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HousingThe mission of Silverthorne's Building Department is to enforce building and technical code provisions to ensure those structures within the Town conform to uniform standards. The building department issues permits, and facilitates plan reviews and field inspections. The staff answers questions relating to construction and code compliance.

The department is part of the Community Development Department, and in conjunction with other Town of Silverthorne Departments and other outside agencies, reviews building permit applications prior to construction, issuance of mechanical and plumbing permits, as well as inspections related to those permits.

Common permits required for construction in Silverthorne include: Building Permits, Water and Sewer Installation GuidelinesPlumbing, Mechanical and Fireplace Permits, and Hot Tub Permits.   The Building Department is located upstairs at Town Hall (601 Center Circle), P.O. Box 1309, Silverthorne, CO 80443, Phone: 970-262-7360, Fax: 970-262-7311, Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

For more information you may contact us at: buildinginfo@silverthorne.org 

To schedule an inspection (except electrical) please call 970-262-7359, prior to 4:30 p.m. to be on the next day inspection list.  Inspections called in on Friday are scheduled for Monday, inspections called in on Saturday and Sunday are scheduled for Tuesday.  Please listen to the message as days and times do change due to holidays and special circumstances. 

Summit County Building Department performs inspections for the Town of Silverthorne, you can find view the daily inspection list by clicking here.

The adopted codes provide criteria for a building’s design, construction, and quality of materials, location and use. The adopted codes are:

International Building Code, 2012 Edition
International Residential Code, 2012 Edition
International Mechanical Code, 2012 Edition
International Plumbing Code, 2012 Edition
International Fuel Gas Code, 2012 Edition
International Energy Conservation Code 2012 Edition
International Fire Code, 2012 Edition
National Electrical Code - 2011 Edition (Information for Electricians - click here)

For the Town of Silverthorne's Amendments to the 2012 Building Code click here.  For the 2012 Fire Code Amendments click here.

IN ADDITION TO SINGLE FAMILY/MULTI-FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS, A PERMIT IS ALSO REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Commercial Reroof/multi-family reroofs; Hot-tubs; fences over 7 feet in height; decks; sheds that exceed 200 square feet, window replacement. If you are uncertain that a permit is required, please call 970-262-7360 to make certain. 

It is the responsibility of the homeowner to provide HOA sign-off if the project is in a neighborhood governed by a HOA.  The building department won't accept applications and/or plans if a HOA approval is required and not provided at the time of application.  

OTHER TYPES OF PERMITS 

In addition to the building permit and its associated technical (electrical, plumbing, & mechanical) permits, there are other types of permits that may be required for any given project.  In addition there are permits that are specific to a project other than a building permit. Some of these permits are applied for in the building department, but some are applied for with other agencies. It is the responsibility of the builder to obtain each of these permits when required.

OTHER AGENCY PERMITS:
Elevator Permits
Road Cut Permits - Please contact the Town Engineer at 970-262-7354 
Contact the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District: www.ldfr.org or call 9970-262-5100 - REQUIRED FOR ALL COMMERCIAL PROJECTS
Summit County Environmental Health 
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TOWN OF SILVERTHORNE BUILDING DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR HOT-TUB / SPA INSTALLATIONS:

The hot-tub installer is responsible for assuring that all of the code requirements below are met. The installation requires that both a building permit and an electrical permit be pulled. The hot tub permit must be issued before the electrical permit may be issued. Hot tub permit fees are 115.00. Electrical permits are pulled at the Summit County Building Department, please contact them at 970-668-3170 for fee and inspection information. Hot tubs are required to have a final inspection before use.