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   Reminder to all Builders!!

  • During a performance audit, the City and County of Broomfield recently identified an inconsistency between the Broomfield Municipal Code (BMC) and operating practices related to building construction use tax.  Costs related to site work (e.g. landscaping, parking lots, patios, sidewalks, private utilities) have been inadvertently excluded from the use tax calculation. Site work is subject to use tax per BMC sections 3-08-040 and 3-08-060.  To bring practice into compliance with the BMC, effective June 26, 2018, use tax of 4.15% will be charged on 50% of the site work valuation.  Exemptions to use tax are addressed in BMC section 3-08-050.  Please contact Tim Pate, Chief Building Official, at 303-438-6373 if you should have any questions related to this change.
  • This will only apply to new commercial and multifamily projects along with improvements to areas that need permits such as site irrigation for private areas. This does not apply to new houses.

  • We have now adopted the 2015 IBC/IRC Building Codes. Any new residential house or new commercial projects will need to be submitted under the 2015 codes.
  • The state of Colorado has stated that it will adopt the NEC 2017 code as of July 1st, 2017. The City and County of Broomfield will adopt and enforce the NEC 2017 as of July 1st, 2017. The updated codes will be required to be followed on permits based on the issuance date and not the application date. All approved master plans for builders will need to be updated and resubmitted to the building division. Please see more information.

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As a part of the Community Development Department, the Building Division is dedicated to keeping our community safe by issuing building permits, making inspections, reviewing plans, and enforcing building codes for all construction in the City and County of Broomfield.

Our highly trained employees deliver services in a professional and respectful manner to maintain and improve the quality of life for our residents.

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Public Access Instructions

** To research building permits, see th PUBLIC ACCESS GUIDE.**

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Payment Information

No credit or debit cards are accepted at this time, Cash or Check only.

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 Current Building Code 

The City and County of Broomfield is currently observing the 2015 IBC/IRC International Codes and the 2014 National Electrical Code. Click the Building Code Information button on the left for more information.

  • Council passed the 2015 code adoption March 14th, 2017 and it will go into effect April 1st, 2017 . The proposed amendment to not require permits for sheds that are 120 square feet or less in area was also approved. This will not apply to a chicken coop sheds since those are under a different section of the code.

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 Building-Connection Newsletter

We are building connections with our community! Please see the newest newsletter.

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SolSmart Designee Map

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Review Timelines

Construction is up all over the metropolitan area so building departments are busy! Please schedule enough time for plan review to keep your project on track. Typical plan review times are as follows:

Basement finish, fences, water heaters, furnaces, decks, and shingle re-roof permits are typically processed over the counter. If the plans analyst on duty is quite busy, you may be asked to leave your permit for review.

New house – custom or new model - 6 to 7 weeks for first comments

New house – master plan - 6 to 7 weeks for first comments

New commercial – 6 to 7 weeks for first comments

Tenant finish - 4 to 5 weeks for first comments

Residential additions – 4 to 5 weeks for first comments

Estimated times above are goals, but are not guaranteed!

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Department Information

We are located on the first floor of the George DiCiero City and County Building, 
1 DesCombes Drive, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Building Division Phone 303.438.6370

Building Division Fax 303.438.6207

Building Inspection Line 303.438.6376 

Building Division Submittals - 

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm