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First Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. 97­0737.01D GWF SENATE BILL 97­210

STATE OF COLORADO

BY SENATOR Coffman;

also REPRESENTATIVE Mace.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

A BILL FOR AN ACT

CONCERNING THE CORRELATION OF THE AMOUNT OF COUNTY BUILDING PERMIT FEES AND THE COSTS OF SERVICES RENDERED BY A COUNTY ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH PERMITS.

Bill Summary

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced and does not necessarily reflect any amendments which may be subsequently adopted.)

Provides that the fees charged by counties for the issuance of building permits shall not exceed the costs of services rendered for examining construction plans and specifications and for inspecting buildings or structures for conformance with building code regulations.


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:

SECTION 1.  30­28­114, Colorado Revised Statutes, 1986 Repl. Vol., is amended to read:

30­28­114.  Enforcement ­ inspector ­ permits. The board of county commissioners may provide for the enforcement of the zoning regulations by means of the withholding of building permits, and, for such purpose, may establish and fill a position of county building inspector and may fix the compensation attached to said position, or may authorize one or more administrative officials of the county to assume some or all functions of such position in addition to their customary functions. Such board may also fix a reasonable schedule of fees for the issuance of such permits WHICH FEES SHALL NOT EXCEED THE REASONABLE COSTS OF SERVICES RENDERED FOR THE EXAMINATION OF CONSTRUCTION PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND THE INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES FOR CONFORMANCE WITH BUILDING CODE REGULATIONS. After the establishment of such position and the filling of the same, it shall be unlawful to erect, construct, reconstruct, alter, or change the use of any building or other structure within the unincorporated territory covered by such zoning regulations without obtaining a building permit from such county building inspector. Such building inspector shall not issue any permit unless the plans for the proposed erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, or use fully conform to all zoning regulations then in effect.

SECTION 2.  30­28­205 (1) and (2), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1986 Repl. Vol., are amended to read:

30­28­205.  County building inspector ­ permit required ­ appeal. (1)  The county building inspector, as authorized in section 30­28­114, may be authorized by the board of county commissioners to administer and enforce such building code; and the board of county commissioners shall fix a reasonable schedule of fees for the issuance of building permits by said county building inspector, WHICH FEES SHALL NOT EXCEED THE REASONABLE COSTS OF SERVICES RENDERED FOR THE EXAMINATION OF CONSTRUCTION PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND THE INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES FOR CONFORMANCE WITH BUILDING CODE REGULATIONS. After the adoption of such building code, it shall be unlawful to erect, construct, reconstruct, alter, or remodel any structure, dwelling, or building in the designated area, except buildings or structures used for the sole purpose of providing shelter for agricultural implements, farm products, livestock, or poultry without first obtaining a building permit from such county building inspector. The county building inspector shall not issue any permit unless the plans for such proposed erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, or remodeling fully conform to the regulations and restrictions in said building code.

(2)  No permit fee provided for pursuant to the provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall be charged unless an inspection is actually made by such inspector who is fully qualified to perform the required type of inspection. THE AMOUNT OF FEES CHARGED FOR INSPECTIONS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE REASONABLE COST OF INSPECTING BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES FOR CONFORMANCE WITH BUILDING CODE REGULATIONS.

SECTION 3.  Effective date. This act shall take effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the ninety­day period after final adjournment of the general assembly that is allowed for submitting a referendum petition pursuant to article V, section 1 (3) of the state constitution; except that, if a referendum petition is filed against this act or an item, section, or part of this act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part, if approved by the people, shall take effect on the date of the official declaration of the vote thereon by proclamation of the governor.