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Do I Need a Permit?

Use this guide to determine if you need to obtain a permit for building-related work.

This is not a complete list of all types of projects. Please contact us with any questions or if you do not see your project listed here.

Projects That Require A Permit

  • Decks, including with attached roofs
  • Demolition
  • Patio covers, awnings and carports
  • Outside water/sewer line replacement or repair
  • Fences
  • Retaining walls 4 feet over ground level
  • Lawn sprinklers
  • Pools, hot tubs (elec)
  • Re-roofing
  • Siding and stucco
  • Room additions
  • Garages – detached and attached
  • Sheds - over 200 SF
  • Evaporator/swamp coolers
  • Air conditioning units
  • Patio enclosures
  • Screened porches
  • Solar panels
  • Gas lines
  • Gazebo
  • Public sidewalk or curb and gutter replacement (contact Public Works)

  • Furnace installation or replacement
  • Water heater installation or replacement
  • Boiler installation or replacement
  • Gas logs and gas lines
  • Fireplaces (wood, pellet, or gas)
  • Basement finishes
  • Remodeling
  • Electrical modifications
  • Plumbing modifications
  • Structural modifications
  • Electric to gas conversions
  • Installation or replacement of windows or doors (required  U-factor .30 U-factor or less)
  • Increase or decrease of window or door size
  • Sump pumps
  • Demolition

Permits Not Required
  • General landscaping
  • Concrete private sidewalks/driveways
  • Soffit, facia and gutter replacement
  • Concrete or stone patio slabs (without roofs)
  • Painting
  • Minor fence picket repair
  • Shed - One story detached under 200 SF, No Utilities

  • Kitchen cabinets and counter tops (same appliance location)
  • Flooring
  • Painting
  • Replacing plumbing fixtures (same location)
  • Changing light fixtures

Related Information

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Inspection Requests: 303.450.8748

City Hall
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO  80233

North Metro Fire Rescue District

Adams County Health Department