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The Log In counter serves both residential and commercial projects. Plans submitted to Log In typically receive an initial review, followed by resubmittals of new or corrected plan elements before permits can be issued.

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What to Submit

Consult the checklists located in the Residential Permitting Guide (PDF).

Hours

Counter hours and notices of any closures are always posted on our Contact Us webpage

Projects Reviewed

Log-in for a residential plan review is intended for single-family and duplex structures/projects. Condos, townhomes, apartments, and other units that are part of a multifamily building are logged in and reviewed as "commercial/multifamily."

  • New single-unit dwellings
  • New duplexes
  • New accessory dwelling units (ADUs)
  • Any additions
  • Attic conversions
  • Zoning-only review of one- and two-family dwelling units
  • Projects requiring structural review

Your project will be assigned a Log number. Depending on your project scope, plan review may include multiple disciplines, such as zoning, electrical, plumbing, architectural/structural, mechanical, fire, transportation, and environmental health.

SUDP. All applicants for new construction or additions projects must also submit an application for an SUDP (wastewater) permit while building review is ongoing.

Landmark. All projects potentially affecting the exterior of a local landmark or historic district property must start their permit application process with Landmark Preservation, unless the project is a minor interior remodel with NO exterior modifications.

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What to Submit

Checklists for new buildings, additions, change of occupancy, tenant finish, and remodels are located in the Commercial Building Permit Guide (PDF).

Hours

Counter hours and notices of any closures are always posted on our Contact Us webpage

Projects Reviewed

  • Projects requesting a simultaneous zoning/building code review
  • Projects with a total construction valuation of over $500,000
  • Projects requiring multi-agency review
  • New construction
  • New townhomes/condos/apartments
  • Additions
  • Structural work
  • Projects that involve multiple buildings or floors
  • Change of occupancy
  • Telecommunications towers
  • Projects that may pose a fire/life safety concern (e.g., large occupancy loads, hazardous materials)
  • Any project going through the Site Development Plan (SDP) process
  • Modified drawings

Your project will be assigned a Log number. Depending on your project scope, plan review may include multiple disciplines, such as zoning, electrical, plumbing, architectural/structural, mechanical, fire, transportation, and environmental health.

SUDP. Make sure to also submit an application for an SUDP (wastewater) permit while building review is ongoing.

Landmark. All projects potentially affecting the exterior of a local landmark or historic district property must start their permit application process with Landmark Preservation, unless the project is an interior-only tenant finish or change of use with NO exterior modifications.

Applicants for a simultaneous review will use the Log In queue at the permit counter. You will need to bring a complete building submittal, a complete zoning submittal, and a request form to log in.

During the plan review process, reviewers may make comments to plans or request additional information, which may require drawings to be amended and resubmitted.

  • If so, download the Resubmittal Slip and assemble the items listed at the top of the form. Include written responses (in a letter format) in your resubmittal that address each and every comment from the plan review team. Incomplete resubmittals will be turned away until they are ready for submission.
  • Submit revised, bound documents (loose sheets will not be accepted) to the “Resubmittals” queue at the Permit Counter. View hours for resubmittals.

Resubmittal or Modified Drawing?

Resubmittals occur during the initial plan review process using your original Log number (assigned when you log in plans), before a permit is issued. They are used to address plan reviewers' comments and to make corrections to your plans.

Modified drawings are for changes made after a permit is issued, and are submitted to the “Log-in” queue at the Permit Counter. These get a new Log number and, if approved, a new permit.

Use the "Logged In Plan Pick-up" counter when a commercial construction or residential construction permit has been approved and is ready for issuance.

If you are picking up multiple permits, make an longer appointment for pick up via login@denvergov.org.

What to Bring with You

  • Bring your log number or project address, sewer use and drainage permit (if applicable), and original contractor’s license or a valid ID (for homeowners).
  • If you are picking up commercial construction permits, please also bring the individual subcontractor valuations and license numbers for any trade-specific permits.
  • Homeowners must show a valid Colorado Driver’s License or photo I.D. that matches the property owner name listed in the Denver Assessor’s database in order to pick up permit(s).
  • Contractors must be able to demonstrate the validity of the contractor’s license on the permit application by bringing an original contractor license card (no copies or faxes accepted), company check, or company credit card. If using a check or credit card, the company name on the check or credit card must match the exact company name and spelling as listed on the license card in our records. Visit Contractor Licensing if you need to make changes or obtain a new license card before picking up permits.
  • Before leaving, proceed to the Cashier to pay permit fees and pick up permits. If needed, email Angela.Abeyta@denvergov.org for fee amount before coming in person. Make checks payable to the “Manager of Finance.”

Click here to view fee schedules for building and land development permits and services.

 
 
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