Building Information

Access Inside Corporate Limits of a City or Town


Contact the appropriate city or town.

Access/Address Information within Delta County


A Delta County Access Permit is required for all new driveways that access onto any Delta County Road.  Access permits are also required any time the use of the existing access is changed (i.e., agricultural to residential), and anytime the location of the access is moved.  Moving the location of the access may also cause the address for the property to be changed. The Development Application is available online.

If your application requires a new road to be created, then you must select a road name using the Road Name Application.

Access onto a State or U.S. Highway


Colorado Department of Transportation
Engineering Division
2420 N. Townsend Ave.
Montrose, Colorado 81401
970-249-5285

Building Permits


No building permits are required and no certificates of occupancy are issued for the construction and placement of any structures in the unincorporated area of Delta County. Any questions involving snow loads or other construction questions will have to be directed toward a registered professional engineer/contractor.

Colorado State Electrical Inspection


The unincorporated area of Delta County is under the Colorado State Electrical Board Inspection. Contact:
Michael Branham
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO  80202
303-894-2429
Michael.Branham@state.co.us
Office hours for questions and information: Weekdays 8-9 AM
State Electrical Permit Form(PDF file).

Colorado State Plumbing and Solar Thermal Inspection


The unincorporated area of Delta County is under the Colorado State Examining Board of Plumbers:
Alan Trickey
Gunnison, CO
303-869-3471 or toll free 855-470-4719
alan.trickey@dora.state.co.us
Office hours: In Delta on Tuesdays and Thursdays
State Plumbing Application Form (PDF)

Electric Service


Unincorporated Delta County:
Delta-Montrose Electric Association
Attn: Read Service
Austin, Colorado 81410
970-874-8081

Natural Gas Service


Black Hills Energy
580 Highway 92
Delta, Colorado 81416
970-874-4432

Septic Systems


On-Site Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Application for a new sewage disposal system can be downloaded or obtained from the Delta County Health Department. Please note that you are required to obtain the Access/Address Permit before obtaining the OWTS Permit.

If you are repairing an existing system, you may contact the Delta County Health Department. A list of septic systems installers, cleaners, and manufacturers in Delta County is also available online, as well as the OWTS Regulations.

Delta County Planning Department
501 Palmer St., Suite 115
Delta, Colorado 81416
970-874-2110
Ken Nordstrom
Delta County Health Department
255 W 6th Street
Delta, Colorado 81416
970-874-2165

Solar Installation


In the unincorporated areas of the County, no building permit is required for installation of solar energy systems serving residences or businesses, although State electrical and plumbing inspections are required as described on this page.  Additional information about solar energy system installations in both the unincorporated and incorporated areas of the County can be found on the County's Solar Energy page and on the Solarize Delta County website.

Subdivisions and Land Use


A review of street plans for 35-acre plus subdivisions is required. Refer to the “35-Acre Plus” Street Plan Regulations (20 KB, PDF file) for more information.

Telephone Service


The unincorporated area of Delta County is divided into two providers:
Read area south and west contact US West at 1-800-244-1111
Read area north and east contact TDS Delta County Tele-Comm 970-527-4801,
or toll-free 1-800-563-0012

Water Well Permits


Colorado Division of Water Resources
1871 East Main Street
Montrose, Colorado 81401
970-249-6622