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Welcome to E-permits 

Denver's new e-permit system allows licensed contractors to apply for certain permits online (receiving the permit by email within minutes), schedule inspections and check status.

All users can search permit records and pay plan review or permit fees.

Contractors: Help protect your online account by making sure you have a valid email on file with Contractor Licensing


At this time, the only permit applications that can be submitted online are Quick Permits.

Quick permits are permits that can be issued without plan review.

  • Any project with exterior work (including roofs) in a landmark/historic area cannot be done via e-permits. If needed, use the DevelopDENVER map to check your site's landmark/historic status.

All e-permits are reviewed daily and are inspected in the field. Work that exceeds the scope of a Quick Permit, or that is not allowed under your license type, may result in the suspension or revocation of your contractor's license in Denver.

 
 


On your phone and just want to check permit status or schedule an inspection? Use the mobile version. Note: If you don't already have an account, you'll need to set one up using the "enter e-permits" link above first. The mobile site does not offer the full functionality of the main site.

 

Tutorials and Troubleshooting

Contractors: download a tutorial for guidance on

  • Registering for an account
  • Using your dashboard
  • Adding a contractor’s license to your account
  • Creating permit collections
  • Applying for a permit / paying & printing
  • Scheduling inspections

All other users: download a PowerPoint tutorial for

  • Paying fees online
  • Checking permit status
  • Printing your issued permit and downloading approved plans

How do I...

On a mobile device

If you are using the mobile version of the e-permits system, just enter your record number or address in the search bar on the home page. You will need to create an account in the main e-permits portal first to be able to use the mobile site.

On a desktop

You do not need an e-permits account to check the status of permits or inspections.

(1) Enter e-permits, and then click the Development Svcs tab.

(2) Type your permit number in the "Record Number" box, or to search by address, fill in the street number and street name boxes.

(3) On the results page, click the record number that corresponds to the permit you seek.

(4) The permit detail page (shown below) will tell you if the permit is in progress, issued, finaled, etc. Permit review details are located under "processing status" and inspection results are located under "inspections."

Screenshot of e-permits webpage showing processing status

To apply for permits and schedule inspections, you must have a valid contractor’s license in Denver for the work covered under the permit.

Adding your license to an e-permits account

First, make sure you have your official contractor's license on hand for this step. It requires exact information.

1) From any page in e-permits, click Account Management at the top of your screen. 

2) Scroll down to the License Information section and click the Add a License button on the right side of your screen.

3) Select which license type you hold. 

4) Then, enter your license number exactly as it appears on your license card, including “LIC” and any zeroes. Do not add zeroes if the license number on your card does not have any.

Examples: “LIC001234” or “LIC12345”

5) Click Find License.

6) Verify that the license is correct and click Connect under the Action column.

7) Click ok on the last pop-up, and your license is now added to your e-permits account.

TIP: After adding your license, your previous permits will show up under My Records, allowing you to easily select a specific permit to check its status or schedule inspections.

Adding a license during the e-permit application process

Step 2 of the e-permit application will ask you to add your contractor. You can add up to two contractors to a permit. 

1) To start, click Look up.  

2) Select which license type you hold and click Look up again.

3) Choose your license from the list, and hit Continue.

The licensed professional(s) added to the permit at this stage will be notified about the application.

The online quick permit application asks for the property's address and parcel number.

If you cannot find the right parcel number, click here to do a search of Denver property records. The parcel number will be listed at the top of your "property information" page.

In most cases, e-permits will be able to find your parcel number for you. 

1) In the online permit application, enter the street number and name in the address fields, and hit "search."

2) A pop-up will list your parcel number.

If there are multiple parcel numbers, select the radial button to the left of the number and "Associated Owners" information will appear below. Continue clicking through the parcel numbers until you see the correct ownership information, and then hit "select."

If you cannot find a parcel number through either of the above methods, the property address is likely not in Denver.

The cut-off time to schedule an inspection for the next business day using the online system is 11:59 p.m.

You'll need an e-permits account and either the permit number or site address to schedule inspections for an issued permit. 

Download a PowerPoint tutorial (contains screenshots for creating an account, adding a license to your account, scheduling inspections) OR

Watch a video on how to schedule Camera icon

Watch a video on how to find your inspection results Camera icon

On your phone? Use the mobile version. Note: If you don't already have an account, you'll need to set one up in the main e-permits portal first.

You can only pay for one permit at a time. Discover, MasterCard, and Visa cards are accepted. Fees are based on the valuation of the work. View fee schedules here.

**Note that online payments are not refundable. Double-check that you are paying on the correct permit and project address.**

All users

If you do not have a contractor's license associated with your e-permits account... 

Licensed contractors

  • For commercial mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work when a construction permit is already issued 

First, make sure you have added your license to your e-permits account. 

Then, go to My Records under the Home tab in e-permits. Find the correct permit record and click the option to pay permit fees.

If you do not see a permit under My Records...

  • Dial 3-1-1 (720-913-1311 from outside of Denver) to be connected to e-permits staff. Have your log number, contractor's license, and project valuation when you call. Staff will create the permit record over the phone, and you can use the instructions in #2 above to pay for your permit.
  • Or, make sure the general contractor picking up the general construction permit gives us the M/E/P contractors' information and work valuation at that time. Then the permit record will already be created and the subcontractor can just log in to e-permits to pay for the permit and will not need to call 3-1-1 to give us that information.

Emailed as a PDF

After filling out an online application, you must complete payment before your permit will be emailed. A copy of the issued permit will be sent as a PDF attachment to the email address that was listed in the "applicant" field of the application.

Make sure to check your spam folder.

You can also print the issued permit from e-permits directly.

1) To do so, select the permit record from your My Records page (located under the Home tab).

2) Print a copy of the permit using the Reports drop-down link at the top of your screen.

TIP: Make sure you have enabled pop-ups.

If you submitted plans for review electronically, you can use e-permits to download a copy of your final, approved plans once the review is complete.

Plans submitted on paper are not available to download online.

1) Enter e-permits, and on the Development Svcs tab, search for your permit record using either the property address or your permit number.

2) On the permit record page, your issued permit will be available from the Reports link in the top-right corner of the page. Your approved plans are located on the Record Info tab, under Attachments.

TIPS: Make sure you have enabled pop-ups. Documents posted on the Attachments tab will take longer to load than the rest of the page.

Contact

For help with e-permits, call Denver 311:

  • Within Denver, dial 3-1-1
  • Outside of Denver, dial 720-913-1311

311's hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m. (M-F) and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat./Sun.).