How long does it take to get a building permit?

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 a 1 to 3 day review time. 

Other Plan Review Times: 

New house – Custom or New Model - 6 to 7 weeks for 1st comments 

New house – Master Plan - 6 to 7 weeks for 1st comments 

New Commercial – 6 to 7 weeks for 1st comments 

Tenant Finish - 4 to 5 weeks for 1st comments 

Residential Additions – 4 to 5 weeks for 1st comments

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1. I am just thinking about a home improvement project and have some preliminary questions. Who can I ask?
2. What are your office hours and who is on staff?
3. How do I get to the Broomfield building department?
4. Do I need a building permit for my project?
5. How long does it take to get a building permit?
6. How much will my permit cost?
7. What plans do I need for a permit?
8. How do I avoid paying taxes twice on my project materials?
9. Do I need a contractor's license to get a permit?
10. What happens if I don't get a permit?
11. Can I do all the electrical and plumbing work on my own home?
12. How close can I build to my property line?
13. What inspections do I need for my project?
14. How do I call for an inspection on my project?
15. What time will the inspector arrive?
16. I have questions about my inspection. Who do I talk to?
17. Will a City and County Building inspector come look at my house if I have problems?
18. Does Broomfield have special requirements for re-roofing?
19. How does the new Carbon Monoxide Alarm law affect me?
20. Do the EPA lead abatement regulations apply to my project?
21. For boilers, do I need State of Colorado as well as City and County of Broomfield permit and inspections?