Tip for contractors: Don't forget to add your contractor license or supervisor certificate by clicking "Account Management" in the top-right corner of your screen.
Add a contractor license to an account:
Link an existing supervisor certificate to an account:
For additional help, contact Contractor Licensing at 720-865-2770, or Contr.Licensing@denvergov.org
These steps apply to general contractors picking up building permits and subcontractors picking up trade permits after construction plans have been reviewed and approved. For quick permits that do not require plan review, select a Quick Permit type online instead of Add Contractor to Permit.
The general construction permit must be obtained first, before subcontractors can use these steps to obtain trade permits.
You will need a permit number to pay permit fees, download approved plans, download the issued permit, or schedule inspections. If you do not have the permit number(s), you can find them from the building log.
NOTE: You may need to pay fees for multiple permits separately, for example, zoning and residential construction. Permits will not be issued until permit fees are paid.
TIP: You can also search for permit records by typing in the project address into the master search bar located in the top-right corner of your screen.
On a mobile device
If you are using the mobile version of e-permits, enter your log number or address in the search bar on the home page. You will need to create an account in the main e-permits portal before being able to use the mobile site.
On a desktop
You do not need an e-permits account to check plan review status.
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.
Note: online payments are not refundable. Make sure you are paying for the correct permit and project address.
Watch a video of these steps if you need further help finding a commercial/multifamily trade permit to pay online.
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.
TIP: Make sure pop-ups are enabled.
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.
TIPS: Make sure pop-ups are enabled. Documents posted on the Attachments tab will take longer to load than the rest of the page.
Electronic plan review is available for most projects, allowing you to submit applications and PDF plans for zoning, building, wastewater, and fire permits without coming to the permit counter in person.
Some projects will instruct to return to this page and use e-permits. Other projects will have email instructions, and in time, will be available through e-permits.
Resubmittals for site planning records that were initially submitted via the old e-plan/EFT site, by email, or on paper, send Development.Services@denvergov.org the email address associated with your e-permits account and the project numbers where you would like to resubmit. You will receive a confirmation email verifying that your e-permits account has been associated with the projects. Then, follow the above instructions.
Forgot your password?
To reset your username, email, password, and security question/answer,
As with paper submittals, all plans, reports, surveys, etc. prepared by an architect, engineer, or surveyor must bear their seal and signature. Learn how to apply a valid electronic signature (PDF). The electronic signature must be visible on the plan cover page and the seal must be visible on each sheet.
Fire Construction Permits, which are related to any commercial construction project in new or existing structures. View fire construction permit information. If you require a fire permit related to construction (like installing sprinklers, fire alarms, etc.), click the Development Services tab in e-permits.
Fire Safety Operational Permits, which allow the applicant to conduct an operation or a business for which a permit is required. View fire operational permit information. If you require an operational permit, click the Fire tab in e-permits.
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.).
If you use assistive technology and need help accessing or reading the content in any e-permits tutorials linked on this page, please contact CPDCommunications@denvergov.org.