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Building Safety
Building Safety issues building permits, conducts inspections of work and reviews construction plans to ensure construction projects for new and existing buildings and structures are safe and durable and conform to the City’s building codes.  We work closely with landowners, developers, builders/contractors and homeowners to ensure they understand the City’s permitting process and what to expect when obtaining a building permit.  We strive to solve problems, answer questions and provide complete, accurate and reliable information to assist you with your project.

Building Permits
Check with the Building Safety Division (303-289-3790), prior to beginning work, to verify whether or not 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.

To streamline the building permit application process, the city now accepts applications online for smaller projects. The online application aims to increase customer service and efficiency since customers will not have to visit in person and can submit a building permit outside of normal business hours.

The building permit Online Application can be accessed here. If you prefer the paper form, you can download it here.

Permit Review Times
We promise 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.

View details about our plan review times.

grading permit is required under the city’s Land Development Code for any activities disturbing and/or modifying property within city limits. This process ensures that Colorado Discharge Permit System (CDPS) Phase II regulations are upheld.

Other Permits We Provide

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

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.

You can pay your fees with checks, cash or major credit cards. Deliver payment to the Building Safety division at 7887 E. 60th Avenue, Commerce City. Credit card payments are accepted via the telephone at 303-289-3790.

    Patrick Buckley
    Codes & Inspections Manager

    Building Safety
    Call to ask questions about building permits and the permitting process for your project.
    Ph: 303-289-3790

    7887 E 60th Ave.
    Commerce City, CO 80022

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.