Permits and Inspections
Building permits are required by La Plata County for all new structures, additions and newly-placed mobile homes on unincorporated (non-city, township or tribal) county land. Before a building permit is issued, property owners must perform soil testing and demonstrate authorization for sewage disposal and domestic water supply. County building officials inspect homes, commercial buildings and other structures throughout the construction process. Most structures are inspected at least five times for the following: footings, stem wall, framing, plumbing & mechanical and a final inspection. At the conclusion of successful residential inspections, a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is issued.