The Community Development Building Safety Division issues building permits, conducts inspections of work and reviews construction plans to ensure construction projects for new and existing buildings/structures are safe and durable and conform to the City’s building codes. 

The city works closely with landowners, developers, builders/contractors and homeowners to assist them in understanding the permitting process and expectations. City permit technicians strive to solve problems, answer questions and provide complete, accurate and reliable information to assist you with your project.

Submit an online building permit application

You can also download the application form and submit in person at the Commerce City Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Avenue.

Call the Building Safety Division at 303-289-3790 prior to beginning work to find out if a permit is required for your specific project.

Building permits are required for residential and nonresidential buildings and structures; interior and exterior alterations, repairs, renovations, remodeling; additions to existing residential and nonresidential buildings and structures; and may be required for other projects not listed here. 

Permit technicians can also assist with:

Permit Review Times

Commerce City promises a 10-day or less turnaround on all building permit reviews:

  • 10 days for building permit reviews*
  • Over-the-counter same-day permits, Monday-Friday, that require no plan review

*Unusually large or complex projects may require additional time. Review time indicates business days and excludes holidays and weekends.

Details on permit review times

Permit Fees

Building permit fees are based upon the complete project valuation. Use tax is collected based upon the dollar cost and/or value of all building and construction materials intended to be used and/or consumed as part of the project.

Payment

Fees are payable by check, cash or major credit cards at the Building Safety Division, 7887 E. 60th Avenue. Credit card payments are also accepted by phone at 303-289-3790.

Building Inspections

All building projects require a building permit. Once you receive your building permit, the city will conduct inspections of your project. You will be given a Permit Inspection Requirements handout when you receive your building permit. 

Schedule an Inspection

Using the four-digit code included on your Permit Inspection Requirements handout, schedule your inspection by doing one of the following:

The deadline to schedule / reschedule inspections is 7 a.m. the day of the inspection.

If your permit was issued prior to Oct. 1, 2009 or you need further assistance, please call the Building Safety Division at 303-289-3790 for more information.