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|Deck||NEW! Deck Guide||
Use the guide to create your plans. Submit (2) copies of all plans (can be hand drawn).
|Pole Barn||Must be designed and stamped by a Colorado Licensed Structural Engineer.|
|Patio Cover or Carport||Patio Cover Handout|
|Shade Sail||NEW! Shade Sail Handout|
|Detached Garage||Detached Garage Guide|
|Interior remodel||NA (being created)|
|Basement Finish||Basement Finish Guide|
|Convert a Single Family House to a Duplex|
|Pre-Built Structures and kits that do not comply with prescriptive structural building code (shipping containers etc.)||
Must be designed and stamped by a Colorado Licensed Structural Engineer.
|Solar System||Solar Guide||Solar Application|
|Gas Fire Pit||Submit product manufacturer's specifications and a site plan.||Over-The-Counter Permit Application|
|Demolition||Demo Permit Application|
New Residential Homes and Additions
New Home Construction
A newly built home is a house constructed in place from the foundation up and built under the current International Residential Code (IRC). The New Residential Submittal Guide can be used for a Single Family Detached Homes, Duplexes, and Townhomes.
If the same structure will be built/replicated at least three time, submit as a stock plan. Contact us for more information about our stock plan process 970.416.2740
In the City of Fort Collins Townhomes are defined as: Side by side dwelling units attached to each other with each unit is on its own lot, separated by property lines. Townhomes are built under the International Residential Code (IRC).
When more than two attached dwelling units are on a single lot, it its considered multi-family. Use the multi-family submittal guide and the adopted International Building Code (IBC).
An addition is where enclosed area is added to the existing structure.
Some examples are: enclosing a covered patio, adding a second level ("pop the top"), adding an attached shed ("lean-to"), adding area to the house for a larger kitchen or master bedroom.
Applications and Forms
- New Residential and Addition Submittal Guide
- Building Permit Application
- Submit for an additional Demo Permit when removing exterior portions of the house for the new addition.
- Submit the Mechanical Design Form and mechanical load calcs for new forced air systems when the appliance and duct work is all new.
- Use the prescriptive sections of the Energy Compliance Form for insulation values required.
- Construction Waste Management Plan
Residential Stock Plans
When the same home design will be built at least three times with limited variations, a stock plan design or master plan can be submitted for a single review and then built multiple times and connected to a site specific permit.
For example: Imagine a grab-and-go style restaurant (where you place an order, take a number and find a table). The stock plan is like the menu, and the site specific permit is like you order and table number.
Update: 2015 IRC Stock Plan Expiration
All existing stock plans will expire Monday 1/14/2019 for the adoption of the 2018 International Residential Code. All stock plans must be resubmitted for review under the new codes. All submittals must reflect the new codes and be submitted with the new stock plan application. Permits applied for prior to 1/14/2019 are not affected.