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Yes, most work requires a building permit, but some work is exempt.

Work Exempt from Permit

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Fast Track Permits (includes roofing)highlight_off

Fast Track permits are quick processed permits offered for specific and limited projects that typically don't require a review.  

Find Submittal Requirements, Design Guides, Permit Fees and more for the following projects:

  • Basement Finish (Residential)
  • Demolition
  • Electrical 
  • Gas/Wood Burning Appliances
  • Lawn Sprinkler Backflow Preventer
  • Plumbing  
  • Fire place / Fire Pit / Wood Burning Stove
  • Water Heater
  • Mechanical HVAC (Furnace/ AC etc.)
  • Roofing

If work involves more than one of these permits listed, or includes additional work (framing etc), submit for a remodel permit.

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Exterior and Miscellaneous Permits (includes solar)highlight_off

Find Submittal Requirements, Design Guides, Permit Fees and more for the following Exterior and Miscellaneous projects:

  • Awning
  • Carport
  • Deck
  • Egress Window
  • Flag Poles
  • Fence
  • Patio Cover
  • Pergola
  • Retaining Wall
  • Sales Trailer 
  • Shade Sail
  • Solar 
  • Swimming Pools 
  • Swim Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Pond
  • Wireless Telecommunication Antenna 

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Residential and Commercial Alterationshighlight_off

Find Submittal Requirements, Design Guides, Permit Fees and more for your remodel project:

  • Residential Remodel 
  • New openings (doors/windows)
  • Garage or attic conversions
  • Commercial Remodel 
  • Tenant Finish
  • Commercial landlord work i.e. white box / vanilla shell 
  • Change of function, occupancy or use of a space 

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New Constructionhighlight_off

Find Submittal Requirements, Design Guides, Permit Fees and more for your new building or addition including: 

  • Accessory building with habitable (living) space
  • Addition (including enclosing a patio)
  • Duplex Two-Family (new or conversions)
  • Commercial Building
  • Garage Building
  • New House 
  • New Manufactured Home
  • Multi-Family Building
  • Pole Barn 
  • Shed
  • Townhome / Single Family Attached
  • Wireless Telecommunication Facility

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Stock Planshighlight_off

Find Submittal Requirements, Design Guides, Permit Fees and more for your stock plan submittal. 

A stock plan is a building design that can be submitted for review and used for replicated buildings. The approved design is 'stocked' with us, and can be referenced on future or concurrent 'lot specific' permit submittals.  

Stock Plans

To schedule an inspection:

Request inspections before 11 PM using any of these methods:

  1. Text: 888-406-6394
  2. Call: 970-221-6769
  3. Online: Citizen Portal

Inspection Info

  • Adopted Building Codes
  • Local Amendments to Codes
  • Local Wind and Snow Loads
  • Code Interpretations List
  • Approved Alternate Materials and Methods List

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  • Local contractor and trade licensing.
  • Renew or Reinstate
  • Become Licensed

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  • Building Air Tightness
  • Mechanical System Performance
  • Energy Code Compliance

Green Building (resources and rebates)

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  • Permit Issuance to Project Close-Out

Citizen Portal

Access property permit records

NEW! Interactive Permit Map

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Short Term Rentals

Did you know that a short term rental requires a license? Learn more about our short term rental program.

Asbestos

Did you know it is illegal to improperly disturb asbestos containing materials? Learn more about State and Federal regulations on asbestos.

Construction Recycling
Construction Recycling

Did you know that 30-40% of the materials placed in the landfill each year are construction materials? Learn more about our construction waste mitigation program and where to recycle your materials. 

Flood Plain Map

Do you know if your property is in a mapped floodplain?  Everyone has a flood risk: know yours.  

Flood Plain Permits

Did you know that all development (new buildings, additions, remodels, grading filling, etc.) requires a separate floodplain use permit?  Build responsibly: Know the floodplain regulations.  Find out more.

Historic Properties

Did you know that financial resources are available for designated historic properties? If your property is 50yrs or older it may be eligible. Learn more about historic designation and how to uncover and preserve the rich history of your property. 

Home Occupancy Limits

Did you know that Fort Collins has home occupancy limits? Learn more about occupancy limits prior to renting or leasing. Find out if your home can become an Extra Occupancy Rental Home.

Fugitive Dust
Fugitive Dust

Did you know that dust from construction activities poses a safety hazard and health risk? Learn how to prevent fugitive dust, view training resources and find out what is required of owners and operators.

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Contractor Resources - Fort Collins Utilities

Did you know that Fort Collins Utilities provides ongoing contractor training on a range of topics (e.g., lighting, HVAC, office efficiency, windows, solar), technical assistance and opportunities to receive continuing education credits? Together, we can make it easier than ever for local businesses to save money and conserve resources.