Build Residential

Building Code / Building Guide

You will need to obtain building permits when building a new home, adding an addition to your existing home or starting a home improvement project such as finishing a basement or adding a deck or patio.  Please see below code requirements and building guide to determine the type of permit(s) that you will need. 

Current Code Requirements - International Residential Code 2015
International and National building code publications must be purchased. CLICK HERE for resources.

Building Guide - Prospective Builders Instructions 

Community Core Online Permitting 
(Contractors Only) 

The Town of Gypsum Building Department is pleased to offer online Meritage Systems ContractorConnect Online Permitting. You can now submit your building permit application right from your office, home or mobile device. 

Convenience at your fingertips

  • One-time Registration
  • Guided Application Process
  • Upload Plans and Documents  
  • Review Application Status
  • Online Fee Payments - Coming Soon! 
  • Request Project Inspection 
  • Access Permit History

CLICK HERE to get started



Step 2: Building Permit Applications
Building Permit
Electrical Permit
Mechanical Permit
Plumbing Permit
*Building Permit Fees
  - The Building Department can only offer a permit fee estimate based on provided construction plans. Click Prospective Builders Instructions to assist during your construction planning process. 

Step 3: Inspections

Please call 970-524-1731 to schedule your building inspection(s).  
Inspections are performed Monday - Friday (AM or PM appointments). 
Inspections must be scheduled by 4 PM (MST) on the day prior to an inspection request.

Inspection Checklist CLICK HERE
Being prepared saves time and allows for a smooth inspection process.