A building permit is required at any time there is an addition, alteration, repair or conversion to the home. Examples would include reroofing, water heater replacement, remodeling a kitchen, finishing a basement, and decks. Permits are not required for painting, drain cleaning, new floor coverings, gutters, or cosmetic improvements. If you have any questions about whether or not a permit is needed, contact Town Hall at 303-795-1434.
DIY projects often require a building permit. As a homeowner you may obtain a building permit to work on your own property without a contractor’s license. However, if you employ subcontractors for all or part of the work, they must be licensed by the Town to perform such work. A building permit will not be issued to a homeowner for work performed by unlicensed contractors
Building permit applications are available below. There are three types of permit, one for cosmetic/non-structural projects, one for more complex projects (requiring a plan review) and a third for new roofs. Submittal requirements will depend upon the complexity of the project. Plans may be required, they may be hand drawn, or may need to be completed by a design professional, depending on the complexity of the project. Call Town Hall if you have questions about which permit is appropriate for your project.
Every application for a building permit should be accompanied by
– A copy of the signed contract between the contractor and homeowner.
– HOA approval for any project that alters the exterior of the property, including windows and roofs.
Once your application is accepted, the Town will issue your permit as soon as possible. In most cases, for small projects, such as a patio cover, deck or basement finish, your permit will be ready in a few days, while larger projects, such as an addition to your home, may take up to a week.
Regardless of the complexity of the application, the building permit fee, which is based on the estimated value of the work being done, is payable when the permit is issued.
Click below on the appropriate application form for your project:
Building Permit Application with Plan Review
Examples of use: New home build, home remodel with changes to structure, plumbing or electrical; structures that are anchored by footings or caissons (a pergola, for example); complex landscaping projects that involve electric, gas or plumbing. Please call Town Hall if you have questions regarding appropriate use.
Non Structural Building Permit
Examples of use: Air conditioner, water heater, siding, like for like windows (no change to opening size), change to electrical service or gas line, exterior stucco. Please call Town Hall if you have questions regarding appropriate use.
This application is for standard roof replacement. If the project requires structural modifications and you have an engineering report, include the stamped engineer letter and additional costs. If your project still needs to be reviewed, use the Building Permit Application with Plan Review Application.