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The Town of Blue River has a tiered system of applying for a permit.  Please use the information below to determine which permit you would like to apply for.  Please utilize the Town Citizen Portal to apply for a permit.  

For any questions or for a pdf copy of a permit, please email the Town at or call (970) 547-0545.



Apply for a Type "A" Permit

Type A Permits:

  • New Construction
  • Additions
  • Garages
  • Variance
  • Plat Amendments
  • Subdivisions

Type A Permits require approval from the Planning & Zoning Commission.  The Planning & Zoning Commission meets once a month on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Click on the image to be redirected to the Type A Permit page.

Apply for a Type "B" Permit

Type B Permits Include:

  • Shed/Small Structures
  • Excavation (Septic, Sewer, Utility, General)
  • Landscaping (Involving features, retaining walls, fire pits)
  • Berms
  • Solar
  • Fences
  • Chicken Enclosures
  • Decks

Type B Permits do not require Planning & Zoning Commission Approval and may be approved by the Building Official.  A site plan is required.  Click on the image to be redirected to the individual permits.

Apply for a Type "C" Permit

Type C Permits Include:

  • Staining/Siding
  • Roofs
  • Windows
  • Interior Remodel
  • Forest Management (Tree Cutting)
  • Hot Tubs
  • Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical Permits

Type C Permits may be approved by Town Staff.  Click on the image to be redirected to Type C Permits.