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* NEWS FLASH * $300 Mini-grants now available to host your own neighborhood party!!!  Click here to download the application packet.

As a tangible outcome of the Community Heart & Soul process, the Planning & Building Department is pleased to provide you with an opportunity to host your own neighborhood party.  

Funding has been generously provided by the Orton Family Foundation, the original funders of our Heart & Soul grant.  So check it out, and be the first to get to know YOUR neighbors.  Please note, that parties must be held before January 1, 2015, so be the first to apply

Department Overview

The Planning and Building Department consists of four 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.

Cross Connection works to keep pollutants and contaminants out of the City's potable water supply.

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

Contact Us
Tracie Hughes
Planner I

Jerril G. (Sam) Proffer
Building Official/Interim Director

Sean Canada

Fire Inspector / Building Inspector


Tony Hernandez

Cross-Connection Administrator

Dawn Cason
Building Permit Technician

City Service Center
110 W. Progress Cir.
Cortez, CO 81321

Ph: 970-565-7320
Fx: 970-565-8356

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