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First, take a look at the permit process: 

Next, select a category below to get started:

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

Work Exempt from Permit

What is an over-the counter permit?  Over-the-counter permits are quick processed permits offered for specific and limited projects including:

  • Electrical only (If work involves more than just electric, submit for a remodel permit)
  • Gas/Wood Burning Appliances
  • Lawn Sprinkler Backflow Preventer
  • Plumbing  (If work involves more than just plumbing, submit for a remodel permit)
  • Water Heater
  • HVAC (Furnace/ AC etc.)
  • Roofing

How long will it take to get an over-the-counter permit?   Applications will be processed within 72 hours

When do I pay?  A Permit Technician will contact the applicant for payment after the submittal is processed. If you have a trust account the permit will be issued automatically on Citizen Access Portal.

Note to Contractors:

  • Submitting more than 5 permits at a time requires a trust account. Contact 970-416-2740 for more information.
  • Instantly access permits via Citizen Access Portal as soon as the permit is issued.
  • Download, print, and provide the permit card to the homeowner.

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  • 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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  • Alterations
  • Tenant Finish / Remodels
  • Additions
  • New Construction

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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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To schedule a remote video 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

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  • Fees and Taxes
  • Fee Calculator

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  • Permit Issuance to Project Close-Out

Citizen Portal

Access property permit records

NEW! Interactive Permit Map

  • Decks / Sheds / Patio Covers
  • Solar / Re-Roofs
  • Furnace / AC
  • Remodels / Basement Finish
  • New Homes / Additions

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Did you know...#

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.