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Starting Monday, March 16, Community Planning and Development began reducing staffing in the office in order to do our part to help limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community. 

We are committed to maintaining quality customer service as we adjust to the new social distancing recommendations; however, it is possible customers may experience delays. Please contact us by email when possible, as many of our staff are now teleworking. 

Instructions for submitting applications and files electronically are listed below, along with contact information for project-specific questions.

Thank you for your partnership in this effort.

 

Find your project type below for instructions on how to submit electronically:

Permit applications can be submitted electronically through e-permits (denvergov.org/epermits) using the instructions below.

Start here:

Plans and documents created by an architect, engineer, or surveyor must bear their seal on each page and a valid electronic signature on the cover page of each file. 

 

To upload plans in e-permits:

  1. Register for an e-permits account.
  2. Once you've signed in, choose "Apply for a permit" under "Development Services." 
  3.  When prompted to select a permit type, use the following guide:
    • Quick permits 
      • This is for work that is not reviewed at the counter or by staff, and is only inspected in the field. Learn more.
    •  Submit building plans for review > Building Log
      • "Building log" is the correct choice for most projects.
      • Use this to upload all residential building and zoning plans 

Follow the prompts to fill out the application and upload your PDF files.

Resources


Permit applications can be submitted electronically through e-permits (denvergov.org/epermits) using the instructions below.

Start here:

Plans and documents created by an architect, engineer, or surveyor must bear their seal on each page and a valid electronic signature on the cover page of each file. 

 

To upload plans in e-permits:

COVID-19 note: For projects that would have been reviewed in person at the permit counter, please select the "Commercial Walk-Through" checkbox on page 3 of your e-permits application to receive a faster review time. (What's eligible for commercial walk-through?)

  1. Register for an e-permits account.
  2. Once you've signed in, choose "Apply for a permit" under "Development Services." 
  3.  When prompted to select a permit type, use the following guide:
    • Quick permits 
      • This is for work that is not reviewed at the counter or by staff, and is only inspected in the field. Learn more.
    •  Submit building plans for review > Building Log
      • "Building log" is the correct choice for most projects.
      • Use this to upload all residential or commercial construction plans that would have been reviewed or submitted at the permit counter
      • Also use this to apply for simultaneous building and zoning reviews
    • Site planning 
      • Use these options for documents being submitted to a project coordinator during the site development plan (SDP) review process.

Follow the prompts to fill out the application and upload your PDF files.

Resources


Resubmittals must be made in the same format as the initial submittal. For example, if the initial submittal was submitted via e-permits, then the resubmittal must be submitted via e-permits. If the initial submittal was by email, please email the resubmittal.

  • Online through e-permits
    1. Sign into e-permits
    2. Go to "Home" > "My Records" to view your projects
    3. Select the appropriate record where you want to resubmit 
    4. On the record detail page, go to "Record Info" > "Attachments" to upload new/revised documents
    5. Make sure to click “save” after uploading
  • By email to PlanReview@denvergov.org 
    • Only projects that previously submitted plans via email prior to Jan. 1, 2020
    • For large files that cannot be sent as attachments, email a link to Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. where staff can download the files. The documents must be available to download without a password.
  • In person. 
    • This is ONLY for projects that were initially submitted as hard copies at the permit counter.
    • You can drop off the resubmittal at the permit counter as long as the Webb building is open to the public. You will see a drop-box at the entrance to the permit counter, and staff will contact you by email within 2-3 days to confirm receipt of the resubmittal.
    • Please make sure you have included good contact information in case our staff need to follow-up with questions.

Note: If you submitted a site planning application via e-plan (the EFT site), please see the "Site Planning and Related Reviews" section for resubmittal instructions. 

New! The SUDP application process has been combined with electronic building permit applications for a more streamlined submittal process and faster review times for many SUDP customers.

  • All SUDP reviews will now start automatically when a building permit application is received via e-permits (using the instructions above). At a minimum, please include a utility site plan showing the size, type, and location of water, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer lines (and any other SUDP plans/documents specific to your project) with your building plans to ensure a timely review. Do not submit separately to SUDP.
  • Resubmittals, SUDP-only reviews for projects that do not need building permits, and SUDP plans submitted after building plans were already submitted should be emailed to wastewaterpermits@denvergov.org.

  • Email applications and plans to zoning.review@denvergov.org with "new zoning application" in the subject line of the email.
    • For permits that would have been issued in-person at the zoning counter, please also note "counter review" in your subject line for a faster review. (What's eligible for a counter review? [PDF])

Use e-permits to apply for fire permits from the Denver Fire Department (e.g., fire suppression, low voltage & fire alarm, CO2 system install, etc.). 

  1. Go to www.denvergov.org/epermits. Familiarize yourself with the tutorials on the page and then enter the e-permits system.
    • New users: Register for an account.
    • Licensed contractors: Once your account is created, go to Account Management to add your contractor’s license to your e-permits account. You will then be able to quickly view your permits under Home > My Records.
  1. Go to the Development Services tab > Apply for a Permit.
  2. Select the appropriate fire permit from the list and follow the prompts.

Resubmittals/Approved Plans:

If you need to submit additional information during plan review, go back to the Development Services tab in e-permits and search for your project, either by record number or address. Once on the correct record, go to Record Info > Attachments to add new documents.

Make sure to click “save” after uploading new/revised documents.

Approved plans will be available to download on the Attachments screen once the review is complete.


PLEASE NOTE: e-plan (the EFT site) is no longer available. If you need access to project files saved in e-plan, please email development.services@denvergov.org. Online submittals have moved to e-permits. Keep reading for instructions on uploading documents through e-permits.

  • Register for an account on e-permits
  • To submit files, go to Development Services > Apply for a permit.
  • Select the appropriate Site Planning option, depending on what you are submitting. (To apply for building or SUDP permits, use the above instructions.)
  • Follow the prompts to submit contact information, project details, and upload site planning documents.
Use e-permits to resubmit plans for any current project!
  • Sign in to view previously logged projects in My Records.
  • Click on the appropriate record > Record Info > Attachments to add additional documents. 
  • Make sure to click “save” after uploading new/revised documents.

To resubmit plans for projects initially submitted via email or the old e-plan/EFT site, email Development.Services@denvergov.org with the email address associated with your e-permits account and the projects 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.

NOTE: For dedication and easement submittals, please email Development.Services@denvergov.org.

Have questions or need support submitting your plans? Email Development.Services@denvergov.org.


COVID-19 Note: Homeowners obtaining permits in their name (instead of using a licensed contractor) can email a copy of their photo ID with their permit applications and plans, instead of coming into the permit counter to show the ID. We will process the permits and send you an email with instructions on how to use e-permits to pay for the permit. Once you pay online, the permit will be emailed to you.

Customers who need to take a homeowners' exam may do so at the cashiering counter Tuesdays - Thursdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Resources:

Instructions for homeowner permits (Construction & Trades)

Notice of Requirements for Owner-Occupied Permits

Homeowner Request for Approval of Designated Worker (only needed if someone will be helping you complete the work)

  • Note: This person cannot be hired by you, but could be a family member or friend who is helping you complete the work.

Certificate of Demolition Eligibility (CDE)

Landmark Design Review

Historic Designation

With fewer staff in the office, the cashiering counter at Community Planning and Development will be closed on Mondays and Fridays.

All customers paying for a permit by credit card or bank transfer/electronic check are encouraged to pay online via e-permits. Payments can also be mailed to the office. 

View fee schedules and payment options >>

Refund requests, ISD requests, CORA payments, and payments for other needs unrelated to permitting will be processed by email, phone, or in-person on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

 

Contact Information

E-permits and general permitting questions:

Single-unit homes & duplexes:

Commercial & multifamily buildings:

Commercial zoning:

Wastewater (SUDP):

 

Permit records:

Cashiering:

  • 720-865-2780
  • In-person cashier service is open Tuesdays - Thursdays

Inspections:

Contractor licensing: