The Building Department Team is responsible for administering the town's building codes through the permitting process and ensuring construction in Vail meets the highest safety standards.
The building department is proud to announce a new quarterly education series for local contractors, designers, and other building professionals. The quarterly series will bring industry and building professionals together for a collaborative education opportunity. Registration for each session will be required, as space is limited.
The Town of Vail requires that all electrical and plumbing contractors performing work, within the town limits, to maintain propery licensing through the State of Colorado. In addition contractors must maintain a current Town Contractor Registration. Town Contractor Registration can be accessed here.
As required by Colorado Revised Statutes, the Town of Vail shall conduct contemporaneous reviews of electrical and plumbing contractor licensing through Colorado DORA. The policies and procedures relating to how these reviews are performed can be found on the Building Policies page.
Customers will now apply for all permits through the Town's 24/7 Customer Portal. In addition to applying for permits, customers can now request inspections on-line and track the status of their applications.
Contractors now have multiple options available for requesting inspections.
All building inspections received by 4pm by either the town’s inspection line or by email, will receive a confirmation email indicating a Morning or Afternoon Inspection.
Electrical inspections are now available Monday - Friday.
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All contractors performing work within the Town of Vail must be registered. Please visit the contractor registration page for more information.
The Town of Vail has adopted the following code versions:
To purchase copies of the 2018 International Codes please contact ICC.
The 2018 Building codes have been adopted by the Town of Vail and are effective on January 1, 2019. A copy of the adopting ordinance can be found here. To purchase copies of the new codes, please contact the ICC.
The Vail Village and Lionshead Village are invaluable assets to the community. Thousands of people come to Vail each year to sightsee, recreate, shop and to enjoy everything the Vail Valley has to offer. The community and merchants rely upon our guests to generate revenue. Our summer/winter guests expect a pleasant experience while in Vail.
To insure all of the proposed construction has as little negative impact on the community and on our guests as possible, the Town of Vail finds it imperative to create, implement the Vail Village and Lionshead Village Construction Information Handout.
It would be irresponsible for the Town of Vail, the construction contractors and the merchants, to not actively participate to minimize the impact of construction in the Vail and Lionshead Village areas.
2020 Construction Hours Handout
Emergency equipment repairs or replacement may be completed prior to obtaining a building permit. Examples are a boiler failure that occurred over the weekend during the winter or the sewer line collapsed and needs to be repaired immediately. In the case of an emergency repair or replacement the building official should be notified as soon as reasonable at 970-479-2142 or email Building Official. A building permit application is required to be submitted the next business day. Emergency repairs or replacements are required to comply with the applicable Vail Town Code and all work must be performed by a contractor registered in the Town of Vail.
Chief Building Official
Senior Plans Examiner