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City of Colorado Springs / Land Use Review / Frequently Asked Questions / Building

Frequently Asked Questions - Land Use Review
Building

Q: Who assigns addresses to properties?

A: Addresses are assigned by the Enumeration Department of Pikes Peak Regional Building. For information, contact them at 327-2880.

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Q: Where can I get blueprints for my house?

A: The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department has files and microfilm of residential and commercial buildings throughout the City of Colorado Springs and unincorporated El Paso County. However, the availability will depend on the age of the building. For more information you can contact them at 327-2880 or visit their office at 2880 International Circle.

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Q: What hours can construction occur?

A: Construction can occur between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. If you have questions or would like to file a complaint, contact the Colorado Springs Police Department-Code Enforcement Unit at 444-7891.

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Q: Who condemns buildings?

A: It depends on the reason for the condemnation. Contact the El Paso County Health Department at 578-3199 or the Colorado Springs Police Department-Code Enforcement Unit at 444-7891 for more information.

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Q: Where can I obtain a demolition permit?

A: Building and demolition permits are issued by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. They are located at 2880 International Circle and can be reached at 327-2880.

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Q: Is there somewhere where I can find information about mine subsidence?

A: Depending on the development, geologic hazard reports may be available for review at the Land Use Review Office at 30 S. Nevada Avenue, Suite 301. The office also has a reference mining map that can be viewed for information however the contained information on the map cannot be verified or confirmed by City staff.

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Q: How do I get an inspection scheduled for my house?

A: Building inspectors for Pikes Peak Regional Building inspect and issue certificates of occupancy for residential and commercial buildings. For information you can contact them at 327-2880.

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Q: How do I get a building permit?

A: Pikes Peak Regional Building handles building permits for properties in the City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County. To obtain a permit or ask questions, they can be contacted at 2880 International Circle or 327-2880.

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Q: Where do I get information on building a swimming pool?

A: Building permits are issued by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. They are located at 2880 International Circle or can be contacted at 327-2880.

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Q: How do I get a Certificate of Occupancy for my property?

A: Certificates of Occupancy are issued by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. They are located at 2880 International Circle or contacted directly at 327-2880.

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Q: How do I request a new curb cut?

A: To find out whether you can obtain a new curb cut or an additional curb cut, contact Traffic Engineering at 385-5908.

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Q: Where do I find out what the snow and wind loads are for construction?

A: These are determined by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. They can be contacted at 327-2880 or at their offices at 2880 International Circle.

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Q: How can I obtain a permit for a retaining wall?

A: Building permits may be required for a retaining wall depending on the height. Contact the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department at 327-2880 for information.

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