Buildings -- General Permit Information
refer to PERMITS for an overview
of the permit process.
building permit is required anytime there is new construction or addition,
alteration, repair or demolition to; accessory buildings such as detached
garages, storage sheds or playhouses over 120 square feet in floor area.
buildings less than 120 square feet do not require a Building Permit or
inspection but do require a free plot plan review to ensure compliance with
zoning ordinance setback requirements.
total footprint of all accessory buildings shall not exceed two-thirds of
the principal dwelling's footprint (LDC 15.04.030).
maximum footprint of any one detached building shall not exceed 50%
of the principal building's footprint.
of all accessory buildings on the lot must be less than 10% of the lot size.
maximum height is 16' to the top plate.
storage building shall exceed 200 square feet in gross floor area.
you have questions about whether or not a permit is required, contact the
Building Inspection Division, Civic Center Complex, Longmont, Colorado, 80501,
issuance of permits and subsequent inspections of the work performed ensures
that all construction in the city is safe and in compliance with the City
of Longmont Zoning and Building Codes. The primary purpose of these codes
is to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the citizens of Longmont.
are reviewed and issued at the Building Inspection Division office located
at the Development Services Center, 385 Kimbark St. The office is open from 8:00
AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Smaller projects may be reviewed and permits
issued the same day, dependent on the current work load. Call (303) 651-8332
a homeowner you can act as your own contractor and do the work without a contractor's
license on your own property where you live. However, if you subcontract a
project, electrical wiring for example, then the subcontractor must be licensed
to work in Longmont. You may as a homeowner be issued a permit for subcontracted
work; however, you are also responsible for inspections and sign-offs on the
If you do work, or have any work done without obtaining a permit, you
could be incurring liability in the event of a fire or accident related
to the work. In some circumstances, your insurance could be invalidated.