Permit Submittal Information

Documents, specifications and information required to submit for a building permit vary based on the type of project to be performed. By selecting a project specific link below, a checklist of items that are required in order to submit for a building permit may be accessed. Each project specific checklist also provides a set of the forms that must accompany any submittal for that type of project. For additional information concerning submittal requirements, you may directly contact the specific department establishing the requirement. Building & Inspections Services may be reached at 303-235-2855; Development & Zoning Services may be reached at 303-235-2846; and the Public Works Department may be reached at 303-235-2861.

Permit applications requiring plan review must be submitted with two sets of plans on at least 11" x 17" paper. The maximum size accepted is 30" x 42". Applications accompanied by plan sets larger than 30" x 42" will not be accepted.

Submittal Checklists

Over-the-Counter Permits

Residential Checklists:

Commercial Checklists:

Individual Submittal Forms:

Commercial Projects:

Proof of submission is required from the Fire Department with the permit application on the following types of projects: new commercial structures, commercial interior remodels and tenant finishes, fire sprinklers, etc. 

West Metro and Arvada Fire Districts require online submittals for plan review and permitting. When submitting your permit application to the Building Division, provide a copy of the online submittal confirmation. This can be the printed email or a printed copy of the confirmation page.

West Metro Fire Plan Review Submital

Arvada Fire Plan Review  Submittal

Fairmont Fire Plan Review Submittal - requires signed copy of Proof of Submission form

Plan Review Times
  • Residential 2-4 weeks
  • Commercial 4-6 weeks
*Please note that expedited plan review is not available and plans are reviewed in the order they are received.

Demolition and Asbestos Abatement

For all Renovation projects (residential and commercial) - an asbestos report is required if the structures/components to be disturbed exceed the trigger levels. The inspection must be conducted on-site for asbestos by a Colorado-certified asbestos building inspector. Asbestos reports from a drop-off site will not be accepted.

Single-Family Residential Dwellings ("SFRD") - the trigger levels are: 50 linear feet on pipes; 32 square feet on other surfaces; or the volume equivalent of a 55- gallon drum. The trigger hit first determines if a report is required.

Public and Commercial Buildings (other than SFRDs) - the trigger levels are: 260 linear feet on pipes; 160 square feet on other surfaces; or the volume equivalent of a 55- gallon drum. The trigger hit first determines if a report is required.

Asbestos Abatement requires a permit with both CDPHE and City of Wheat Ridge. For more information, please call 303-235-2855, option 7. The asbestos abatement checklist is located here.

In the event that the demolition work has been performed prior to the issuance of the permit, a letter from CDPHE containing the project address and an acknowledgement of awareness that the demolition was conducted without the permit and that no further action is necessary on the part of the applicant shall be required to be submitted with the permit application.