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Accessory Buildings -- General Permit Information

Please refer to PERMITS for an overview of the permit process.

A 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.

If you have questions about whether or not a permit is required, contact the Building Inspection Division, Civic Center Complex, Longmont, Colorado, 80501, (303) 651-8332.

The 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.

Permits 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 for information.

As 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 permit card.

CAUTION: 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.

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