Building Information

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Access Inside Corporate Limits of a City or Town
Access/Address Information within the County
Access onto a State or U.S. Highway
Boundary Adjustments
Building Permits
Colorado State Electrical Inspection
Colorado State Plumbing Inspection
Electric Service
Fee Schedule
Natural Gas Service
Septic Systems
Specific Development
Subdivisions and Land Use
Telephone Service
Water Well Permits

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.  Download the application, or view a list of the County’s recent address assignments.  Also see the Development Permit Fact Sheet for more information.

Access onto a State or U.S. Highway


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

Boundary Adjustments


A boundary adjustment within Delta County is a simple process. You and your surveyor both need to fill out and sign the Boundary Adjustment Application and bring it along with a paper copy of your plat to the Planning Department.  A County Planner will review the application and the plat to determine if your request is in compliance with the County Subdivision Regulations.  After a County Planner has approved your application, the County Surveyor will need to review the plat for correctness.  When your surveyor has finished the Mylar copy of the plat, return it, with the new deeds for each lot and with deeds for the exchange of property, to the Planning Office, and a County Planner will complete the process.  The only fees collected are for the County Survey Review Fee ($120 fee) and recording fees for the plat and deeds. Recording fees will be established at plat submittal.

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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:
Danny Miller
222 Sixth Street, Room 309
Grand Junction, Colorado  81501
303-869-3460 or toll free 855-454-0068
danny.miller@dora.state.co.us
Office hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8-9 AM
State Electrical Permit Form(PDF file).

Colorado State Plumbing 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)

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Electric Service


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

Fee Schedule


Schedule of fees for Planning Department applications/permits

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.  For more information, see the Development Permit Fact Sheet for more information.

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

Specific Development


Any development of a commercial nature within the unincorporated area of Delta County is required to go through the Specific Development Process.  The Specific Development Application can be downloaded or obtained from the Delta County Planning Department.

Subdivisions and Land Use


The Subdivision Application is required when any proposed land division is planned (minor, major or no-impact).  For detailed information on subdividing land, please refer to the Subdivision Regulations (396 KB, PDF file), which cover the subdivision requirements.  They also contain regulations for boundary adjustments.

A Preliminary Plat Application is required after sketch plan approval only if the conditions of your approval require you to have a preliminary plat.  If you have any questions regarding the requirement for preliminary plat, please contact a county planner.

The Variance Application is used to request a variance on subdivision requirements.

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

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