General Permit Information
a Permit is Required
Consequences of Unpermitted Work
Homeowner as Contractor
Permit is Required
A building permit is required for:
- All commercial construction
- New construction
- Any addition or alteration in, or to, an existing building or structure
General Electrical Information
For more information on the City of Longmont's
NOTE: this includes all construction, enlargement, alterations, repairs
(such as re-roofs), moving, demolition as well as changes to the electrical,
gas, mechanical and plumbing systems.
dwellings, garages, carports, all commercial construction.
buildings, swimming pools, patios, sunrooms, decks, accessory buildings greater than 120 square feet in area (accessary buildings 120 square feet or less in area must still meet setback requirements).
re-roofing, dry walling, insulating, windows, converting a garage or sunroom to living
space, basement finishing, re-siding, retaining walls over 48 inches, fences,
ANY REPAIRS INVOLVING STRUCTURAL MEMBERS
APPLIANCES: fireplace or gas log installation, air conditioners and
swamp coolers, hot tubs, water heaters etc.
If you have questions about whether or not a permit
is required, contact the Building Inspection Division, Development Services Center, 385 Kimbark St,
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.
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.
you wish to sell your home, potential buyers can check the permit history
of your property and demand that unpermitted work be rectified. This is
a complex potentially expensive process.
A permit is needed
for relocation of the electrical receptacles, gas line and sink. Cabinet
installation would not require a permit. All of this work could be covered
by one permit and may require only one visit by the inspector.
As a homeowner you can act
as your own contractor and do the work without a contractor's license on your
own property. 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
Permits are reviewed and issued
at the Building Inspection Division Office located at 385 Kimbark Street. The office is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Friday, except holidays. Smaller projects may be reviewed and permits issued the same day.
If the project requires a more extensive review, you will be called when the
plans are approved and the building permit is ready to be issued.
If you have questions about whether
or not a permit is required, contact the Building Inspection Division, 385 Kimbark St., (303) 651-8332.
Regardless of the complexity of
the application, the building permit fee, which is based on the estimated
value of the work being done, is payable when the permit is issued. Please
make your check payable to the City of Longmont.