produce it. Inspectors will verify that the cards are current, and that no more than 3 apprentices per licensed Journeyman or Master workers are on the job. Non-compliant workers, and/or apprentices without the presence of their licensed Journeyman or Master, or workers unable to produce their cards will be required to leave the job site, and the Company shall be reported to DORA.
HOUSING STUDY RESULTS RELEASED
PLANNING AND BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS LINK BELOW
Downloadable Forms & Information
Please contact the Building Department (719-689-3905) to verify that your contractor is licensed to work in the City of Cripple Creek.