Building Department

Services Provided

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

Code Compliance

The Code Compliance Officer enforces provisions of the Municipal Code pertaining to Building Regulations violations; Land Use Code violations; Nuisances violations, which includes weeds, garbage, inoperable vehicles, junk and refuse; and removal of ice and snow.

To report any of these violations please click here: Report Code Violation

Codes

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

The 2015 International Codes were adopted by Ordinance No. 1187 on December 20, 2016 by the City Council of the City of Fort Morgan, Colorado amending portions of the Fort Morgan Municipal Code to the 2015 International Standard.as found in Chapter 21 – Building Regulations of the Fort Morgan Municipal Code.

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 enforce Section R302.2, Items 1 and 2, as written, in regards to townhome fire sprinkler requirements.  

Then on June 15, 2021, Ordinance No. 1252 was adopted, amending Chapter 21, Articles 3, 6, and 8 of the Fort Morgan Municipal Code pertaining to the 2015 International Residential Code, 2018 International Plumbing Code and the 2018 International Fuel Gas Code.

The 2015 International Codes adopted and currently enforced by the City of Fort Morgan include the following, which link directly to each specific section of the the Fort Morgan Municipal Code.
The 2018 International Codes adopted and currently enforced by the City of Fort Morgan include the following, which link directly to each specific section of the the Fort Morgan Municipal Code.


The 2018  International Energy Conservation Code was adopted by Ordinance No. 1228 on June 4, 2019 by the City Council of the City of Fort Morgan, Colorado, 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.

The City of Fort Morgan is no longer issuing electrical permits or conducting inspections for such.
Contractors and Homeowners will need to apply with the State of Colorado for any electrical permits that are required for electrical work being conducted. Following is a link to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) where there are additional links for both homeowners and contractors to apply for electrical permits and request inspections. https://dpo.colorado.gov/EandP/Permits

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.