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Reminder to all Builders!!

  • Council passed the 2015 code adoption March 14th, 2017 and it will go into effect April 1st, 2017 . The proposed amendment to not require permits for sheds that are 120 square feet or less in area was also approved. This will not apply to a chicken coop sheds since those are under a different section of the code.
  • Any new residential or new commercial permits submitted under the 2012 code will need to be picked up and paid for by April 1st, 2017, otherwise they will need to be resubmitted under the 2015 Codes.
  • Any new residential house or new commercial projects will need to be submitted under the 2015 IRC/IBC codes.
  • As of January 1, 2017, the state of Colorado has adopted the NEC 2017. The City and County of Broomfield will adopt and enforce the NEC 2017 as of July 1, 2017. The updated codes will be required to be followed on permits based on the issuance date and not the application date. All approved master plans for builders will need to be updated and resubmitted to the building division. Please see more information.

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As a part of the Community Development Department, the Building Division is dedicated to keeping our community safe by issuing building permits, making inspections, reviewing plans, and enforcing building codes for all construction in the City and County of Broomfield.

Our highly trained employees deliver services in a professional and respectful manner to maintain and improve the quality of life for our residents.

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Public Access Instructions

** To research building permits, see th PUBLIC ACCESS GUIDE.**

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Payment Information

No credit or debit cards are accepted at this time, Cash or Check only.

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2015 Building Code Update

"The Building Division is planning on taking the 2015 Building Code package to City Council with the first reading in January 2017 and second reading in February or March 2017 with the goal effective date for April 1st, 2017. The second reading will be the public hearing with the opportunity to make comments to our Council.

The proposed dates for the City and County of Broomfield 2015 code adoptions are as follows; 1st reading to adopt 2015 I codes January 24th 2017, 2nd reading is either February 28th or March 14th, 2017, the proposed effective date is April 1st, 2017.

The updated codes would be required to be followed on permits based on issuance date and not application date. All approved master plans for builders will need to be updated and resubmitted to Building Division before new permits are issued prior to April 1st, 2017. Please allow adequate time for our staff to process the revised plans. If no changes are required for these updates builders can provide a letter stating that fact from the Architect of record and not have to reprint any plans. If you have any questions feel free to call one of our staff."

2015 code significant changes

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 Current Building Code 

The City and County of Broomfield is currently observing the 2012 International Codes and the 2014 National Electrical Code. Click the Building Code Information button on the left for more information.

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 Building-Connection Newsletter

We are building connections with our community! Please see the newest newsletter.

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Review Timelines

Construction is up all over the metropolitan area so building departments are busy! Please schedule enough time for plan review to keep your project on track. Typical plan review times are as follows:

Basement finish, fences, water heaters, furnaces, decks, and shingle re-roof permits are typically processed over the counter. If the plans analyst on duty is quite busy, you may be asked to leave your permit for review.

New house – custom or new model - 6 to 7 weeks for first comments

New house – master plan - 6 to 7 weeks for first comments

New commercial – 6 to 7 weeks for first comments

Tenant finish - 3 to 4 weeks for first comments

Residential additions – 3 to 4 weeks for first comments

Estimated times above are goals, but are not guaranteed!

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Department Information

We are located on the first floor of the George DiCiero City and County Building, 
1 DesCombes Drive, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Building Division Phone 303.438.6370

Building Division Fax 303.438.6207

Building Inspection Line 303.438.6376 

Building Division Submittals - 

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm