For all the do-it-yourselfers and weekend warriors in the city, below you will find resources to help you complete your home improvement projects while keeping your property compliant with the city’s codes, ordinances and standards.
From major renovations (like building an addition or replacing a roof) to smaller upgrades (such as installing a deck or replacing a water heater), many home projects require a building permit from the city’s Building Safety Division.
Visit the Building Permits page for details about the permitting process.
You can also call 303-289-3790 prior to beginning work to find out if your project requires a permit. The city’s permit technicians are available during business hours to walk you through this process and answer questions about keeping your project in compliance with the city’s codes.
The cost and process of getting a permit varies by the size and scope of your project. For projects valued at $500 or less, a building permit costs $23.50 and an application can be submitted online. (Permits are also subject to a 4.5 percent use tax on the value of building materials.) If you are hiring a contractor to complete a job, make sure they are properly licensed and can provide you a copy of the building permit from the city.
Keep in mind that even projects that do not require a building permit must still meet requirements in the Land Development Code.
City Standards and Planning Information:
- Accessory Structures (e.g. garages, shed, decks/patios)
- Fencing Standards
- Single-family Residential Development Information
- Approved Plant List
- Landscaping for Single-family Detached Homes
- What is my zoning?
- Allowable Land Uses
If your property is managed by an HOA or similar organization, be sure to check into other restrictions specific to your neighborhood before planning your project.
Commerce City Building Safety Division
Commerce City Civic Center
7887 E. 60th Avenue
Commerce City, CO 80022
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., M–F