Mesa County will continue offering building inspection services to residents and contractors in Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, Collbran and DeBeque, thanks to contracts the Mesa County Commissioners renewed this morning.
The contracts between the county and the cities/towns are up for renewal every two years. With their renewal, the county will continue issuing building permits and conducting inspections for new construction and remodels. Each city/town has its own Planning Department, but the county handles all permits and inspections.
“It makes it a one-stop shop for developers and others doing construction or remodels,” said Mesa County Public Works Director Pete Baier.
Mesa County began doing building permits and inspections in the City of Grand Junction in 1988. The other municipalities were added over the next four years.
Mesa County’s building inspection services team can also do electrical and plumbing inspections. Staff members include electricians, plumbers and carpenters.
“We want the consistency,” said Darrell Bay, Mesa County’s chief building official. “It’s a service provided to the community.”