Commercial and Multi-Family Projects#
Do I Need a Permit?
Yes, most work requires a building permit, but some work is exempt.
How do I get started?
Over-The-Counter Online Submission Form
Over-the-counter applications can be submitted online. Applications will be processed within 72 hours and the applicant will be contacted for payment. Note: contractors submitting more than 5 permits at a time will need to establish a trust account. Contact 970-416-2740 for more information.
Contractors will have instant access to the permit through the Citizen Access Portal as soon as it is issued, where the permit should be printed and provided to the homeowner.
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.
Submit CWMP (Construction Waste Management Plan)
|Demo Permit Application|
|Electrical||If scope of work involves more than electrical, submit for a remodel permit.||Electric Permit Application|
|Plumbing||If scope of work involves more than plumbing, submit for a remodel permit.||Plumbing Permit Application|
|Backflow Preventer||Backflow Preventer Application|
|Commercial Gas / Wood Stove / Fire Pit||
||Gas / Wood Burning Appliance|
|Commercial Water Heater / Furnace / AC /RTU||
||Heating/Cooling/Water Heater Permit Application|
|Solar||Structural and Electrical plans are required and must be stamped by an Engineer.||Solar Application|
|Commercial Deck, Pergola, Patio Cover, Shade Sails||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|
||Building Permit Application|
|Flag Poles||Building Permit Application|
Public or Community Swimming Pools, spas and hot tubs
||Building Permit Application|
If the approved function, use, or occupancy 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. Change of Occupancy
|Building Permit Application|
New Commercial and Additions
New Commercial Buildings can be strictly commercial or mixed use such as a building that contains residential units with various commercial functions. New commercial would also include additions to existing buildings.
New Commercial Developments require a pre-submittal meeting for building code feasibility during the development review process. This typically takes place when drawings are 50% complete and in the early/mid phases of the Development Review Process, and prior to Building Permit Submittal. For questions or to schedule this meeting, contact your Development Review Coordinator (or email email@example.com).
Multi-family buildings consist of more than two independent dwelling units attached to each other on the same lot. Multi-family buildings fall under the International Building Code. If a multi-family structure will be built/replicated at least 3 times, please submit as a stock plan. Contact us for more information on our stock plan process 970-416-2740.
New Multi-family Developments require a pre-submittal meeting for building code feasibility during the development review process. This typically takes place when drawings are 50% complete and in the early/mid phases of the Development Review Process, and prior to Building Permit Submittal. For questions or to schedule this meeting, contact your Development Review Coordinator (or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Commercial Forms and Handouts#
- Electronic Submittal Instructions
- Building Permit Application
- Owner Authorization to Obtain a Commercial Building Permit
- Asbestos Awareness Form
Guides and Checklists
- New Commercial Submittal Guide
- Multi-family Building Submittal Guide
- Tenant Finish Submittal Guide
- Change of Occupancy
- Project close-out guide
- R-1 (hotel/motel)
Energy and Conservation
- Energy Code Compliance form - Multi-Family up to 3 stories
- Energy Code Compliance form - New Commercial/Multi-Family (more than 3 stories)
- Construction Waste Management plan
- Lighting Wattage Worksheet
Irrigation Plan Requirements for New Commercial/Multi-family Construction (Required by City Utilities)
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.