Boulder County BuildSmart Program Energy Efficiency Collage 

BuildSmart Publications

Learn about the many aspects of Boulder County BuildSmart (Boulder County’s residential green building code) by selecting from the list of Publications below.

Boulder County has updated and amended the building code adoptions to the latest 2015 editions of the International Codes. These changes, which went into effect on January 1, 2016, apply to construction on properties located in the unincorporated portions of Boulder County (outside of the cities and towns), although plan reviews and inspections are currently performed in the Town of Jamestown. View the 2015 Boulder County Building Code Amendments.

Requirements Before Applying

  • Attendance to a Pre-Application Conference is required prior to submitting an application for any Land Use Planning Review process. Contact the Land Use Department to schedule a conference time
  • Contact a Land Use Planner to determine if your project requires a planning review process.

Boulder County BuildSmart Publications



Boulder County BuildSmart

Main: 303-441-3925
Fax: 303-441-4856

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M, W, TH, F
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
Plan review services for building permits are not available on Tuesdays.
Building permits can be applied for and issued until 4 p.m.
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

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