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- 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:
- New buildings
- Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)
- Room additions
- Demolition & Asbestos Abatement
- Porch Covers
- Hot tubs and swimming pools (in-ground & above ground, over 24" deep)
- Retaining walls (over 4' high or supporting a surcharge)
- Storage sheds (over 120 SF of floor area)
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.