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Building Permit Information
The Summit County Building Department processes and issues all building permit applications in the unincorporated areas of Summit County. If you have questions about obtaining a building permit, call the Building Department directly at 970-668-3170. 

The Summit County Planning Department and Engineering Department review building permits in accordance with the regulations set forth in the Summit County Land Use and Development Code. During this process, the Planning Department reviews issues such as zoning compliance, permitted uses, setbacks, building height, lighting, landscaping, driveway design, site grading, drainage flow, provision of utilities, and site characteristics such as wetlands, steep slopes and natural features.

If there is proposed site disturbance affecting greater than 500 square feet, a grading permit will be required and processed simultaneously with your building permit. Below is a guide to this review process: