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 2020
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. Any inspection requests received on Friday will be scheduled for the following Tuesday

Please use the following link to schedule your Building Department inspection.

Online Inspection Request

If you are unable to schedule online please call 877-840-6041 to schedule your inspection



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.