Building and Inspection Services UPDATE:
The City of Wheat Ridge made the decision to close all facilities in an effort to protect public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We continue to provide essential services and are making some city services available online or by phone.
City of Wheat Ridge is working normal business hours to issue permits, conduct plan review and inspections. We are not allowing work to begin without a permit due to the pandemic. Please do not start work until your permit has been issued via email or at a drop location.
For Permitting Information, check here: Online Permit Submittal
Our office hours are limited and we will be working remotely to assist the needs of our patrons. We are checking emails and voicemail throughout the day. For quickest assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Inspection Information, check here: Inspections
Thank you for your patience and stay healthy!
When Do You Need A Permit?
A building permit is required for new construction, additions, or alterations. You must apply for a permit in person at City Hall between 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Examples of projects that require building permits are:
Building Record Information To find building record information, Select "Browse Community Development Archive" > Building Division > Address Files > Select Street Name > Select Property Address
Permit Copies & Inspection Results
Exemptions from Building PermitPermits are not normally required for painting or minor repairs. Effective August 1, 2010, certain work is exempt from building permit; however, zoning code requirements still apply. For zoning code requirements, contact the Planner of the Day. If you are uncertain as to whether a permit is needed, contact Building and Inspection Services at (303) 235-2855.
If you do work, or have work done, without a required permit, you will be in violation of the City of Wheat Ridge Municipal Code, Chapter 5, Article II, Division 2. Delays and additional fees or costs may be incurred.