Building Permits

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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. - 10:00 a.m. Examples of projects that require building permits are: 
  • New buildings
  • Room additions
  • Roofing 
  • Decks
  • Hot tubs and swimming pools (in-ground & above ground, over 24" deep)
  • Retaining walls (over 4' high or supporting a surcharge)
  • Storage sheds (over 120 SF of floor area)
  • Signs
  • Exterior irrigation systems
  • Interior remodels
  • Basement and tenant finishes
  • Electrical service changes
  • Air conditioners and swamp coolers
  • Carports and awnings
  • Furnace, boiler, and water heater replacement
  • Window change or alterations
Homeowner Notarized Document - Official Certification of Property Owner Permit

Building Record Information

To find building record information go to the "Comm Dev" folder, click on "Building Division" and then "Address Files".

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.

Contact Us:

Brian Tardif                                            Kimberly Cook
Interim Chief Building Official                  Permit Technician
Ph: (303) 235-2850                                 Ph: (303) 235-2876
Email                                                       Email