If you have a vacation home in the Estes Valley Planning Area, but outside the town limits of Estes Park, we must perform a Life Safety Survey inspection under an issued building permit, and issue a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) for the conversion to a Vacation Home. 

You have 60 days from the issuance of your vacation home registration to apply for your County building permit. 

Issuing a conversion permit requires parcel research to see if any unpermitted work was done so “as-built” permits may be issued. The conversion permit and any as-built permits must receive final inspection approval to obtain your Vacation Home Conversion CO, and there may be corrections required from the Life-Safety Survey inspection. It is your responsibility to schedule the inspections and make all corrections in a timely manner. If you wait too long, you may run out of time and lose your vacation home registration.

Once your permit is issued, you will have 6 months to schedule your life safety inspection.  After your life safety inspection, you will have 12 months to make any needed corrections.

Vacation Home Registration Handout

Vacation Home Submittal Checklist

Request for Parcel Research

Residential Building Permit Application

Vacation Home Life Safety Survey Handout

Sample Floor Plan

Sample Plot Plan