Building Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Building Department is to provide quality services to the community in a manner that is comprehensive, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful.  The Building Department promotes and insures that all development in the city of Glenwood Springs is constructed in accordance with the standards of safety established by the Uniform Codes.  


COVID-19 Building Inspections


Click here
for the City's building inspection procedure during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Direct E-mail to file building permit applications

Now you can E-mail building permit applications directly to the Building Department and they will not be lost in someone’s personal E-mail.

Please scan your document and its attachments and send it to: building@cogs.us

If a plan review deposit is required, we will contact you for payment which is due before we perform the plan review. When the permit is ready for pickup, we will notify you by E-mail. You can make payment for the permit fees by check or by credit card.

E-Mail: Building@cogs.us

INFORMATION FOR CONTRACTORS

  1. We have an E-mail address for submitting Building Permit Applications, Contractor’s License Applications, Insurance Certificates, and Receipts for permits or licenses.  Please E-mail these items to Building@cogs.us.
  2. When filling in your application form, please use black type or black or dark blue pen. Pencil, red and turquoise do not reproduce well.
  3. Please use the subject line of your E-mail to identify the address and the project, i.e. 1234 Main Street – Windows.
  4. If you are calling or sending an E-mail about a building permit application, please include the address in your inquiry. 
  5. If you have several documents to scan for an application, please scan the 2-page permit application form as a separate attachment.
  6. All payments due for permits and licenses can be made online.  Please make payments here by selecting Click Here to Pay a Bill via Credit/Debit Card or E-Check; then choose Contractor License or Building Permit and follow the prompts to make the payment.  Please E-mail a copy of your receipt to Building@cogs.us. 
  7. All building permit applications must be accompanied by a plan to maintain COVID-19 safety on the jobsite. 





  1. Building Department / Building Official

    Physical Address
    Community Development Department
    101 W. 8th Street
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

    Phone: 970-384-6410
    Fax: 970-945-8582


  2. Inspection Line

    Phone: 970-384-6432

  3. Building Permits / Contractor Licenses


    Phone: 970-384-6411
    Fax: 970-945-8582

Multi-Industry Construction Guidelines

Key Functions

Key department functions include
  • Building Plan Review
  • Contractor Licensing & Information
  • Inspections