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Adopted by the City and County of Broomfield on August 22, 2023

On July 25, 2023, at first reading, the Broomfield City Council approved code updates for the adoption of the State Model Electric Ready and Solar Ready Code as amended, Ordinance 2216, along with Ordinance 2221 repealing the exception for the requirement of residential fire sprinklers as stated in the 2021 IRC.

The second reading and public hearing for both ordinances was August 22, 2023.

On August 22, 2023, Broomfield City Council passed the Residential Fire Sprinkler requirement for All New House Permits effective January 1, 2024 - which is based on permit issuance and not permit application.

Also on August 22, 2023, Broomfield City Council passed the new State Electric Ready and Solar Ready Code for all New Commercial and New Residential with an effective date of January 1, 2024 - which is based on permit issuance and not permit application.

Details of both codes are available below.

Any questions please contact Tim Pate or Perry Glenn.

Colorado Model Electric and Solar Ready Code Explanatory Notes

Colorado Model Electric Ready and Solar Ready Code - Adopted Version with Amendments

Colorado Model Solar and Electric Ready Code Report

2021 Code Update

The City and County of Broomfield has adopted the 2021 ICC Code package effective April 15, 2023.  Please review the 2021 Significant Change Handout. To review the March 7th, 2023 City Council memo and Resolution please visit our City Council Agenda website

The 2023 National Electrical Code is effective as of August 1, 2023, and we will require all permits issued on and after that date to meet that code. 

2023 NEC Significant Change Handout

Re-inspection & Cancellation Fee Notice

Effective April 15, 2023, the re-inspection penalty & same day inspection cancellation fees assessed by the Building Division will increase to $150.00. Please visit the current building policies link to the left to review items subject to a re-inspection fee.  Same day cancellations made PRIOR to 8:30am will not be subject to a cancellation fee. 


Beginning April 15, 2022, all backflow test reports are required to be submitted to Backflow Solutions Inc.  This will apply to newly installed backflow preventers and for required annual tests.


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.

Do you need instructions on how to use the Online Portal? (Contractors Only) Click Here.

Permits cannot be applied for Online.  They must be emailed to us at

Building Permit Submissions

If you are submitting building permit applications and plans for review, email them to Please note: File size must not exceed 25MB

Payment Information

We accept cash, check and all major credit cards: American Express, Discover, Master Card, and Visa.

Please note: There is a 2.65% convenience fee of the total dollar amount or $1.25; which is greater, fee per transaction assessed if you choose the credit card option.  Check and cash are still accepted.


License Renewals can now be processed online. Please read instructions for contractors.You may also email your new or renewal License Application to

In Colorado, businesses with at least one employee, and all businesses working in the construction industry, must carry workers' compensation insurance. To learn more about workers compensation requirements, please visit the Division of Workers Compensation at (303.318.8700) or review the Division's Employer Guide and Insurance Requirements brochure.

If you are submitting building permit applications and plans for review, email them to

Contact Us

  1. Tim Pate

    Chief Building Official
    Phone: 303-438-6370
    One Descombes Drive
    Broomfield, CO 80020