Building Services

Permits and Inspection Services

Building Services issues building permits and provides plan checks and building inspection services for:

  • Drywall
  • Final issuance of certificates of occupancy
  • Heating and cooling
  • Insulation
  • Plumbing
  • Structural

Building Services administers the following:

Building Regulations

Building regulations for the City of Montrose are found in the following chapters of Title IV of the City of Montrose Municipal Code:

The following building codes have been adopted as described in Section 4-1-1 of the City of Montrose Municipal Code. Deletions, modifications, and exceptions to these codes are noted in Section 4-1-3:

  • 2018 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2018 International Uniform/Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2018 International Uniform/Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC)

Contractor Licensing

Plumbing contractors are required to be licensed through the City Clerk’s Office per Section 4-1-4(B) of the City of Montrose Municipal Code. All licenses issued shall expire on December 31 of each year and must be renewed each year. Plumbing licenses will be issued after an application, proof of a valid state plumber’s license, and annual license fee, as set by City Council resolution and referred to in the City Regulations Manual, have been received.

Plumbing permits will not be issued to persons without an active registration license for the current year. Plumbing contractors are required to notify the City of changes in permit status and cancellation of permits when no longer the plumber of record.

Contemporaneous Review

City of Montrose Inspectors shall, based on familiarity with the installer, require each person performing plumbing work, as defined by 12-58-102 definitions C.R.S., to produce documentation upon request.

  • Contemporaneous review of plumbers licensure and plumbing contractors licensee-to-apprentice ratio will be performed on job sites during plumbing inspections.
  • Contemporaneous review of licenses can be performed randomly when inspectors are on the job site for large commercial or multi-family residential projects.
  • Plumbing contractors are not required to be present for all inspections unless requested by a plumbing inspector.

Contact Us

  1. Email

    City Hall
    400 E Main Street
    P.O. Box 790
    Montrose, CO 81402

    Ph: 970-252-4707
    Fx: 970-240-1499


    Monday - Thursday
    7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Building Permit Reports

A list of building permits issued by the city is published each month. A collection of past year-end building activity reports as well as the current year-to-date report is available in the Archive Center