Building - Bill MacDougall

The Building Department works to assure the life, health, and safety of the public by regulating the construction, use and occupancy of buildings, through the administration and enforcement of Building Codes adopted in San Juan County and to maintain an adequate record system, as required by law.


Apply for a Permit
A building permit is an official document or certificate issued by the authority having jurisdiction which authorizes performance of a specified activity.

Your building permit allows the Code Official to protect the occupants of buildings by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and insuring public health, safety and welfare.

By following code guidelines, your completed project will meet minimum safety standards and will be less likely to cause injury to you, your family, your friends or future owners.


County Zoning &, Land Use Regulations


Building Application Forms (Updated 02/08/2021)


For Information &, Inspections

Please call 970.946.9031 for information or to schedule your building inspections. Have the following information ready when making your request:

  • Permit Number
  • Legal Description
  • Address of your job
  • Type(s) of inspection needed


Bill MacDougall, Building Inspector, Fire Inspector, Code Enforcement Officer
Town of Silverton and San Juan County
ICC Certified Building Inspector #8392930
NFPA Certified Fire Inspector #CFI-17-PB-0072
Mobile Phone: 970.946.9031
Office Phone: 970-387-5522 Ext 15