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Development Review Center Closed to Public
In response to National, State, and Local Declarations of Emergency, we are temporarily changing how we provide our services, effective immediately until further notice. See below for changes:
Development Review Staff on Call, Permits, Applications and Submittals
All City facilities will close to the public beginning at noon on Wednesday, March 18. Due to the City’s ability to conduct most business transactions online or by phone, this step is intended to reduce risk to both community members and City staff.
The City remains committed to providing customer service during this time. Under this temporary protocol, we cannot accept in-person submittals or permit applications, or issue permits in person, nor can we respond to inquiries or engineering concerns in-person. Customers may contact us by:
Front Counter Operations:
- Front counter staff can be reached by contacting us at YnVpbGRpbmdzZXJ2aWNlc0BmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970-416-2740. All call and emails will be returned within 24 hours.
- All permits will be submitted electronically via email at YnVpbGRpbmdzZXJ2aWNlc0BmY2dvdi5jb20= providing the file size is less than 25mb and meets submittal guidelines. For larger file transfers please contact YnVpbGRpbmdzZXJ2aWNlc0BmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970-416-2740, for information on how to submit your document. Please visit com/building for information on submittal guidelines.
- Over-the-counter permits will continue to be accepted utilizing the online submittal process here or they can be emailed to YnVpbGRpbmdzZXJ2aWNlc0BmY2dvdi5jb20=. During this time, both credit card and trust account payments will be accepted. Once the application has been processed, a permit technician will call your company for payment. Once payment is received, the permit will be processed and available to download. Please view the information document on how to download a copy of your permit.
- All other building permits can be paid by credit card, trust account, or check via mail. Please note that permits paid by check may take longer to issue. Contact YnVpbGRpbmdzZXJ2aWNlc0BmY2dvdi5jb20= for other accommodations if you have an urgent need.
- For information on how to start a trust account, make payments, or other permit related questions please contact YnVpbGRpbmdzZXJ2aWNlc0BmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970-416-2740.
For information on how to start a trust account. make payments, or other permit related questions please contact YnVpbGRpbmdzZXJ2aWNlc0BmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970-416-2740.
- Contractor Licensing - please submit electronically to Y29udHJhY3Rvcl9saWNlbnNpbmdAZmNnb3YuY29t, we will contact you via email when payment can be called in.
Review of plans and permit applications will continue, with much of our staff either working remotely or practicing social distancing in the office. Please note the City will make all best efforts to review all permits, licenses, etc., but anticipate delays in the process during this time.
In response to national, state, and city declarations of emergency, we are temporarily adjusting how we provide inspection services. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. For questions or concerns related to building inspection requests, please contact Lead Building Inspector Sam Hancock at U0hBTkNPQ0tAZmNnb3YuY29t, or Chief Building Official Rich Anderson at UkFuZGVyc29uQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==
Building inspectors will not be performing the following in person inspections:
- Any structure where a person is under self or medically ordered quarantine.
- All occupied one- or two-family homes and townhouses for:
- Water heater change outs
- HVAC change outs
- Basement finish outs
- Minor interior alterations, renovations additions, where the inspector will have to travel through or be in the occupied portion of the home.
- Boiler replacements
- All occupied commercial properties for:
- Water heater change outs
- HVAC change outs
- Minor interior alterations, renovations additions, where the inspector will have to travel through or be in the occupied portion of building.
- Boiler replacements
- Remote Video Inspections may be possible for:
- Basements, additions, remodels and tenant finishes of occupied building
- Click here for the Remote Video Guidelines
Building inspection will continue to provide inspections for:
All commercial and residential construction projects that are not listed above, this includes but is not limited to:
- All new construction
- Tenant improvements or tenant finish outs
- Interior alterations, renovations and additions where the inspector will not have to travel through or be in the occupied portion of the building.
- Inspections necessary to maintain effective operations will be provided for all critical facilities, such as hospitals, nursing homes, Fire, Police, EOC, etc.
- Inspections necessary to restore utility interruptions will be provided for essential utilities, such as electrical, gas, water and sewer services.
- Inspections will be provided to address structural concerns resulting from incidents such as explosions, fires, vehicles hitting buildings, etc.
- Exterior weatherization of building envelopes, such as roofs, veneer, cladding, windows, doors, etc.
For more information on the City of Fort Collins response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), visit https://www.fcgov.com/eps/coronavirus.
We will only be accepting credit/debit card payments by contacting YnVpbGRpbmdzZXJ2aWNlc0BmY2dvdi5jb20=. The customer will need to leave their contact information for a call back and permit number for payments to be processed. During this time please do not call the phone number indicated on the permit notification. These terms are subject to change as the City finds innovative ways to accept payments.
Building News and Updates!
- NEW! How to access your trust account.
- NEW! Procedure for Contemporaneous Reviews of Electrical and Plumbing Licenses
- Latest Roofing Info!
- Permits are required for re-roofs.
- Roofers must be licensed locally in the City of Fort Collins
- Class 4 impact requirements apply to:
- All structures with asphalt shingles including sheds and detached garages.
- When 50% or more of the roof is being replaced.
- Due to the extremely high volume of scheduled roof inspections, we are not able to perform next-day inspection for roofs. Roof inspections are currently scheduled several months out, and we are working to address staffing and resource challenges to address the high workload. Thank you for your patience.
Partial re-roofs (any size) are allowed - (no 1 square rule).
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- Remodels / Basement Finish
- New Homes / Additions
- Tenant Finish / Remodels
- New Construction
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- Permit Issuance to Project Close-Out
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Did you know...
Did you know that a short term rental requires a license? Learn more about our short term rental program.
Did you know it is illegal to improperly disturb asbestos containing materials? Learn more about State and Federal regulations on asbestos.
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.
Do you know if your property is in a mapped floodplain? Everyone has a flood risk: know yours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.