Building Department

The Town of Blue River is following all Federal, State and Local Laws/Orders as it pertains to the COVID-19 Emergency.  Please see the document below for information on rules/regulations for construction sites, permits and inspections during this time.  For building questions, please email:

A Town of Blue River Business License is required for all contractors and subcontractors. All Plumbing and Electrical Contractors are required to provide a copy of their current State issued Masters License with the submission of their Business License.


Building Codes

Construction Code: IRC 2018
Electrical 2017
Fire 2018
Energy 2012


For all Town of Blue River Building Guidelines; construction information; COVID19 Building information; approved colors and design guidelines click on the photo to be redirected.

I Want To....

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.  For any questions, 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 Type C Permits

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.

Building Inspections

Inspections are conducted Monday-Friday and must be scheduled by 4 p.m. the day before.  Monday inspections must be scheduled by 4 p.m. Thursday. 

Please call or email the Town of Blue River at 970-547-0545 or email

You may check the status of your inspections via this link:

Pay Online

You can now pay for your permits and application fees online.  Click on the button to the right to be redirected to the Pay Online tab.