This information for homeowners has been produced by the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department and is a wonderful reference for understanding permits & inspections. The most important thing for homeowners to know is that the permitting process is set up to protect the homeowner. If you hire a contractor that does not have the proper license & insurance they may try to skip the permit process or ask you to obtain the permit. Please do not do this as it will transfer ALL liability to the homeowner. In El Paso County a contractor cannot obtain a permit without proper licensing and proper insurance coverage. You can always check with the Regional Building Department at 719-327-2880.