Building Permit Fee Schedule Water and Sewer Fee Schedule

Permit Valuations

The applicant for a permit shall provide an estimated permit value at the time of application. Permit valuations shall include total value of work, including materials and labor, for which the permit is being issued, such as:
  • Electrical
  • Gas
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing equipment
  • Permanent systems
If, in the opinion of the building official, the valuation is underestimated on the application, the permit shall be denied, unless the applicant can show detailed estimates to meet the approval of the building official. Final building permit valuation shall be set by the building official based on the most recent building valuation data from the International Code Council as a minimum for new detached single-family houses.

Trade Fees

Separate fees are calculated for each of the trades:
  • Electrical
  • Fire protection
  • General
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing

Plan Review Fee

A plan review fee is charged for commercial projects and new single family homes, calculated at 65% of the general building permit fee that shall be paid at the time of permit issuance.

Depending on the scope of the project, separate plan review fees for electrical, plumbing and mechanical plans may be assessed in the same manner (65% of the electrical, plumbing, or mechanical permit fee calculated above).

Other Collections

  • Use Tax and SEF are also collected, see page two of the Building fee schedule.
  • Water and sewer license fees
  • 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.

Fee Increases

Water Meters

Effective April 3rd, 2017, water meter costs were increased. The new fees are shown on the water and sewer fee schedule.

Water and Sewer License Fees

Water and sewer license fees are determined based on the anticipated annual water usage. Separate fees are charged for the actual tap and for the meter. Please see water and sewer fee schedule.


Feel free to call 303.438.6370 or fax 303.438.6207 for an estimate.


Please note that various fees change periodically.

To insure the most accurate estimate, please contact the Building Division for updated information.