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  • NOTICE TO BUILDERS: Broomfield is hosting a public meeting with builders to review significant changes to the 2018 Codes. The meeting will be on August 21st from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Bal Swan meeting room (in the basement of the George DiCiero City & County Building). Please check in at the CAC desk in the front lobby. The goal is to have the 2018 Code package through City Council for approval by January with an effective date of mid April 2020.
  • NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS AND HOMEOWNERS: Effective Monday, April 8th, 2019 the Building Division will be closing the plan review counter down at 4 pm Mon - Friday. The plan reviewers will only be doing over the counter plan review between 8 am and 4 pm.  If you are bringing in any plan review documents after 4 pm please be prepared to drop them off for review and we will call you once they are complete. 
  • During a performance audit, the City and County of Broomfield recently identified an inconsistency between the Broomfield Municipal Code (BMC) and operating practices related to building construction use tax.  Costs related to site work (e.g. landscaping, parking lots, patios, sidewalks, private utilities) have been inadvertently excluded from the use tax calculation. Site work is subject to use tax per BMC sections 3-08-040 and 3-08-060.  To bring practice into compliance with the BMC, effective June 26, 2018, use tax of 4.15% will be charged on 50% of the site work valuation.  Exemptions to use tax are addressed in BMC section 3-08-050.  Please contact Tim Pate, Chief Building Official, at 303-438-6373 if you should have any questions related to this change.
  • This will only apply to new commercial and multifamily projects along with improvements to areas that need permits such as site irrigation for private areas. This does not apply to new houses.

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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.

Please check the buttons on the left for access to the information you need. Please give your feedback on our new look and function by
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Public Access Instructions



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



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Payment Information

We are now accepting credit cards (in the office only!!)

Please note: There is a 2.99% convenience fee that will be added if you decide to use a card, otherwise, check and cash are still accepted.



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 Current Building Code 

The City and County of Broomfield is currently observing the 2015 IBC/IRC International Codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code. Click the Building Code Information button on the left for more information.

  • 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.



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 Building-Connection Newsletter


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

SolSmart Designation For Broomfield - Congratulations!

SolSmart Designee Map


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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, 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. If your permit cannot be done over the counter it may take 1 to 2 weeks to complete.  

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 house w/approved master plan - 5 to 6 weeks

New commercial – 6 to 7 weeks for first comments

Tenant finish - 5 to 6 weeks for first comments

Residential additions – 4 to 5 weeks for first comments

Solar PV Systems - 1 to 2 weeks

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 - BuildingPermits@broomfield.org 

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





We are now accepting credit cards (in the office only!!)


Please note: There is a 2.6% convenience fee that will be added if you decide to use a card, otherwise, check and cash are still accepted.

We are now accepting credit cards (in the office only!!)


Please note: There is a 2.6% convenience fee that will be added if you decide to use a card, otherwise, check and cash are still accepted.

Tim Pate

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The Broomfield City Council is considering a proposed 5% increase in the water license fees. The first reading will be at the Council meeting on November 27, 2018 and the public hearing and final reading will be at the Council meeting on December 11, 2018 at 6 p.m. If this passes at the December 11 meeting it will go into effect on January 1, 2019 and be assessed on all permits issued as of January 1, 2019. 
Attached is an Xcel Energy free business energy audit promotional offer for buildings <50,000 square feet. Normally this level of an audit was $125, but this promotion lowers the cost to $0 until the end of June 2019. In addition, businesses with an annual peak demand of less than 100 kW can qualify to receive free, select energy-saving products, including screw-in LED lamps and faucet aerators at the time of the energy audit. We would like to drive awareness, interest and participation in building audits and help our BEST program reach it's goal of achieve 365 energy-related actions by the end of June 2019. 
Attached is an Xcel Energy free business energy audit promotional offer for buildings <50,000 square feet. Normally this level of an audit was $125, but this promotion lowers the cost to $0 until the end of June 2019. In addition, businesses with an annual peak demand of less than 100 kW can qualify to receive free, select energy-saving products, including screw-in LED lamps and faucet aerators at the time of the energy audit. We would like to drive awareness, interest and participation in building audits and help our BEST program reach it's goal of achieve 365 energy-related actions by the end of June 2019.