City of Trinidad
Established 1876

135 North Animas Street
Trinidad, CO 81082
Inside City Limits
Outside City Limits (Las Animas County)
Kent Robinson
Building Inspector
P.O. Box 880 / 135 N. Animas
Trinidad, CO 81082
Office: 719-846-9843 ext. 128
Fax: 719-846-0952
Building Inspector
200 East First Street, Room 104
Trinidad, CO. 81082
Phone: 719-846-4486 ext. 3
Fax: 719-846-7160
Mobile: 719-859-1284
Website: Las Animas County

Mission Statement

To educate the public by promoting and preserving building safety by the enforcement of minimum codes, and to enhance the relationship with the public and the building community by promoting an open door policy and courteous service to all through teamwork, personal pride and ethics.

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2013 Building Codes

Effective December 27, 2013, the City has updated Municipal Code, Chapter 5 as shown here, stating building codes and contractor licensing requirements for Trinidad.


Building Guidelines

The following building guides (provided by the Colorado Chapter of the ICC) are based on the 2009 ICC code required by the City of Trinidad.

Basement    Garage    Decks    Roof    Addition    Patio Cover    Enclosing Patio    Pole Barn


Contractor License Fees

New Application Fee            $50.00
Contractor A                       $150.00
Contractor B                       $125.00
Contractor C                       $100.00
Contractor D                       $75.00 ea. license

Application for Contractor License

Contractor Insurance Requirements

The insurance certificate must identify the City of Trinidad, P.O. Box 880, Trinidad, CO 81082 as certificate holder/additional insured and specify a description of work covered and reflect the flollowing coverage limits:
General Aggregate:                          $2,000,000.00

Products, completed operation:        $2,000,000.00
Personal and Advertising Injury:       $1,000,000.00
Each Ocurrence:                              $1,000,000.00
*License & Permit Bond:                        $5,000.00
all new licensees & those with a history of revoked/suspended license

License and Permit Bond Form
Worker's Compensation Sole Partnership Waiver
Worker's Compensation Corporate and LLC Waiver

Anti-Dilapidation Code Fine Schedule

The Anti-Dilapidation Code, adopted through Ordinance No. 2009, seeks to prevent and remedy the deterioration and neglect of buildings that constitute threats to public health, safety and welfare.Violations of said ordinance are punishable with fines and penalties for each day that such a violation exists.

The City Manager has developed the following ascending fine schedule to be enforced by the Administrative Hearing Officer:

1st Administrative Citation


2nd Administrative Citation


3rd Administrative Citation


Each Administrative Citation thereafter


Permit Applications & Fee Schedule

All forms must be completed in their entirety and signed, and payment must be submitted with all applications before they can be processed.

Fee Schedule Cover Page
Fee Schedule
Fire Suppression Permit Application
Mechanical Permit Application

Change Order Application
Demolition Permit Application
Installation of Manufactured Home Permit
Roofing Permit Application
Excavation Permit Application

Animal Control

City Hall

Community Center

Landfill - 2015 Calendar


Monument Lake

Parks Department 719-846-7699

Police Department

Street & Bridge