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.
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.
These organizations help serve Denver-area residents, from installing wheelchair ramps, snow removal and landscaping to minor electrical/plumbing work, energy-efficient upgrades, and more.
The review and permitting process varies according to the size and location of your project. The following is a list of what may be needed.
Potential Reviews and Permits
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