Additions -- General Permit Information
Please refer to PERMITS
for an overview of the permit process.
General Permit Information
A building permit is required anytime there is an addition, alteration, repair
or demolition to the main structure or accessory structure on a lot or parcel.
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 Land Development and Building Codes. The primary purpose
of these codes is to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the citizens
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.