For the most up to date information on the current wildfire near Twin Lakes, refer to the Lake County News Flash page. 

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Building Department

The City of Leadville has merged the building department with the Lake County Building and Land Use Department as of July 9th, 2018. All permits for building, mechanical, and plumbing will need to be applied for at the Lake County Community Planning and Development. They can be reached at 719-486-2875 for more information. 

If you have further comments, questions, or concerns please contact Lori Tye at 719-486-2092 or


Currently, the County has a contract with Colorado Code Consulting which provides building, plumbing, and mechanical permits, plan, review, and inspection services for the City of Leadville and Lake County. The City of Leadville and Lake County have both adopted the 2012 International Building Code.  The County charges an additional 65% of the permit fee for plan reviews.  

To obtain a permit please contact the county at 719-486-2875 or at Lake County Community Planning and Development webpage for more information.  


For all Electrical Permits, please contact the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).



There are also soil conditions requirements for certain lands located within the former operable units of the California Gulch area. Please review the below regulations and best management practices.

Building Codes 2012 Ordinance 5, Series 2012 WITH ALL AMENDMENTS INCLUDED

Ordinance Regulations Concerning Institutional Controls for OP within California Gulch

CG - Best Management Practices for Soils

Snow Load Chart

Building Permit Fees.pdf