Rebuilding Coordinators, who will help unincorporated Boulder County property owners navigate the rebuilding process and answer questions, will be assigned to each Marshall Fire property owner or their agent. To get connected to your assigned Rebuilding Coordinator please email MarshallRebuilding@bouldercounty.org. (View City of Louisville or Town of Superior rebuilding information.)
Property owners who are rebuilding the same structure that was lost in the fire (i.e., original location and footprint, same floor area or smaller, same height or shorter) may move forward immediately and apply for a building permit, so long as they commit to rebuild with additional wildfire resiliency measures. Property owners who wish to make changes to the pre-existing structure may proceed under streamlined review (instead of Site Plan Review) if the modifications fall within the defined parameters.
On March 17, 2022 the Board of County Commissioners approved Docket DC-22-0001: Land Use Code text amendments related to the Marshall Fire – Article 19. This approval creates Section 19-500 in the Land Use Code which establishes a streamlined permitting procedure for rebuilding structures destroyed by the Marshall Fire. These new Article 19-500 regulations combine the planning review with the building permit review, which shortens the overall process. View Resolution 2022-029, approving Land Use Code Docket DC-22-0001, effective March 29, 2022.
On August 4, 2022 the Board of County Commissioners approved Docket DC-22-0003: Marshall Fire Recovery Accessory Dwelling Text Amendment to provide an allowance for an Accessory Dwelling to be built as part of Marshall Fire recovery. View the proposed Land Use Code text amendments approved by the BOCC.
Please view the regulations in place through the BuildSmart program. All new construction in Boulder County will need to adhere to the regulations within BuildSmart (this may include adding things like indoor sprinkler systems). Please contact email@example.com to ask questions and learn more about BuildSmart and other building code requirements.
Additionally, EnergySmart (Boulder County’s residential energy advising service) is offering free and unbiased expert guidance on building a high-performance home to homeowners impacted by the Marshall Fire. EnergySmart advisors can provide advice on high-efficiency electric heating and cooling as well as other considerations when building a high-performance home. To speak with an EnergySmart advisor, call 303-544-1000 or email info@EnergySmartYes.com.
Marshall Fire Rebuilding and Repair Resources
- Marshall Fire Rebuilding and Repairs in Unincorporated Boulder County guide
- FAQs from the January 19, 2022 Boulder County Rebuilding Community Meeting
- Feb. 9 Rebuilding in Unincorporated Boulder County Video
- Feb. 9 Rebuilding in Unincorporated Boulder County Presentation
- Article 19 (Procedures Following Disasters) of the Land Use Code
- EnergySmart: Incentives, support, and education about building a high performance home