|2255 W. Berry Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120
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.
The City of Littleton is seeing unprecedented quantity of development and building permit applications
The City of Littleton is experiencing an unprecedented number of development and building permit applications, and our limited staff is working harder than ever to keep pace. The number of development applications has increased more than 200 percent over the last five years. This boom may affect your project's review time and your wait time at our permit counter.
We are taking major steps to improve the services we provide, including outsourcing some reviews. We know your time is valuable, and we will continue to work hard to keep pace with application and building permit demand, while making changes behind the scenes for long-term success.
Thank you for your patience during this busy time.
Permit applications are available from the Permit Center at the City of Littleton or in PDF download. After completing the application, you should submit all submittal requirements to the Littleton Permit Center in the lobby of the Littleton Center, 2255 W. Berry Ave. Fees are payable upon issuance of the building permit and are based on the valuation of the project as assessed by the building official. Call 303-795-3751 for more information.
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.
Construction and Inspections
To schedule an inspection, call the inspection request line at 303-795-3738. Inspections called in before 3 pm are generally scheduled for the next business day and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to schedule the inspection, you will need the permit number and inspection code (see your permit card). A confirmation number and date of the inspection will be stated. Please listen closely for the confirmed inspection date. Please note, inspections are generally scheduled for the next business day, however during peak times of activity, inspection schedules may be booked a few business days out.
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. For example, if you are requesting a rough plumbing inspection, all the piping for the waste and vents, water pipe and gas piping must be installed and tested. The rough plumbing, rough electric and rough heating must be inspected and approved before a rough framing inspection is requested.
Can I make an appointment for an inspection and how long does an inspection take?
Yes, you can make an appointment. For homeowners, we normally can give you an hour window when we will arrive. Most inspections will take not more than 30 minutes, except for a framing inspection which can take up to an hour.
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.