Most building projects in the City and County of Denver including new construction, remodeling and repairs require general construction permits (#1R or #1C) to allow construction, and then trade-specific permits for each part of the project.
Before the permits are issued, a building permit plan review is required to evaluate the projects.
See below for a list of building permits and applications.
|Permit #1C||General commercial building permit for new buildings, additions & change of occupancy. Development Services staff will provide and verify this form in person.|
|Permit #1R||General residential construction permit. Development Services staff will complete or verify this form upon verification of application contents.|
|Permit #2||Quick Permit - Application for a general permit for roofing, siding, fascia/soffit, and blown-in insulation|
|Permit #3||Quick Permit - Application for an electrical permit|
|Permit #3A - Alarm Permit||Application for installation of a commercial fire alarm system|
|Permit #3B||Application for an access control permit|
|Permit #4||Quick Permit - application for a plumbing & gas piping permit|
|Signs Zoning permit||Application for a commercial sign permit|
|Permit #7||Application for a permit for: steam/hot water boilers, radiation for heating systems and commercial A/C|
|Permit #10 - Installation of a Sprinkler System||Application for a commercial fire suppression (sprinkler) installation permit|
|Permit #11||Quick Permit - Application for a mechanical permit to install forced-air furnaces, ventilation and air conditioning and gas piping|
|Total Demolition Guide||Contains the demolition application form and other forms required for total demolition of a residential or commercial structure|
|Address Assignment Card||Application to request assignment of an address|
|Hazardous Materials||Hazardous materials reporting and permits in Denver|
Permits Required for New Construction
All fire permits related to any commercial construction project in new or existing structures in the City and County of Denver are handled by the Fire Prevention Division.
For more information, see the Fire Prevention page or contact the Denver Fire Department to learn about what permits you need and when you need to call for inspections and testing.
Permits Required for Existing Structures
All existing business occupancies in the City and County of Denver are required to have an annual inspection for the purpose of maintaining a Life Safety Operating Permit. These occupancies include, but are not limited to:
Fire Permit Fees
For information about fire permit fees, see the Fees page.
If you are having trouble opening a permit, you can right-click the link with your mouse (ctrl-click for Mac users) and select the option "Save link as . . ." to download directly to your desktop.
Completed construction permits and certificates of occupancy for properties located within the City and County of Denver are available from the Records counter, located on the 2nd floor of the Wellington Webb Municipal Building at 201 W. Colfax.
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Permit Type Legend (PDF)
Official records for the City and County of Denver on site at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building date back to 1970.
December 2011 (PDF)