Open Monday - Friday. View service hours below; click on the service for a description. Click here to check in online, text "denver dev" to 626-414-3210, or call 720-880-3670.
Lines close when all service times have been taken, so early check-in is recommended.
January counter closures - please plan accordingly
Tuesday, January 10 - Opening at 9:30 a.m. instead of 8 a.m.
Tuesday, January 17 - Opening at 9 a.m. instead of 8 a.m.
For a plan review of a project with a total construction valuation of less than $500,000 and includes reviews by Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical/Plumbing and Fire. Examples include:
For a zoning use or construction permit, sign permit, site improvements or questions about your property’s zoning for multi-family and commercial projects. Prior approval from Landmark Preservation may be required.
Select this queue to log in plans for review by residential or commercial staff. This includes modified drawings for projects that have already been issued permits.
Some examples of commercial projects that must be logged in include projects with a total construction valuation of more than $300,000, projects requiring multi-agency review, or projects that include structural alterations or a change of occupancy.
Examples of single-family and duplex projects requiring log-in include new single unit dwellings, new duplexes, any additions, and attic conversions. Zoning and/or building permit applications for logged-in residential projects will only be accepted if minimum submittal requirements are met, as outlined in the Residential Permitting Guide (PDF).
For the pick-up of building plans and a commercial construction or residential construction permit that has been approved and is ready for issuance. The Quick Permits queue should be used for any subcontractor that has permits associated with a commercial or residential construction permit.
For a trade-specific permits that can be issued without plan review, such as those below, and any subcontractor permits needed once the commercial or residential construction permit has been issued:
Visit DenverGov.org/QuickPermits for additional information and instructions on how to request Quick Permits by email or fax.
For logged-in projects: Get in this queue to submit revised drawings and your response to plan review comments. Modified drawings for permits that were already issued need to go to the Log In counter.
Before any building or construction may begin, a sewer use and drainage permit (SUDP) must be obtained for each building and/or individual tenant associated with a project. This includes such things as connections to the city’s sanitary and storm sewers, and erosion control. This review and permit is separate from the building permit, and requires a separate submittal. The SUDP must be issued prior to receiving the commercial or residential construction permits.
Two queues serve simple single-family home or duplex projects that may include building and zoning code reviews, such as sheds, porches/patios, interior remodels, and basement finishes. Please select the queue that fits your project type. If the structure is in a historic district or a landmark structure, prior approval is required from Landmark Preservation.
Single-Family/Duplex Walk Through – Express: For fences, interior renovations and demolition permits
Single-Family/Duplex Walk Through – All Others: For single-family and duplex projects not identified in the "Express" queue that meet the requirements for walk through review per Building Code Policy ADMIN 131.
Projects that do not meet walk-through requirements, must be logged in for review, which can be done by visiting the Log In counter.
Not sure where your project fits in? Please see the customer service representatives at stations 21 and 22.
For news and updates on counter policies and procedures, visit the Development Services News and Updates page.
Main office hours and all other services
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
General inquiries: 720-865-2705
Building permit records: 720-865-2790,
201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept 205
Denver, CO 80202
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