A building permit is required for new construction, additions, or alterations. The need for a permit is reviewed on an individual basis, based on municipal and building code requirements. To find out if your project requires a permit review the Building Permits webpage and/or contact Building & Inspection Services at (303) 235-2855.
Trash enclosures, painted signs, wall signs, and certain permanent outdoor recreational equipment are all exempt from building permit but require a zoning permit.
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Visit the Electronic Permit Submittalt page. All permitting is currently online. Permit submittal checklists can be located here: Checklists. For questions, please email: [email protected].
To schedule an inspection, send your request through our online Inspection Request Form. For the inspection AM/PM schedule, check here daily: Today's AM/PM schedule
Every permit issued shall expire 365 days after issuance, regardless of activity.
Building & Inspection Services has adopted and is currently enforcing the 2018 IBC, IRC IPC, IMC, IFGC, IECC, IFC; 2018 IPMC; 2020 NEC; ANSI 117.1-2009, 1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, and NFPA 99. Current adopted codes and amendments can be located here: Current Codes
Please complete the application related to your scope of work: Electronic Permit Applications; If you are not sure or do not see the scope of work listed, please email [email protected].
We are working our normal business hours each day. Due to the amount of incoming applications, processing time can be up to 3 business days. Emails and applications are handled in the order they are received. All permit and contractor licensing applications are currently online. Please visit Building & Inspection Services for more information.
The Building Division shall accept applications for electronic permit issuance and shall process and issue such permits in accordance with the following procedures and requirements located here: http://www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/1651/Electronic-Permit-Submittal
For information on how payments can be made, please visit: Payments
The inspectors are available between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and again between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., depending on the inspection load.
Yes, for requirements and the Contractor’s License Application, please visit: Contractor Licensing and Registration. For licensing requirements: License Classes and Fees. Licensing questions should be directed to [email protected].
The City of Wheat Ridge reciprocates with Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, Park County, Fort Collins and City of Boulder.
For asphalt shingles, the City of Wheat Ridge requires that all shingles be nailed with a minimum of six (6) nails per shingle. Ice and Water shield is required at eaves and shall extend a minimum of two (2) feet inside exterior walls. Drip edge is required at eaves. All other types of roofing shall comply with adopted codes and policies and manufacturers installation guidelines.
Building & Inspection Services maintains a digital archive of address files which includes records of applications, building permits, and other information pertinent to that address dating back to 1995.
Here are the instructions for the online archive to locate permit copies and inspection results:
For best results, use the path below:
Select Community Development (or CommDev) -> Building Division -> Address Files -> Select Street Name -> Select Addres
Any building records prior to 1995 are maintained on microfilm in the Community Development Department at the City Municipal Building. A public information request (PIR) is required to research those documents and information. Public Information Request Form