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The Building Inspector is responsible for building permit review and inspections. The Town of Akron has adopted the 2018 International Codes as amended. 

Please call Town Hall at (970) 345-2624 to confirm permit requirements before starting any work. All plumbing and electrical permits are handled by the State of Colorado. A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) must be obtained before any building can be occupied.

Akron Building Permit Application Form

Building Permit Application Form may be submitted in person, email, or online:



Building Permit

  • Any structure built, placed, or added on to within town limits, i.e. buildings, carports, fences, and etc. will first require completion of a building permit. This also applies to replacing fences and sidewalks.
  • All building permits require a plot plan.
  • Please submit a completed application to Town Hall prior to building. 
  • Building fees and use taxes are calculated based on construction cost and due at the same time of submission of application.
  • Applicants will be notified once their permit is reviewed and approved.
  • If any questions please contact Town Hall at (970) 345-2624.

Solar Installation Permit Requirements

Manufactured Homes

  • The placement or modification of any mobile home is only allowed in specific locations within Akron.
  • A building permit must be attained prior to any placement or modification.
  • Fill out a building permit for the Town of Akron and pay the base pay of $24.60.
    Google Map the satellite property map and draw in the location to be submitted with the building permit.
  • For State of Colorado Installation Permit: Call George Good out of Sterling, Colorado at 970-520-2679.
    Please provide installation permit # to Town of Akron once permit is acquired.
  • For State of Colorado Plumbing Permit, follow State of Colorado Guidelines.
    Please provide plumbing permit # to Town of Akron once permit is acquired.
  • For State of Colorado Electrical Permit, follow State of Colorado Guidelines.
    Please provide electrical permit # to Town of Akron once permit is acquired.


  • Permit required.
  • Roofers can add 1 layer of regular shingles or heritage shingles over a regular 3-tab shingled roof, but NOT over a heritage shingled roof.
  • Roof loading allowed.
  • Ground Snow: 20
  • Roof Snow: 30
  • Minimal shingle requirement must withstand 110 mph wind.
  • Ice and water guard: NOT required by the Town of Akron, please check with your insurance company as this may be a requirement.
  • A drip edge on residential roofs is not required by the Town of Akron but residents should check with their insurance company as their opinion may differ.