Depending upon the complexity of your project, the permit requirements and inspection process may vary from the information presented below.
For detailed information on zoning and building permits for projects on single-family homes and duplexes, including minimum submittal requirements, download the Residential Permitting Guide (PDF).
Also, review our slide deck for help Navigating Denver's Residential Permitting Process (PDF) and avoid delays by checking for these common mistakes in residential submittals (PDF).
If your project involves a home or in-home daycare built before 1978 and would disturb painted surfaces, download the EPA's Renovate Right brochure to learn about the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RPP) Rule and requirements to prevent lead contamination.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Listed below are projects that commonly occur inside the home. For exterior work, visit our "Outside the Home" page.
Please note that zoning and/or building permit applications for logged-in residential projects will now only be accepted if minimum submittal requirements are met.
Please refer to the Residential Permitting Guide (PDF) for complete information on these requirements.
|Colorado requires an asbestos inspection before remodeling if there might be asbestos-containing materials, and before any demolition work. This inspection determines whether abatement is required. Unsafe removal of asbestos releases microscopic fibers that can cause severe lung disease and cancer when inhaled.||To prevent breaks, low-pressure issues, and health risks, replace water service lines that are older than 50 years or that are made of non-copper materials, particularly lead and galvanized pipe. Contact Denver Water Sales Administration to find out if the water lines on your property need to be replaced.||The EPA requires firms performing renovation, repair, and painting in homes, childcare facilities and preschools built before 1978 to use an EPA-certified renovator trained to follow specific work practices to prevent contamination from lead-based paint.
|Learn more about state asbestos rules and permits.||Learn when and how service lines must be replaced.||Find certified RRP contractors.|
The organizations and agencies listed below serve Denver area residents who are in need of home modifications and repairs, from installing wheelchair ramps, snow removal and landscaping to minor electrical/plumbing work, energy-efficient upgrades, and more. Follow the links below to contact these groups for resources, advice, and assistance.
Search a list of companies that currently have obtained a contractor's license from the City and County of Denver. Be sure to check the expiration date and status to make sure the contractor's license is still active.
To check your building permit review status, you will need the log number you received when you submitted your application and building plans. If you don't know you log number or if you need additional help, please call 720-865-2720.
Create an account using the e-plan account application form. Then use e-Plan to submit your plans electronically.
You can use the automated phone system to schedule a building inspection or request an inspection in person.
Use the DevelopDENVER mapping tool to view property details including zoning, landmark status, inspector districts and more.