Building Permits

For Permitting Information, check here: Online Permit Submittal

For quickest assistance, please email [email protected].

For Inspection Information, check here: Inspections

When Do You Need A Permit?

A building permit is required for new construction, additions, or alterations. Examples of projects that require building permits are: 

  • Exterior irrigation systems
  • Interior remodels
  • Basement and tenant finishes
  • Electrical service changes
  • Air conditioners and swamp coolers
  • Carports
  • Awnings (extending over 54" from exterior wall)
  • Furnace, boiler, and water heater replacement
  • Window change or alterations
  • Siding
Homeowner Notarized Document - Official Certification of Property Owner Permit

Building Record Information - Permit Copies & Inspection Results

Please note that building record information may still not be available at this time. For questions or concerns please email: [email protected]

To find building record information, Select "Browse Community Development Archive" > Building Division > Address Files > Select Street Name > Select Property Address 

Zoning Permits & Exemptions from Building Permit

Permits are not normally required for painting or minor repairs. Effective August 1, 2010, certain work is exempt from building permit; however, zoning code requirements still apply.

Trash enclosures, painted signs, wall signs, and certain permanent outdoor recreational equipment are all exempt from building permit but require a zoning permit. This allows Zoning Division staff to review the project for compliance with applicable regulations. Learn more about these kinds of projects or apply online for a zoning permit.

For zoning code requirements, contact the Planner of the Day. If you are uncertain as to whether a permit is needed, contact Building and Inspection Services at (303) 235-2855, Option 1.


If you do work, or have work done, without a required permit, you will be in violation of the City of Wheat Ridge Municipal Code, Chapter 5, Article II, Division 2. Delays and additional fees or costs may be incurred.