Building Permits

Building and Inspection Services UPDATE: 

The City of Wheat Ridge Municipal Building remains closed to the public.

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 but we are working our regular business hours. We are checking emails and voicemail throughout the day. 

For quickest assistance, please email

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. Examples of projects that require building permits are: 

  • Exterior irrigation systems
  • Interior remodels
  • Basement and tenant finishes
  • Electrical service changes
  • Air conditioners and swamp coolers
  • Carports
  • Awnings (extending over 54" from exterior wall)
  • Furnace, boiler, and water heater replacement
  • Window change or alterations
  • Siding
Homeowner Notarized Document - Official Certification of Property Owner Permit

Building Record Information
Permit Copies & Inspection Results

To find building record information, Select "Browse Community Development Archive" > Building Division > Address Files > Select Street Name > Select Property Address

Exemptions from Building Permit

Permits 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.