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The City’s phased plan to reopen facilities and services is based on our commitment to protect City staff and residents, and in adherence with the most up-to-date State of Colorado and Boulder County public health orders. To learn more about which City facilities have reopened or plan to reopen, visit the COVID-19 webpage.

Planning & Building Safety

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Office Closure
Effective June 1, 2020, City Hall will begin phasing into opening to the public and providing in-person services at City Hall. Please click here for more information.

 Hours of Operation:

In-Person by Appointment Only: Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00AM - 12:00PM

* To schedule an appointment, click here.

Remote: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM; Tuesday, Thursday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM

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. For the electrical, plumbing and mechanical work that was inspected by video, we will need a signed affidavit from the contractor that they did the work to 2017 NEC and the 2018 I-Codes as adopted by Louisville with the state license number for electrical and plumbing. Click here to access the affidavit.  
  • 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

 

Click here to apply for over the counter permits and contractor licenses on our online portal!

To obtain planning and building records, click here.


 

Planning and Zoning

We encourage you to visit our new Online Maps Webpage with planning and land use information! 

The Planning Department administers land use regulations in the City including zoning, development review, historic preservation, and long-range planning. They also serve as the first contact for developers and landowners who are considering new development or changes to existing development.

In addition, the Department handles updates to, and the implementation of, the City's Comprehensive Plan. The plan defines the long-range goals and intentions regarding the direction of future development within the City. It contains elements on land use, transportation, community facilities, design, historic preservation, and housing.

Building Safety

The Building Safety Division oversees all building and construction in Louisville. It issues building permits, contractor’s licenses, and conducts building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing inspections.

Click here to apply for over the counter permits and contractor licenses on our online portal!  

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

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

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.

 

Get to know the Building Department Staff!

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StaffTitleDepartmentsPhoneEmail
Brennan, HarryPlanner IIPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4591
Burgener, JuliePermit TechnicianPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4584
Dewitz, RandyBuilding InspectorPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4586
Harman, JonBuilding InspectorPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4582
Maralit, Eleanor Plans ExaminerPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4585
Ritchie, LisaSenior PlannerPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4596
Root, ChadChief Building OfficialPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4580
Schettler, LizSenior Administrative AssistantPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4592
Selvoski, FelicityPlanner/Historic PreservationPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4594
Zuccaro, RobertDirector of Planning & Building SafetyPlanning & Building Safety(303) 335-4590