2255 W. Berry Ave.
Permit Center Hours
*Open Wednesdays at 8:45am after staff meeting; closed 12pm-1:30pm on first Monday of each month for department meeting.
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If your plan is for a new home or an addition to your home, such as a second story, a garage, deck, patio cover or similar project, your first step is to call Building and Inspections at 303-795-3751. Find out about setbacks, maximum allowable height of a structure and maximum lot coverage before you start on construction drawings. In the beginning, the only document you need to bring to the Permit Center is a site plan of your lot. Indicate to scale on the site plan where you plan to build.
If you live in a covenant-controlled community, you may need a letter of approval from your architectural control committee. We try to comply with all homeowner associations and the permitting process may be delayed without their prior approval.
Make an appointment with Building staff even before you start on construction drawings. This visit will help you understand building code requirements and the process of submitting construction documents for a building permit. If you decide to use an architect, the architect should also attend this meeting.
Permit Applications marked with the blue letter E () will only be accepted through the online Building Permit and Development Review System, eTRAKiT. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Those permit applications not available through eTRAKiT are available from the Permit Center in the lobby of the Littleton Center or by PDF download. Fees are based on the valuation of the project as assessed by the building official. Call 303-795-3751 for more information.
Plan review fees will be due at the time of application for permits to be processed. Plan review fees collected at the time of application will be based on project valuation, which may be adjusted during the plan review process. Adjustments in valuation may result in the adjustment of the final plan review fees due. Policy document #20-003 may be viewed on the Building Divisions’ Policies page.
Note, if you have a new business, a Business & Sales/Use Tax License is required prior to building permit issuance. For questions about the application, contact the Revenue and Sales Tax Technician at 303-795-3768.
Schedule An Inspection
Inspection of your work is the most important part of the process. Having your work inspected will provide you with the assurance that the work has been completed properly. Inspection also provides a permanent record of compliance with building code requirements. Failure to complete required inspections may result in requests to remove work or work stoppages.
Inspection Scheduling Information
- Schedule inspections up to five business days in advance.
- Cancel inspections until 7:30 a.m. the day of the inspection.
- Check inspection results 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Speak to your inspector between 7:30-8:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.
- Inspections are primarily performed between 8:15 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Most inspections will be conducted the next business day.
- Listed inspection time is center of two-hour inspection window.
- Inspection window is not guaranteed.
- Roster is updated by 8:00 a.m. Monday - Friday.
- ** Indicates final inspection requests.
- Inspection window is NOT guaranteed.
The required inspections for your project are sequentially marked on the inspection card that will be given to you when your permit is issued. Inspections are requested when different phases of construction are completed.
Important Inspection Information
FOR RESIDENTIAL INSPECTIONS - Inspectors will not enter rear or fenced yards without permission. If permission is not provided an inspection will not be performed. Inspectors will not enter unoccupied residences or residences where an adult (18+ years of age) person is not present.
FOR ROOFING INSPECTIONS – A ladder rated for a 250 pound capacity or more must be provided, set and secured for all roofs. The roof must be free of rain, frost, ice and snow on the scheduled day of inspection. If any of these requirements are not met the inspection may not be performed.
Where do I get help?
Call the Littleton Permit Center at 303-795-3751. After your question or problem is identified, you will be directed to the appropriate staff person. You may also send a detailed question to email@example.com.
Please use the correct fax numbers:
Permit Center only — 303-795-3707
eFax only — 1-720-384-0601 (must dial "1" before number)