Building Permit Fees

The City of Cañon City has two optional ways of determining building permit fees: the square foot construction costs per Building Valuation Data (PDF) or Construction Contract for Actual Cost per Resolution No. 23, Series of 2020 (PDF). Cañon City’s use tax is 3%.

City of Cañon City Permit Fee Multiplier = 1.0%

Examples of Data

The following information uses mathematical terminology. For the following sections, x stands for multiplication and + stands for addition.

Example of Building Valuation Data

  • Group = R-3 (Residential Home)
  • Type of Construction = VB
  • Finished Area = 2000 square feet by 130.58 = 261,160.00
  • Unfinished Basement = 1000 square feet by 23.20 = 23,200
  • Garage = 800 square feet by 51.28 = 41,024.00
  • Total Valuation = 261,160.00 + 23,200.00 + 41,024.00 = 325,384.00
  • Permit Fee = 325,384.00 x 1.0% (City of Cañon City Permit Fee Multiplier) = 3,253.84
  • City Use Tax = 325,384.00 x 50% = 162,692.00 x 3.0% = 4,880.76
  • County Use Tax = 325,384.00 x 50% = 162,692.00 x 2.5% = 4,076.30
  • Mechanical Fee (PDF) = 75.00
  • Total Permit Fees = $12,276.90

Example of Actual Construction Contract

  • Contract = 180,000.00 x 1.0% = 1,800.00 (Permit Fee)
  • City Use Tax = 325,384.00 x 50% = 162,692.00 x 3.0% = 4,880.76
    (see above for the total valuation example)
  • County Use Tax = 325,384.00 x 50% = 162,692.00 x 2.5% = 4,076.30
    (see above for the total valuation example)
  • Mechanical Fee (PDF) = 60.75
  • Total Permit Fees = $10,832.06

Other Fees Which May Apply

Contact

For any questions please feel free to contact the Building Department at (719) 276-5253.