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General Permit Information

A building permit is required whenever there is:

NOTE: this includes all construction, enlargement, alterations, repairs (such as re-roofs), moving, demolition as well as changes to the electrical, gas, mechanical and plumbing systems.


All residential new construction and additions over 300 square feet must comply with the requirements of the City's Build Green Ordinance. See Building Codes for details.


As a homeowner you can act as your own contractor and do the work without a contractor's license on your own property. However, if you subcontract a project, electrical wiring for example, then the subcontractor must be licensed to work in Longmont. You may as a homeowner be issued a permit for subcontracted work; however, you are also responsible for inspections and sign-offs on the permit card.

Permits are reviewed and issued at the Building Inspection Division Office located at the Development Services Center at 385 Kimbark Street. The office is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Smaller projects may be reviewed and permits issued the same day, based on staffing levels and workload. If the project requires a more extensive review, you will be called when the plans are approved and the building permit is ready to be issued.

If you have questions about whether or not a permit is required, contact the Building Inspection Division at (303) 651-8332.

The issuance of permits and subsequent inspections of the work performed ensures that all construction in the city is safe and in compliance with the City of Longmont Zoning and Building Codes. The primary purpose of these codes is to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the citizens of Longmont.

Regardless of the complexity of the application, all fees , which are based on the estimated value of the work being done, are payable when the permit is issued. Please make your check payable to the City of Longmont.


Last Updated: 04/16/10