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Commercial and Multi-Family Projects#

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Project  Requirements and Forms
  • Addition (commercial)
  • New Building (commercial)

New Commercial Developments require a pre-submittal meeting for building code feasibility during the development review process when drawings are 50% complete and in the  and prior to Building Permit Submittal. For questions or to schedule this meeting, contact your Development Review Coordinator (or email drcoord@fcgov.com).

Commercial submittal guide/checklist 

Energy Code Compliance form - New Commercial

Construction Waste Management plan

  • For all new buildings
  • For additions over 2,500 square feet

Fort Collins Loveland Water district review

Owner Authorization to Obtain a Commercial Building Permit

Building Permit Application

Deck (Commercial)

 

 

 

Must be designed and stamped by a Colorado Licensed Structural Engineer. Additionally, Submit manufacturer's specs for specialty products such shade sail cloth and plastics when used.

Building Permit Application

Flag Poles (Commercial)

Flag Pole Requirements

Building Permit Application

Multi-Family

  • New Buildings
  • Additions 

 

3 or more dwellings attached to each other and located on a single lot.

New Multi-family Developments require a pre-submittal meeting for building code feasibility during the development review process when drawings are 50% complete and prior to Building Permit Submittal. For questions or to schedule this meeting, contact your Development Review Coordinator (or email drcoord@fcgov.com). 

Multi-family Submittal Guide/Checklist

Owner Authorization Form

Energy Code Compliance form - for 3 stories max

Energy Code Compliance - for more than 3 stories.

Construction Waste Management plan

Fort Collins Loveland Water district review

Building Permit Application

Pergola 

Patio Cover

Shade Sails

Trellis

(Commercial)

Plans must be designed and stamped by a Colorado Licensed Structural Engineer. Additionally, Submit manufacturer's specs for specialty products such shade sail cloth and plastics when used.

Some structures are exempt from permit.

Shade Sail Requirements

Building Permit Application

Remodel (Commercial):   

  • Tenant Finish
  • Vanilla Shell
  • First tenant in a new building or space
  • Alterations 
  • Layout changes
  • Changing Function or Occupancy type.

Tenant Finish Submittal Guide/Checklist

Electronic Submittal Instructions

Owner Authorization to Obtain a Commercial Building Permit

Construction Waste Management plan For Remodels over 2,500 square feet

Building Permit Application

Submit stamped architectural plans for any of the following scenarios: 

  • Scope of work more than 5,000sf
  • *Change of Occupancy*
  • First tenant to occupy a space in a new building (core and shell)

*Change of Occupancy If the approved function, use, of a space is changing, the new function will need to be re-approved, as each function/use comes with a unique set of code requirements.

Shed (Commercial)

See: Residential Shed Guide

  • Pre-Built Structures or Kits may be required to be designed and stamped by a Colorado Licensed Structural Engineer.
  • Sheds attached to a building (lean-to) are considered an addition and require engineering.

Construction Waste Management plan Required for new buildings. 

Building Permit Application

Solar (Commercial)

Structural and Electrical plans are required and must be stamped by an Engineer. 

Solar Application

Swimming Pools

Hot tubs

(Public or Community) 

  • Manufacturer's specs or custom design details
  • Engineered structural design
  • Site plan to scale
  • Safety Barrier details or approved cover details
  • Accessibility Details 

Building Permit Application

 

Poudre Fire Authority#

 A separate submittal is required through the Poudre Fire Authority website for new construction projects. Fire suppression systems being installed will also require an additional separate submission.

Poudre Fire Authority also participates with Larimer County and the City of Fort Collins for Special Events Permits. This review includes, but is not limited to the use of propane, emergency access into and out of buildings, street closures, and occupant loads. 

Poudre Fire Authority