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The City and County of Broomfield Office’s will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. 




The City and County of Broomfield Building Division will host a public meeting in the City Council Chambers on June 13, 2023 at 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will review a proposal to adopt the new State Energy Code as well as requiring fire sprinklers in all one- and two-family dwellings and townhomes built under the 2021 IRC.

The Broomfield City Council reviewed preliminary information regarding the Model Energy Code on April 18, 2023 during a study session and gave staff direction to bring the State Model Energy Code back for final consideration as soon as possible.

There will be a City Council study session on June 20, 2023 to discuss the proposal to adopt the residential fire sprinklers. The Building Division will provide details on potential cost impacts along with any feedback received from this public meeting.

The final version of the new State Energy Code will be available June 1, 2023.  This will be sent out to all interested parties and can be found on the State Energy Code and Residential Fire Sprinkler Adoption page on Broomfield Voice. A summary will be provided at the June 13, 2023 meeting. Draft information regarding the State Energy Code is available in the April 18, 2023 staff memorandum.

Our goal is to take both proposals together to the City Council for first reading on August 8, 2023, second reading and public meeting on September 12, 2023, with a proposed effective date of October 1, 2023.  These dates are currently tentative and subject to change.

2021 Code Update 

The City and County of Broomfield has adopted the 2021 ICC Code package effective April 15, 2023.  Please review the 2021 Significant Change Handout. To review the March 7th, 2023 City Council memo and Resolution please visit our City Council Agenda website

The State will adopt the 2023 National Electrical Code on August 1, 2023, and we will require all permits issued after that date to meet that code. 

Re-inspection & Cancellation Fee Notice

Effective April 15, 2023, the re-inspection penalty & same day inspection cancellation fees assessed by the Building Division will increase to $150.00. Please visit the current building policies link to the left to review items subject to a re-inspection fee.  Same day cancellations made PRIOR to 8:30am will not be subject to a cancellation fee. 


Beginning April 15, 2022, all backflow test reports are required to be submitted to Backflow Solutions Inc.  This will apply to newly installed backflow preventers and for required annual tests.


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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Permits cannot be applied for Online.  They must be emailed to us at

Building Permit Submissions

If you are submitting building permit applications and plans for review, email them to Please note: File size must not exceed 25MB

Payment Information

We accept cash, check and all major credit cards: American Express, Discover, Master Card, and Visa.

Please note: There is a 2.65% convenience fee of the total dollar amount or $1.25; which is greater, fee per transaction assessed if you choose the credit card option.  Check and cash are still accepted.


License Renewals can now be processed online. Please read instructions for contractors.You may also email your new or renewal License Application to

In Colorado, businesses with at least one employee, and all businesses working in the construction industry, must carry workers' compensation insurance. To learn more about workers compensation requirements, please visit the Division of Workers Compensation at (303.318.8700) or review the Division's Employer Guide and Insurance Requirements brochure.

If you are submitting building permit applications and plans for review, email them to

Contact Us

  1. Tim Pate

    Chief Building Official
    Phone: 303-438-6370
    One Descombes Drive
    Broomfield, CO 80020