How long does it take to get a building permit?

Review Timelines

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

Over the counter plan reviews - Not Available - Please submit applications & plans to buildingpermits@broomfield.org -(Basement Finish, Small Remodels, Decks, Pergola’s, Patio Covers, and any other permit that requires a plan reviewer) 

"Due to the Coronavirus situation" some of the review timelines below have changed:

New house – custom or new model - 8 to 9 weeks for first comments  

New house – a master plan - 8 to 9 weeks for first comments

New house w/approved master plan - 8 to 9 weeks

New commercial –  7 to 8 weeks for first comments

Tenant finish - 7 to 8 weeks for first comments

Residential additions – 3 to 4 weeks for first comments 

Basement Finish  - 3 to 4 weeks

Exterior Residential - decks, covered patios, pergolas, gazebo, etc. - 3 to 4 weeks

Solar PV Systems - 4 to 5 weeks

Signs - 4 to 5 weeks

Windows - 4 to 5 weeks 

Water Heaters, Furnaces & A/C’s - 7 to 8 days

Re-Roofs - 7 to 8 days

The estimated times above are goals but are not guaranteed!

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1. I am just thinking about a home improvement project and have some preliminary questions. Who can I ask?
2. What are your office hours and who is on staff?
3. How do I get to the Broomfield building department?
4. Do I need a building permit for my project?
5. How long does it take to get a building permit?
6. How much will my permit cost?
7. What plans do I need for a permit?
8. How do I avoid paying taxes twice on my project materials?
9. Do I need a contractor's license to get a permit?
10. What happens if I don't get a permit?
11. Can I do all the electrical and plumbing work on my own home?
12. How close can I build to my property line?
13. What inspections do I need for my project?
14. How do I call for an inspection on my project?
15. What time will the inspector arrive?
16. I have questions about my inspection. Who do I talk to?
17. Will a City and County Building inspector come look at my house if I have problems?
18. Does Broomfield have special requirements for re-roofing?
19. How does the new Carbon Monoxide Alarm law affect me?
20. Do the EPA lead abatement regulations apply to my project?
21. For boilers, do I need State of Colorado as well as City and County of Broomfield permit and inspections?