Planning and Building Services

Planning Services facilitates and manages the city's development process. Staff from this department evaluate development proposals and report to the Planning Commission on subdivisions, zoning, special requests, and master plan updates. The department also works on short and long-term planning goals, special studies to support the needs of the city, and building permits and inspections.

All of these services work in unison to preserve and enhance the quality of life in the City of Montrose.

A snapshot of our community provides a brief overview of how Montrose has developed over the past decade and how it is positioned for additional growth in the future.

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The Building Department 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

A list of building permits issued by the city is published each month. 

Building Codes and 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:

  • 2003 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2003 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2003 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2003 International Uniform/Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2003 International Uniform/Plumbing Code (IPC) (Note: The State of Colorado requires the local jurisdictions enforce 2018)
  • 2003 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC)