Denver's new e-permit system allows licensed contractors to apply for certain permits online (receiving the permit by email within minutes), schedule inspections and check status.
All users can search permit records and pay plan review or permit fees.
Contractors: Help protect your online account by making sure you have a valid email on file with Contractor Licensing.
Quick permits are permits that can be issued without plan review.
All e-permits are reviewed daily and are inspected in the field. Work that exceeds the scope of a Quick Permit, or that is not allowed under your license type, may result in the suspension or revocation of your contractor's license in Denver.
Contractors: download a tutorial for guidance on
All other users: download a PowerPoint tutorial for
You do not need an e-permits account to check the status of permits or inspections.
(1) Enter e-permits, and then click the Development Svcs tab.
(2) Type your permit number in the "Record Number" box, or to search by address, fill in the street number and street name boxes.
(3) On the results page, click the record number that corresponds to the permit you seek.
(4) The permit detail page (shown below) will tell you if the permit is in progress, issued, finaled, etc. Permit review details are located under "processing status" and inspection results are located under "inspections."
To apply for permits and schedule inspections, you must have a valid contractor’s license in Denver for the work covered under the permit.
First, make sure you have your official contractor's license on hand for this step. It requires exact information.
1) From any page in e-permits, click Account Management at the top of your screen.
2) Scroll down to the License Information section and click the Add a License button on the right side of your screen.
3) Select which license type you hold.
4) Then, enter your license number exactly as it appears on your license card, including “LIC” and any zeroes. Do not add zeroes if the license number on your card does not have any.
Examples: “LIC001234” or “LIC12345”
5) Click Find License.
6) Verify that the license is correct and click Connect under the Action column.
7) Click ok on the last pop-up, and your license is now added to your e-permits account.
TIP: After adding your license, your previous permits will show up under My Records, allowing you to easily select a specific permit to check its status or schedule inspections.
Step 2 of the e-permit application will ask you to add your contractor. You can add up to two contractors to a permit.
1) To start, click Look up.
2) Select which license type you hold and click Look up again.
3) Choose your license from the list, and hit Continue.
The licensed professional(s) added to the permit at this stage will be notified about the application.
The online quick permit application asks for the property's address and parcel number.
If you cannot find the right parcel number, click here to do a search of Denver property records. The parcel number will be listed at the top of your "property information" page.
In most cases, e-permits will be able to find your parcel number for you.
1) In the online permit application, enter the street number and name in the address fields, and hit "search."
2) A pop-up will list your parcel number.
If there are multiple parcel numbers, select the radial button to the left of the number and "Associated Owners" information will appear below. Continue clicking through the parcel numbers until you see the correct ownership information, and then hit "select."
If you cannot find a parcel number through either of the above methods, the property address is likely not in Denver.
The cut-off time to schedule an inspection for the next business day using the online system is 11:59 p.m.
You'll need an e-permits account and either the permit number or site address to schedule inspections for an issued permit.
Download a PowerPoint tutorial (contains screenshots for creating an account, adding a license to your account, scheduling inspections) OR
You can only pay for one permit at a time. Discover, MasterCard, and Visa cards are accepted. Fees are based on the valuation of the work. View fee schedules here.
**Note that online payments are not refundable. Double-check that you are paying on the correct permit and project address.**
If you do not have a contractor's license associated with your e-permits account...
First, make sure you have added your license to your e-permits account.
Then, go to My Records under the Home tab in e-permits. Find the correct permit record and click the option to pay permit fees.
If you do not see a permit under My Records...
After filling out an online application, you must complete payment before your permit will be emailed. A copy of the issued permit will be sent as a PDF attachment to the email address that was listed in the "applicant" field of the application.
Make sure to check your spam folder.
1) To do so, select the permit record from your My Records page (located under the Home tab).
2) Print a copy of the permit using the Reports drop-down link at the top of your screen.
TIP: Make sure you have enabled pop-ups.
If you submitted plans for review electronically, you can use e-permits to download a copy of your final, approved plans once the review is complete.
Plans submitted on paper are not available to download online.
1) Enter e-permits, and on the Development Svcs tab, search for your permit record using either the property address or your permit number.
2) On the permit record page, your issued permit will be available from the Reports link in the top-right corner of the page. Your approved plans are located on the Record Info tab, under Attachments.
TIPS: Make sure you have enabled pop-ups. Documents posted on the Attachments tab will take longer to load than the rest of the page.
For help with e-permits, call Denver 311:
311's hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m. (M-F) and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat./Sun.).