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Project Requirements Application Form
Roofing

UPDATED! Roofing Requirements 2018 IRC

Construction Waste Management 

Trust Account Handout

NEW! Roofing Permit Application

Deck  NEW! Deck Guide

Building Permit Application

Use the guide to create your plans. Submit (2) copies of all plans (can be hand drawn).

 

 

Shed Shed Guide
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
Pergola  Pergola Guide
Detached Garage Detached Garage Guide
Interior remodel Submit existing and proposed plans. Engineering may be required for structural work.
Basement Finish Basement Finish Guide
Convert a Single Family House to a Duplex

Duplex Conversion Guide

Submittal Guide

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  Solar Guide  Solar Application
Gas Fire Pit Submit product manufacturer's specifications and a site plan. Over-The-Counter Permit Application
Water Heater/Furnace/AC   Over-The-Counter Permit Application
Wood stoves Over-The-Counter Permit Application
Demolition  Demo 
New Addition

New Addition

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.

Forms and Applications: 

New Residential and Addition Submittal Guide

New Home Construction

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 the following:

  1.  A Single Family Detached House 
  2.  Duplexes
  3.  Townhomes (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 should be designed and  built under the International Residential Code (IRC). 

Forms and Applications:

New Residential and Addition Submittal Guide

Residential Stock Plans

Residential Stock Plans for New Homes

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.

Forms and Applications

Innovative Homes

Innovative Homes

We welcome a variety of home types in Fort Collins, however some times of homes are not address in the Building Codes. Below is a list of innovative home types and considerations.  

Tiny Houses:

  • Must be site built on a permanent  foundation
  • We have adopted the 2018 IRC Tiny house appendix!

Shipping Containers:

  • Plans must be fully engineered by a Colorado Licensed Structural Engineer (including all openings/penetrations in the shipping container, foundation, must comply with local wind a snow loads.
  • Must comply with IRC energy code requirements (Residential Energy Compliance Form)
  • An air tightness test is required.

Earth Ships / Straw bale :

  • Plans must be fully engineered by a Colorado Licensed Structural Engineer (including all openings/penetrations in the shipping container, foundation, must comply with local wind a snow loads.
  • Must comply with all adopted codes requirements (electric, plumbing, mechanical, energy requirements etc.)

Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy checklist