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A permit application with a detailed job description must be provided. Plans and specifications may be required based on the scope of work. For multiple units, more than one application may be required if the work is unit specific and/or individually owned. Visit the Permit Submittal Checklist page or contact Building and Inspection Services at (303)235-3855, option 7 for specific information. Permit counter hours are 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.
To schedule an inspection, send your request through our online Inspection Request Form. For the inspection AM/PM schedule, check here daily: Today's AM/PM schedule
Every permit issued shall expire 365 days after issuance, regardless of activity.
Building & Inspection Services has adopted and is currently enforcing the 2012 IBC, IRC IPC, IMC, IFGC, IECC, IFC; 2012 IPMC; 2017 NEC; ANSI 117.1-2009, 1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, and NFPA 99.
Over the counter permits are issued at the time of submittal, between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:30 pm. Plan review times vary; residential review times average approximately 2-4 weeks and commercial reviews average approximately 4-6 weeks. Larger or more detailed projects may require additional time.
The Building Division shall accept applications for electronic permit issuance and shall process and issue such permits in accordance with the following procedures and requirements located here: http://www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/1651/Electronic-Permit-Submittal
Permits eligible for electronic permit issuance:
Residential Sewer/Water Repair and Replacement – must provide linear footage (No work in Right-of-way)
Residential Water Heater Replacement (50 Gallons or less)
Residential Boiler Replacement
Residential Evaporative Cooler Replacement (like for like only)
Residential Furnace Replacement (150k BTU’s or less)
Residential A/C Replacement (like for like only)
Residential Electrical Service Change/Upgrade (200 amps or less)
Residential Window Replacement – provide spec sheet showing u-value (No structural alteration)
Residential Siding (no asbestos containing material)
Requirements for contractors to request and receive electronic permits:
1. Contractors must have current license/registration and insurance complying with State of
Colorado statutes and City of Wheat Ridge Municipal Code
2. Contractors must provide a valid credit card authorization form with the online permit application
(Credit card required for payment on all electronic permits)
3. Person submitting the application must be listed on the license list of “Person(s) able to pull permits”.
4. Requests must be submitted by online application.
We accept cash, check, Mastercard and Visa (a limit of $2,500.00 per transaction applies to a credit card transaction). Payments are accepted in-person, mail, email, or fax. The credit card authorization form is located here: http://www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/documentcenter/view/1305
The inspectors are available between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and again between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., depending on the inspection load.
The City of Wheat Ridge reciprocates with Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, Park County, Fort Collins and City of Boulder.
For asphalt shingles, the City of Wheat Ridge requires that all shingles be nailed with a minimum of six (6) nails per shingle. Ice and Water shield is required at eaves and shall extend a minimum of two (2) feet inside exterior walls. Drip edge is required at eaves. All other types of roofing shall comply with adopted codes and policies and manufacturers installation guidelines.
Building & Inspection Services maintains a digital archive of address files which includes records of applications, building permits, and other information pertinent to that address dating back to 1995.
Here are the instructions for the online archive to locate permit copies and inspection results:
For best results, use the path below:
Select Community Development (or CommDev) -> Building Division -> Address Files -> Select Street Name -> Select Addres
Any building records prior to 1995 are maintained on microfilm in the Community Development Department at the City Municipal Building. A public information request (PIR) is required to research those documents and information. Public Information Request Form