No Structure shall be erected or altered, used or occupied until a building permit for such erection or alteration, use or occupancy has been issued by the City. (Sec. 21-7,Idaho Springs Municipal Code)
The permitting process begins at City Hall. Before applying for a Building Permit, read about the permitting and inspection process HERE.
For Technical Questions about Commercial Permits, or for Questions regarding the Building Code, please contact Safebuilt.
Notice regarding Electrical License Contemporaneous Review Guidelines
- Projects requiring Permits
- Projects not requiring Permits
- One Stop Permits
- Projects requiring Plan Review
- Safebuilt Contact Information
- Available Resources
All Commercial Construction must have a building permit and a city licensed contractor.
All Residential Construction must have a building permit and a City licensed contractor unless the home owner is personally doing the work.
Work that begins before a permit is issued will be in violation of the building code and will result in a Stop Work Order
The City currently enforces the 2018 edition of the International Building Codes and the 2020 version of the National Electric Codes (NEC).
The following projects do NOT require a permit:
Bathroom fixture replacement (no plumbing line replacement)
Concrete Flat Work
Fences not over 6 ft. if they meet zoning and setback requirements
Installation of Alarm Systems not requiring new wiring
Minor electrical repair including replacement of fixtures
Move-able cases, counters and partitions not over 5 Feet
One-story detached accessory structures that do not exceed 120 sq. ft. (setbacks required)
Replacement of cabinets, counter tops, and similar finish work
Replacement of light fixtures not requiring new wiring
Retaining walls not over 4 ft. and not supporting a surcharge
Roof repair under 100 sq. ft.
Sidewalks and driveways not more than 30 Feet above grade
Swimming Pool Under 5,000 Gallons
Tiling or carpeting.
Generally the permit can be issued within 24 hours.
Electrical service change
Fences over 4 feet (6 feet maximum allowable)
Miscellaneous mechanical, plumbing or electrical
Re-Roof (Wind load 100, Snow load 55-ground 38-roof, Exposure C)
Applications for One Stop Permits can be submitted:
Accessory or Temporary Structure (over 120 sq. ft.) - Includes detached garage Basement Finish Commercial remodel/addition Deck Demolition Hot Tub/Pool New construction - Residential New construction - Commercial Patios, Porches, and Carports Residential remodel/addition Solar energy
Pre-Application Plan Review Building Permit Application
Applications and Plans for Plan Review Permits must be submitted:
In person at 1711 Miner St,Idaho Springs
Contact Safebuilt ONLY for Technical Questions about Commercial Permits, or for Specific Questions regarding the Building Code.All other Permitting Questions should be directed to City Hall.
Safebuilt Main Office
(303)450-8748 (Inspection Line)
11701 Community Center Dr.
Northglenn, CO 80233
Permit and Inspection Process Accessory or Temporary Structure Basement Finish Guide Clear Creek Fire Authority Handout Deck Guide Commercial Remodel Demolition Guides Electrical License Review Guidelines Home Additions Guide Homeowners Acknowledgement Form Inspection Request Information Patio Covers and Carports Guide Photovoltaic Solar System Requirements Pre Application Plan Review Re-Roof Guide Residential Pool Guide Residential Roofing Requirements Restaurants and Commercial Kitchens
Online via email to email@example.com
In person at 1711 Miner St, Idaho Springs