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Building Permits Note - March 23, 2020
Despite the closure of city facilities due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Commerce City’s Building Safety Division IS still accepting applications for building permits at this time.

Building Inspections Update - April 20, 2020
Building inspections are still being performed on new buildings. For existing buildings, commercial inspections are taking place ONLY if social distancing can be maintained.

In-person inspections of occupied residences are NOT being conducted at this time due to COVID-19 concerns. The city has adopted a new policy allowing remote video inspections for some occupied residences. The remote video option applies only to certain types of inspections. See the document below for details. A remote video inspection cannot be scheduled until the signed waiver form below is returned.

Remote Video Inspections - Details and Instructions
Waiver for Remote Video Inspections

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions, please call 303-289-3790. 

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. 

City policy on contemporaneous review of State of Colorado issued electrical licenses

City policy on contemporaneous review of State of Colorado issued plumbing licenses 

Permit technicians can also assist with:

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.


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

The deadline to schedule/reschedule inspections is 4 p.m. before the day of the inspection (same-day inspections will not take place). Inspections occur Monday through Friday. Re-roof and mid-roof inspections are performed only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For multistory building inspections such as apartments or condominiums (excluding single-family dwellings or townhouses), please call 303-289-3790 before scheduling the inspection.

As a precautionary measure due to COVID-19: 

  • Buildings must be vacant during the time of inspection.
  • Per recommended social distancing guidelines, exterior inspections will require a six-foot separation (preferably more) between the inspector and anyone else on site.
  • Inspections of existing and occupied residential structures are NOT occurring at this time.

The city strongly encourages builders/contractors to communicate these guidelines to on-site personnel to allow city staff to perform inspections. If these guidelines are not followed on the day of inspection, city staff will suspend the inspection and it will have to be rescheduled for a later date.

Schedule an Inspection