Building Department

Building Official Gabe McNeese


311 Henson St., PO Box 277, Lake City, CO 81235

Ph. 970-944-2225 (ext 104), Fax. 970-944-2630

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call or email for questions regarding Hinsdale County building, zoning and development.


HELP WANTED: Hinsdale County has a Full-Time (32-40 hours per week), position available for an Assistant to the Building Official and Facility Manager. This job has a full benefit package including health insurance, retirement program, vacation and sick leave.  Pay range is $17-$19 depending on experience. This is a year-round job in Lake City, Colorado. Job applications and job description can be picked up at the Hinsdale County Administration Office, 311 N. Henson St, in Lake City or can be obtained by emailing Applications and resumes can be mailed to Hinsdale County, PO Box 277, Lake City, CO 81235, or emailed to the above email. Job will remain open until filled. For more information on the job, call Gabe at 970-944-2225. Hinsdale County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please Note that Building Permits inside Lake City Town Limits must be paid to the Town of Lake City

Use Tax will always be paid to Hinsdale County

Hinsdale County has adopted the 2015 International Code Council Building Codes (ICC) and below is a link to the code.


Department Services:

  • Building Permits
  • Building Codes
  • Ordinance Enforcement


Please familiarize yourself with:


Complete all three of the applications below and submit to Hinsdale County Building Department by mail, email, fax or in person at 311 North Henson St. in Lake City. After submitting your applications, please contact the Building Official at 970-944-2225 to continue the building permit process. BUILDING CAN NOT COMMENCE BEFORE PERMIT APPROVAL by the Building Official and payment of fees.


Is your proposed building site withing a floodplain? Do you need to apply for a floodplain development permit?


Installing a septic system? Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines and checklist and submit an OWTS application to the building department.

Department of Public Health & Enviorment 5 CCR 1002-43 link below for Colorado Revised Statues for OWTS…

More OWTS Information at STPHD web page: Click HERE