Columbine Valley Building Department COVID-19 Operations – effective 3/17/2020
- CV Building Department will be operational on a limited schedule.
- Inspections will take place on a limited basis, two times per week. Some inspections may be deferred at the discretion of the Building Department
- Tuesday and Fridays 9-11a.m.
- Inspections need to be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance via email. All inspection requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation within 24 hours of your request.
- Your confirmation will include the date and time scheduled. 15 minutes prior to your inspection, the inspector will phone the contractor to inform of his pending arrival, at which time all contractors must vacate the inspection site. An inspection slip will be left at the job site indicating pass or fail.
- If a conversation is required, it will be conducted over the phone. The intention is to have no human to human contact.
- For permit and license submittals, all of our applications are online via our website at columbinevalley.org.
- Credit Card payments will be accepted for permits and license during this limited operational schedule
- If your project requires submitting plans or any other documents that are unable to be attached directly to the application, please email email@example.com to schedule a time to drop off. Otherwise, permit applications that are complete will be processed and permits issued. Based on the fluidity of the ongoing outbreak these procedures may change at any time.
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: