Does My Project Need a Building Permit

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Type of Project
Permit Needed
Type of Permit or Who to Contact
Accessory Structure
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Air Conditioner/Swamp Cooler
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Any Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing Work - Not part of another building permit
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Awnings
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Basement Finish
Yes
Residential Building Permit
Carport
Yes
Residential Building Permit
Porch or Covered Patio  Yes Miscellaneous Building Permit
Commercial Demolitions
Yes
Demolition Building Permit
Commercial Addition
Yes
Commercial & Industrial Building Permit
Commercial Tenant Finish/Improvement
Yes
Commercial & Industrial Building Permit
Concrete Patio - Uncovered
No
 
Construction Trailer
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Converting a Garage into Living Space
Yes
Residential Building Permit
Decks (Covered and Uncovered), Pergolas & Arbors
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit

Dumpsters, Roll Offs, or Portable Storage Units

 Yes Temporary Use Permit
Driveways
Possibly
Contact Public Works (303.335.4608)
Electrical Panel – New & Repair
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Electrical Service – New & Repair
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Elevator
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Exterior House Painting
No
Check your HOA covenants.
Fence
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Fireplace
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Furnace
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Gas Line – New & Repair
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Hot Tub
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Irrigation Systems
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Landscaping for a Corner Lot
Possibly
Contact Planning Division (303.335.4592)
New Commercial Building
Yes
Commercial & Industrial Building Permit
New Single Family Home, Duplex, Townhomes or Apartments
Yes
Residential Building Permit
Pergola
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Playset Equipment
Possibly
Contact Planning Division (303.335.4592)
Re-Roofing
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Residential Additions
Yes
Residential Building Permit
Residential Demolitions
Yes
Demolition Building Permit
Residential Minor Remodels – Kitchens, Bathrooms, Unfinished Basements, etc.
Yes
Residential Building Permit
Residential Scrape-Off
Yes
Residential Building Permit
Re-Siding
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Retaining Walls
Possibly
Contact Planning Division (303.335.4592)
Sewer/Water – New & Repair – In Right-of-Way
Yes
Contact Public Works (303.335.4608)
Sewer/Water – New & Repair – In Private Property
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Sheds & Accessory Structures
Yes
Miscellaneous Building Permit
Sidewalks
Possibly
Contact Public Works (303.335.4608)
Solar Photovoltaic System Yes Miscellaneous Building Permit
Sunrooms Yes Residential Building Permit
Swimming Pools Yes Miscellaneous Building Permit
Water Heater Yes Miscellaneous Building Permit
Window Replacement (Size change or new opening) Yes Miscellaneous Building Permit
Window Replacement (size for size) No  
Work in the Right-of-Way - including placement of a dumpster Yes Contact Public Works (303.335.4608)

Reminder: If a contractor is to be employed, the contractor must be licensed with the City of Louisville and noted on the Building Permit Application.

If you have questions regarding permits, or the permitting process, please contact the Building Department at 303.335.4584.

Office Located:
749 Main Street (City Hall)

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
Front Counter Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

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