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Building Safety & Inspection Services

TUESDAY OFFICE CLOSURE NOTICE:
In response to the severe hailstorms that hit Boulder County in mid-July, 2018, the Boulder County Land Use Department is instituting a temporary change in services available on Tuesday’s.
In order to maintain functioning permit activities, the Building Safety & Inspection Services division will be CLOSED to the public on Tuesday’s until further notice.
All automated and online systems will remain fully functioning, and field inspections will not be affected. Staff will respond to voicemails and emails as soon as possible during these closure times, but longer response times should be anticipated.
We understand that this may present a temporary hardship for our customers, and we thank you for your patience as we work through this localized hail emergency.
NOTICE ON RE-ROOF EZBP PERMITS:
Due to the number of residential re-roofing applications that we continue to receive on a daily basis, and with the amount waiting in the queue to be processed, we have determined that it is most efficient for us to discontinue processing any residential re-roof permits over the counter until we have recovered from the localized hail disaster. Until we return to normal business hours and practices, coming in to the office to apply for reroof permits will no longer allow you to walk out of the office with the permit. We will accept your application(s) from you, but it will be added to the existing queue and processed in the order it was received.
We appreciate your understanding and patience of this as it will help us to keep our EZBP processing time as short as possible.

Building Safety and Inspection Services Office Hours

The Building Safety and Inspection Services office is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Building permits can be applied for and issued until 4 p.m.

The Building Safety and Inspection Services office is TEMPORARILY CLOSED ON TUESDAY’S in response to the severe hailstorms that hit Boulder County in mid-July, 2018. Building permit submittal or pickup, building plan review and building staff counter services are not available on Tuesday’s. All automated and online systems will remain fully functioning, and field inspections will not be affected. Staff will respond to voicemails and emails as soon as possible during these closure times, but longer response times should be anticipated. We understand that this may present a temporary hardship for our customers, and we thank you for your patience as we work through this localized hail emergency.

Building Safety & Inspection Services Information

The Boulder County Land Use Department issues building permits for unincorporated areas of Boulder County. If you have a question regarding building, code enforcement, planning or zoning within a town or city in Boulder County, please contact the municipality directly. View Municipality Contacts Within Boulder County.

The Boulder County Land Use Building Safety and Inspection Services Team provides information regarding the Boulder County Building Code Amendments, and administers and enforces building codes in unincorporated Boulder County.

Building Permit Submittal Requirements

In an effort to reduce the amount of time required for building permit approval, the Boulder County Land Use Department has revised the items we require for a building permit application. Any building permit application now requires two paper copies of construction plans and one digital version of the files.

Please submit one digital file per requested building permit. For example, a new house with a detached garage would be submitted on two separate files, with each permit application (one new house, one detached garage) containing its own set of plans in a PDF file. Separate PDF files are requested for the construction plans, HERS rating, soils report, and water and sewer documentation.

If you cannot find an answer to a specific question, submit your question through the Ask a Building Official webform. A Building Official will then research your question and answer within the business day.

Building Code Adoption & Amendments

Boulder County has updated and amended the building code adoptions to the latest 2015 editions of the International Codes. Boulder County Building Code Amendments, which went into effect on January 1, 2016, apply to construction on properties located in the unincorporated portions of Boulder County (outside of the cities and towns), although plan reviews and inspections are currently performed in the Town of Jamestown.

Flood Recovery Information

The Flood Rebuilding & Permit Information Center is a resource for those facing rebuilding following the 2013 Flood, and is staffed by functional experts in onsite wastewater (septic) systems, floodplain regulations, transportation (driveways, roads & bridges), planning and building codes. Review Rebuilding for information on minor flood restoration and repair to residential structures.

Contact Us

Land Use - Building Safety & Inspection Services

Email: Ask a Building Official
Main: 303-441-3926
Fax: 303-441-4856

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M, W, Th, F (Building permits can be applied for and issued until 4 p.m.)
The Building Safety & Inspection Services office is closed on Tuesday.
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
www.BoulderCounty.org