Blue River Land Use Code
In 2023, the Town of Blue River adopted the Blue River Land Use Code. This code replaces the previous chapters 16 and 17 as well as the architectural guidelines. The Land Use Code Document is available below.
Rules & Regulations
Online Permit Portal
The Town of Blue River now has an online portal for citizens and contractors. You may apply for permits, upload documents, renew business licenses and requests inspections through this portal. Click on the image to the right to begin.
If you are a contractor looking to apply for a permit for an existing project, you will need the following:
- A Town of Blue River Business License
- The Permit Number for the project or
- Address of the Project
If you have never logged in or pulled a permit for the Town, you will need to create a login. If you have a current business license with the town, your user name is your email on file. Click on "forgot password" to reset.
For assistance call (970) 547-0545 or email: email@example.com
If you are experiencing issues using our portal link, please try the following:
Try the direct link: www.citizenserve.com/blueriver
If that page is blank, contact support at 1-800-325-9818 and one of our support staff can help walk through getting online.
Rules & Regulations
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Construction Code: IRC 2018*
*The Town adopts the current State Electrical Code as soon as it's updated. *
Click on the picture for a full list of Blue River Code, Rules and Regulations
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 email@example.com or call (970) 547-0545.
Apply for a Type "A" Permit
Type A Permits:
- New Construction
- Plat Amendments
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)
- Chicken Enclosures
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:
- 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.