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Department Overview

The Planning and Building Department consists of three divisions:

The Planning & Zoning Division is dedicated to guiding the development of the City of Cortez, through both short-term and long-term planning activities.

The Building Division is primarily responsible for inspections of all phases of commercial and residential construction.

The Fire Division conducts inspections and plan review of commercial projects to ensure that all federal, state, and local fire codes are met and maintained.

Burn permits are issued through our offices located at 123 Roger Smith Avenue, Monday-Friday.  There is no fee for burn permits. 

All of these services work in unison to preserve and enhance quality of life in the City of Cortez.

Contact Us
Jerril G. (Sam) Proffer
Director of Planning & Building

Cheryl Lindquist
Permit Tech/Receptionist

Tracie Hughes

City Planner

Neva Connolly
Assistant Planner

Sean Canada

Fire Inspector / Building Inspector


Chris Curry
Code Enforcement / Building Inspector

Cortez City Hall
123 Roger Smith Avenue.
Cortez, CO 81321

Ph: 970-565-3402
Fx: 970-565-8172

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m