What work is exempt from building permits?
Examples are "painting, wall papering, carpet, tile, repairing leaky plumbing faucets, maintenance of mechanical equipment." Each of the International Codes specifies that all work requires permits and then lists exceptions to that rule. The safest course of action is to call the Building Division to determine if work that you propose to do requires a permit. A permit technician can be reached at 970-920-5526 or fax a sketch and description to a permit tech at 970-920-5439.

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1. What is required for a building permit application?
2. When are building, plumbing, mechanical, or electrical permits required?
3. What work is exempt from building permits?
4. Which building codes are currently being enforced by Pitkin County?
5. What are the permit fees associated with a project?
6. How long does it take to complete the plan check process?
7. What is the value of the structure based on to determine the cost of the permits?
8. When do I call for an inspection?
9. Do businesses relocating to Pitkin County need a new certificate of occupancy?
10. How many layers of roofing material are allowed on a structure?
11. When does a building permit expire?
12. What are the business license fees in the City of Aspen?