Building Permits

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When Do You Need A Permit?


A building permit is required for new construction, additions, or alterations. You must apply for a permit in person at City Hall between 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 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

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

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. 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.

Caution


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.