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Building News and Updates#

COVID-19: Building Serviceshighlight_off

In response to National, State, and Local Declarations of Emergency, we are temporarily changing how we provide our services. For more information on the City's coronavirus response, visit

Development Review Center is open in a limited capacity committed to providing customer service:

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9am-12 noon; 1-4 p.m. (closed 12-1pm). 

Special Instructions: 

  1. Virtual services are available, and we encourage you to use them if possible.
  2. NEW:  please schedule an appointment for all in-person services (due to rising Coronavirus cases and limited on-site staff). Appointments can be scheduled by contacting a department from the contact list below. For Appointments: 
    • Enter the building using doors on College Avenue.
    • Visitors are asked to follow directional signs posted inside.
    • Visitors must wear a mask over the nose and mouth. 

Contact List:

Virtual/Remote Services: 

Development Review

Building Permit Process

Building Inspections


NEW! PDF naming is now required for Building Final Documents for project close-outhighlight_off

PDF naming is now required for Building Final Documents#

All building final docs submitted for project close-out become public record and must meet these new record standards. Before e-mailing final documents, re-name them to meet these standards for approval. 

Final Docs Naming Instructions

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New Permit Fees will go into effect January 1st, 2021!#

New fees for 2021 are now posted, including flat fees for over-the-counter permits! 

View new fees

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How to access your trust account.#

We will no longer be sending out e-mail updates on trust account status. If you are a licensed contractor with a trust account, please log in to the Citizen Portal to view your account information. 

Need help? 

View Tutorial/Guide 

Citizen Portal

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

Green Building (resources and rebates)

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

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

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  • Fees and Taxes
  • Fee Calculator

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  • Permit Issuance to Project Close-Out

Citizen Portal

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

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

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Public Records

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.


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.


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.