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Beginning Tuesday, January 23, 2024, a Building Plans Analyst will be available Tuesdays from 9am to 12pm and Thursdays from 1pm to 4pm for homeowners who need assistance with building permits. Some permits for homeowners may be available for same-day review and issuance.
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**IMPORTANT NOTICE** On October 24, 2023 the >Broomfield City Council voted to increase the Water license fee. Effective January 1, 2024, the Water License fee increased from $35,000.00 per TE to $36,400.00 per TE.
Adopted by the City and County of Broomfield on August 22, 2023
On July 25, 2023, at first reading, the Broomfield City Council approved code updates for the adoption of the State Model Electric Ready and Solar Ready Code as amended by Ordinance 2216. Council also repealed the exception for residential fire sprinklers in new residential construction and implemented Ordinance 2221 requiring residential fire sprinklers as stated in the 2021 IRC.
The second reading and public hearing for both ordinances was August 22, 2023.
On August 22, 2023, Broomfield City Council passed the Residential Fire Sprinkler requirement for All New House Permits effective January 1, 2024 - which is based on permit issuance and not permit application.
Also on August 22, 2023, Broomfield City Council passed the new State Electric Ready and Solar Ready Code for all New Commercial and New Residential with an effective date of January 1, 2024 - which is based on permit issuance and not permit application.
Details of both codes are available below.
Any questions please contact Tim Pate or Perry Glenn.
Colorado Model Electric Ready and Solar Ready Code - Adopted Version with Amendments
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 2023 National Electrical Code is effective as of August 1, 2023, and we will require all permits issued on and 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.
NOTICE TO PLUMBERS AND BACKFLOW TESTING COMPANIES
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.
Do you need instructions on how to use the Online Portal? (Contractors Only) Click Here.
Permits cannot be applied for Online. Permit applications must be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Select the Forms button for more information.
- I am thinking about a home improvement project and have questions. Who can I ask?
- Do I need a building permit for my project?
- What plans do I need for a permit?
- Do I need a permit to replace my water heater?
- How long does it take to get a building permit?
- How much will my permit cost?
- What happens if I don't get a permit?
- How close can I build to my property line?
- How do I avoid paying taxes twice on my project materials?
Building Permit Submissions
If you are submitting building permit applications and plans for review, email them to email@example.com Please note: File size must not exceed 25MB
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.
Any contractor performing in a business involving the building, construction, alteration, remodeling, repairing, equipping, moving, or wrecking of buildings and other structures shall be licensed as a contractor. B.M.C Chapter 15-32.
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 cdle.colorado.gov/dwc/
If you are submitting building permit applications and plans for review, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.