What is the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD)?

The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD) was created in 1966 to ensure a unified minimum standard for construction, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work. Today, PPRBD serves Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Fountain, Green Mountain Falls, Manitou Springs, Monument, and Palmer Lake. The City of Manitou Springs contracts with PPRBD for regulation of the International Building Code.

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1. What improvements require a permit? Do I need a permit?
2. How much does a permit cost?
3. Which improvements require that plans be submitted prior to permitting? Am I required to submit plans?
4. What is Use Tax and what is it used for?
5. What is the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD)?
6. Can I operate a short-term rental (AKA Vacation Rental) in the City?
7. What do I need to know about performing work in the City’s Local Historic Districts?
8. What do I need to know about performing roofing work in the City’s Local Historic Districts?
9. Are there any penalties for pulling a Property Improvement Permit after the work has been completed?
10. How do I locate an easement?
11. How do I locate/obtain a surveyor?