Building Department

Services Provided


  • Construction Plan Reviews for residential, commercial, and miscellaneous construction
  • Building Permits (includes electrical, plumbing, gas, mechanical and HVAC)
  • Building Construction Inspections (includes electrical, plumbing, mechanical and HVAC) 24 hours advance notice required for inspections
  • Coordination with the Fire Marshal operations

Codes


The Chief Building Official and Fire Marshal review all construction plans to ensure compliance with all adopted Codes.

Effective January 1, 2017, the City of Fort Morgan is enforcing the 2015 International Codes as found in Chapter 21 – Building Regulations of the Fort Morgan Municipal Code and adopted by Ordinance No. 1187 on December 20, 2016, which amended portions of the Fort Morgan Municipal Code to the 2015 International Standard.

Following such, on  September 1, 2020, Ordinance No. 1245 adopted the 2015 International Residential Code by reference and made conforming amendments to the Fort Morgan Municipal Code to eliminate the sprinkler requirement for townhomes.  

The 2015 International Codes adopted and enforced by the City of Fort Morgan include the following, which link directly to each specific section of the the Fort Morgan Municipal Code.
Effective November 21, 2017, the 2017 National Electric Code is being enforced as adopted by the State Electrical Board, as are all Electrical Regulations adopted by the City and found in the Fort Morgan Municipal Code.

Effective July 1, 2019, the City of Fort Morgan has adopted the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code by Ordinance No. 1228, but enforcing such, will be phased in as outlined in the 2018 IECC Code Adoption Implementation Plan for Fort Morgan Colorado, with the City currently enforcing the 2009 Energy Conservation Code.

Effective July 1, 2019 for Electrical (SB19-156) and January 1, 2020 for Plumbing (HB19-1086) the City of Fort Morgan will be enforcing the standard procedure for conducting contemporaneous reviews to ensure consistent, timely and efficient enforcement of Colorado’s electrical and plumbing licensure and apprenticeship requirements as required by Colorado Revised Statutes Title 12 Articles 23 and 58. For further information on such reviews, please click on the following link. Procedure for Contemporaneous Reviews of Electrical and Plumbing Licenses

Use Tax


By City Code, Use Tax must be paid through the Building Department as part of the building permit process for the use of construction and building materials not purchased locally. If products are purchased locally, the contractor must show proof of the local purchase to the Building Department when completing the Building Permit Application.