Community Development Services Division (CDSD)
Please make note that effective June 10, 2013, all electrical permits required within the city limits of Cripple Creek will now be issued and inspected through the Cripple Creek Building Department. Any currently open electrical permits issued by Teller County’ Building Department will be completed by Teller County.
The Mission of the Teller County Community Development Services Division (CDSD) is to develop and apply land use,
building, and environmental health regulations that safeguard the natural resources, fiscal integrity, and other
interests of Teller County. In administering these programs and assisting citizens, it is also the mission of CDSD
to provide timely and cost-effective services in a fair and consistent manner.
Duties of the Division:
CDSD is comprised of three departments: Planning, Building, and Environmental Health. The Customer Service Section
provides assistance to the public and support services to all three departments. CDSD offices are located in Woodland Park.
A summary of the essential responsibilities of each department are listed below.
The Teller County Building Department is responsible for regulating building
activities to ensure that residential and commercial structures comply with
applicable building codes.
The Environmental Health Department is primarily responsible for
administering the Individual Sewage Disposal Systems (ISDS) program and
the Consumer Food Service Protection program. The Department is also
involved in regulating air quality, water quality, solid waste and
various other environmental health concerns.
The Planning Department is responsible for developing and administering land use plans and regulations for the
purpose of directing growth in an orderly manner. The Planning Department is assisted by two volunteer boards
that are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC): the Planning Commission, and Board of Adjustment.