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


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

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

Effective January 1, 2017, the City of Fort Morgan is enforcing the 2015 International Codes, as adopted by Ordinance No. 1187, which includes the Building Code, Residential Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, Fire Code, Fuel Gas Code, and Existing Buildings Code. *Amendments to the Codes can be viewed by clicking on the Ordinance link above. 

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 November 21, 2017, the 2017 National Electric Code is being enforced as adopted by the State Electrical Board, as are all other applicable Codes and Ordinances.

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.