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Before you start your project, you need to know what regulations apply to your property and what factors may impact your project. You'll need to consider:
Denver Building Code provides minimum standards for building in order to safeguard public safety, health and welfare.
For a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Project:
Fees are based on valuation of the work to be completed including the labor and materials. View the permit fee schedules to estimate the fees required for your project.
Wellington Webb Municipal Building
201 W. Colfax Ave., 2nd Floor
Denver, Colorado 80202
Quick Permit for the following:
Permits and inspector signature card are to be available on site upon request.
Typical inspections for installing a furnace include the following:
NOTE: The inspections listed above may vary depending on the complexity of your project.
Decide whether you plan to complete the project yourself or hire a licensed contractor to complete the job for you.
Do It Yourself
You may need to pass a Home owners exam to demonstrate proficiency in specific trades in order to get a permit to do the work yourself.
You will also need to meet a set of requirements established by the Denver Building Code and the Building Department Policy ADMIN 131.3 governing homeowner completed work. This policy can be found on our Building Codes, Forms and Policies page.
Use the Contractor license search to see if your contractor has obtained a contractor's license from the City and County of Denver.
To view other considerations, see our Doing the Work Yourself page.
Every project is different. Depending upon the complexity of your project, the permit requirements and inspection process may vary from the information presented in this guide. If you have any questions, please contact us.