Building Permits & Inspections

The Building Division's goal is to maintain high-quality business relationships with designers, builders, owners, and tenants while meeting Village building construction safety expectations, a fundamental aspect of the Building Permits and Inspections Program.

For questions or concerns:

Use our Ask the Building Division form. 


Estimated Review Times:

Standard Plan Review:
10 Business Days
No Plan Review Required:
3 Business Days
Residential-Single Family and Additions:
15 Business Days
Elevator New & Alterations:
15 Business Days
Commercial Core & Shell:
Dependent on Project Complexity
Mid/High-Rise Buildings:
Dependent on Project Complexity


Additional resources are available by expanding any category below:

Fees for obtaining a permit are calculated based on the project's type, size, and valuation. Printed estimates are available upon request; please provide us with the kind of project, total contract price, total valuation, and cost of exempt materials (cabinets, carpet, paint). 

The total cost of a standard permit includes the following:

  • Permit Fee
  • Plan Review Fee
  • Use Tax
  • Arapahoe County Open Space and Use Tax
  • Electrical Fees (if applicable)

Those fees are calculated as follows:

Building Permit Fee
(Based on Valuation)
Formula
$1 to $500$0
$501 to $2,000$23.50 for the first $500, plus $3.05 for each additional $100 or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000
$2,001 to $25,000$69.25 for the first $2,000, plus $14 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000
$25,001 to $50,000$391.25 for the first $25,000, plus $10.10 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000
$50,001 to $100,000$643.75 for the first $50,000, plus $7 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000
$100,001 to $500,000$993.75 for the first $100,000, plus $5.60 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000
$500,001 to $1,000,000$3,233.75 for the first $500,000, plus $4.75 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000
$1,000,001 and up$5,608.75 for the first $1,000,000, plus $3.65 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.


Additional FeesFormula
Plan Review65% of the Building Permit Fee
Use Tax[(contract price x 60%) - $3,500] x 3% (if applicable)
Arapahoe County Open Space Sales and Use TaxArapahoe County Open Space Sales and Use Tax = [(contract price x 60%) - $3,500] x 0.25% (If applicable)
*All permits with a valuation (contract price) over $5,833 will have use tax and Arapahoe County Open Space Sales and Use Tax assessed 
(exception: demolition permits)


Inspection FeesAmount
Outside Normal Business Hours$94.00 for up to two hours, then $47.00 for each additional hour
Special Inspections$47.00 per hour
Additional Plan Review
(changes, additions, revisions)
$47.00 per hour
Outside Consultant
Inspections/Plan Review
Actual Cost
Or the total hourly cost to the jurisdiction, whichever is the greatest. The price shall include supervision, overhead, equipment hourly wages, and employee fringe benefits. ** Actual costs include administrative and overhead costs.