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The State of Colorado has issued a Public Health Order asking residents to stay at home through April 26th. Effective March 16th at 5 pm, all City facilities are closed until further notice. For more information, visit the COVID-19 webpage.

Office Closure
Effective March 16, 2020, City Hall is closed to the public and staff members in an effort to protect public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We continue to provide essential services and are conducting non-essential services remotely if possible.  Planning and Building Safety staff will be working remotely during this time.  We encourage you to contact us by email for the quickest response.   

Building Permit Applications/Plan Reviews

We will only accept electronic permits submittals during this time. Please go to our online portal to apply online or click here for more information. Existing paper plans will be reviewed in the order we received them and must be paid for before they can be picked up. You will receive further instructions by staff on how to pick these hard copy permit/plans from City Hall when it is time to do so.  

All permit fees will be paid online through our online portal.  

If you have any questions about the online portal, please contact Liz at eschettler@louisvilleco.gov

Building Inspections

The City is restricting on-site inspections during this time in an effort to protect public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Remote inspections may be possible for some inspection types. If you request an inspection, a city staff member will contact you the following business day to discuss your inspection details. To request an inspection, you may do it through our online portal or call the inspection line at 303-335-4583.  

If you need to cancel an inspection, please email the Building Department at building@louisvilleco.gov.

No Inspections and Limited Inspections

  • Per the Colorado Public Health Order 20-24, the Building Department will not do inspections on commercial buildings that are not considered a critical business.
  • No in person interior inspections of existing and occupied structures until further notice. We will use Zoom, Skype and Face Time to do limited inspections.
  • Inspections of new construction projects will continue on a limited case by case basis. Inspectors will only enter structures that are deemed safe at the sole discretion of the inspector. Confined spaces will not be inspected.
  • Inspectors must be able to maintain a minimum distance of six feet (6’) from all other persons during the duration of the inspection.
  • Video inspections will take place on buildings that are occupied or required by the inspector. We will use Zoom, Skype, Face Time as the media for the inspections.
  • Building plans must be outside in an area protected from the weather for the inspector to review. Hand sanitizer and sanitary wipes must be on-site for the inspectors and contractors to use.

Planning and Zoning Information

This city will continue to process planning and zoning cases remotely, however, all public hearings have been cancelled through the end of March.  You may continue to work with your case planner or email planning@louisvilleco.gov regarding new applications. 

Contact Information

If you need to contact us, please email us at the information below:

Building Code & Building Plan Reviews: building@louisvilleco.gov 
Building Permits & Contractor License Applications: building@louisvilleco.gov

Planning/Zoning Questions and Applications: planning@louisvilleco.gov

Permit Technician: Julie Burgener, jburgener@louisvilleco.gov

Permit Technician/Online Portal Questions: Liz Schettler, eschettler@louisvilleco.gov  

 

The Building Safety Division has adopted the 2018 ICC Buildings Codes. If you would like free access to these codes, please click here.

Permit Applications

All deck permits must submit engineered stamped plans at the time of application per our adoption of the 2018 ICC Building Codes. 

Click here to apply online for residential over the counter permits (includes a/c, furnace, water heater, roofing, siding, sewer/water repair, and MEPs) and contractor licenses!  

Plan Review Submittal Checklists

Water/Sewer Tap Forms 

Other Forms

Permit Fees

Inspections Handouts

Louisville Municipal Code - Chapter 15, Buildings & Construction

Current Review Times

Over the counter permits: Click here to see which permits apply. Anytime
Over the counter permits (Tuesdays): Click here to see which permits apply. Over the counter on Tuesdays only from 8:00am-12:00pm

Contractor licenses received via e-mail or fax

Contractor licenses received over the counter

1 week

Anytime

Solar permits 3 weeks

Any Residential work with a plan review

4-6 weeks

Any Commercial work – including signs and fences 4-6 weeks

Plan revisions to an existing issued permit

Minimum 1 week

Note: Review times are based on a complete permit submittal. Submittals requiring more information may extend the posted review time.

 


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