Destroyed home in Jamestown following the 2013 Flood


Flood-impacted residents of unincorporated Boulder County who have questions about the rebuilding process are encouraged to contact the Flood Rebuilding & Permit Information Center to speak with a staff member.

If you are the owner of a destroyed or severely damaged structure in unincorporated Boulder County and wish to rebuild, please contact the Flood Rebuilding and Permitting Information Center at 303-441-1705 or to begin the Hazard Mitigation Review process.

Other Rebuilding Considerations


First, check to see if a permit is required for any repairs you are considering. The Boulder County Land Use Department issues Permits for unincorporated areas of Boulder County.

Septic Systems

If a septic system has suffered significant damage, check the Septic Systems page or review the SepticSmart Program section.


If a water well needs significant structural reconstruction or rebuilding, please check the Well Water Safety section.

Building Safety & Inspection

For more information, call the Building Safety & Inspection Services Team at 303-441-3925, or email

Private Roads, Culverts, & Bridges

The County Transportation Department has also provided guidance to residents who need to repair or rebuild private roads or driveways, including culvert replacement. See Private Roads, Culverts & Bridges for more information.


Learn how to make sure your home and any other properties you manage are safe from mold. After a flood, mold can present a variety of serious health risks. Landlords and property managers are required to document mold remediation efforts.


EnergySmart can help residents who need to make important decisions about recent flood damage to their homes. EnergySmart Advisors are available to provide guidance for replacing insulation in the basement, crawlspace and attic, as well as repairing or replacing furnaces, hot water heaters, duct systems, washers, other appliances and more.

To sign up for EnergySmart assistance, visit or call 303-544-1000. Businesses in need of EnergySmart advising should call 303-441-1300.

Property Valuation and Taxes

A proration in property value for destroyed structures (resulting in a reduction of 2013 taxes) was calculated for affected homeowners following the 2013 Flood. For more information about the prorated taxes, contact the Assessor’s Office at 303-441-3530.

Contact Us

Land Use Dept.

Email: Ask a Planner Form
Main: 303-441-3930
Fax: 303-441-4856

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M, W, Th, F (Building permits can be applied for and issued until 4 p.m.)
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (For Planning and Zoning services only)
The Building Safety & Inspection Services office is closed on Tuesday.
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306