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Repair/replace projects include replacing existing materials or utilities (plumbing, electrical, and mechanical) in commercial and residential properties. Required permits and approvals can vary for projects on the exterior of the property versus the interior of the property.   

In some situations, a "Quick Permit" or no building permit is required. See Quick Permits for more information. Many projects that are ineligible for a quick permit may be permitted at the Commercial/Multifamily Walk-through Counters

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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.  



Need help with building repairs or upgrades?

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.

  • A Little Help: Connects older adults with volunteer help, skilled services and resources 
  • Brothers Redevelopment, Inc.: Repairs for in-home safety and mobility for low-income, disabled, or elderly citizens
  • Colorado Housing Connects: Bilingual housing/tenant/home repair resources for renters, homeowners, and landlords
  • Denver Home Energy Webpage: Residential energy-efficiency information and resources from Denver Environmental Health
  • Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA): Low-interest loans and grants for single family home rehabilitation and emergency home repair, and supports redevelopment of blighted property through TIF assistance and more
  • Energy Outreach Colorado: Home energy assistance, emergency home furnace repair and home weatherization for low-income Coloradans, seniors, and individuals with special health needs. Also offers grants for non-profit and affordable housing facilities to increase building energy efficiency
  • Home Builders Foundation (HBF) of Metro Denver: Accessibility solutions and home modifications for individuals with disabilities or financial need
  • Rebuilding Together: Repairs, safety modifications and energy efficiency upgrades for qualified homeowners and community centers
  • Seniors’ Resource Center: Helps older adults with minor home repairs and yard clean-up services