The 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 department is part of the Community Development Department, and in conjunction with other Town of Silverthorne Departments and outside agencies, reviews building permit applications prior to construction. The Town of Silverthorne uses the Summit County Building department for building code plan review as well as inspections. Silverthorne Staff issues permits and facilitates plan reviews.
We are 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 through Friday.
- Water & Sewer Information for Building Permit Applications and Inspections
- Construction General Requirements
- Construction Management Plan
- Summit County Building Department Window Replacement Requirements
Summit County Building Department performs inspections for the Town of Silverthorne, you can find view the daily inspection list by clicking here. Inspections can be scheduled up to 7:00 a.m. of the day of the inspection. All inspections will be scheduled through Summit County's eTRAKiT website. You will need to set up an eTRAKiT account if you don't already have one. Instruction can be found by clicking on HELP on the main eTRAKiT page. If you have questions about eTRAKiT please call the Summit County Building Department at 970-668-3170.
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)
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:
Road Cut Permits - Please contact the Town Engineer at 970-262-7354
Contact the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District: www.ldfr.org or call 970-262-5100 - REQUIRED FOR ALL COMMERCIAL PROJECTS
Summit County Environmental Health
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.