How to Get a Boulder County Building Permit Quickly

Planning Permissions How to Get a Boulder County Building Permit Quickly

How To Get A Boulder County Building Permit In A Breeze

Without a building permit, you might be constructing your project only to demolish it later, which might require another permit. Basically, building without a permit is potentially incurring more costs than necessary. And getting a building permit isn't hard, you just need to fill out a few forms and show your building plans and drawings.

Boulder County prioritizes its residents' safety, so just like most other county governments, they won't allow you to start construction that might endanger your family's, workers', or neighbors' safety. They insist on a building permit, not just because it's the law, but also because it ensures safety.

Let's discuss how you can get a  with the help of DoNotPay. 

When is a Building Permit Necessary in Boulder County?

Not all construction projects around your home require a building permit. Some towns or cities in Boulder County may have different regulations and guidelines. So you can contact your municipality directly to find out what permits you need.

But, these are the most likely situations when you'll need a :

  • New Buildings. This includes garages, dwellings, commercial buildings, mobile homes, manufactured buildings, and outdoor storage sheds
  • Additions to your home: These include swimming pools, decks, other buildings, fences over six feet, and walls over 48 inches
  • Installations. These include hot tubs, solar collectors, and wood-burning stoves
  • Alternations. These include re-roofing, dry-walling, working on the basement, replacing a window, re-siding... etc
  • Significant repairs that involve structural parts

It's not good to trust your contractor, especially if he's not certified about which structures need a building permit. You should head to the county departments and ask them yourself. You can also contact the Building Safety and Inspection department at 303-441-3926.

There are many reports in many states where contractors tell owners to avoid getting a building permit since it'll save them money. But the owners end up in a big problem when the county government catches up to them and decides to halt the construction.

How to Get a Building Permit in Boulder County

Boulder County recommends asking a planner whether a separate planning process may be necessary before you make your application.

Here's the process you can follow to get a building permit:

  1. Download the application form from the main website.
  2. Fill out the form correctly and attach the required documents. These include two site plan copies and two sets of the building plan.
  3. Submit the files in order with their requested building permit.
  4. If you get your plans back, review them carefully as they were considered incomplete.

Get a Building Permit With the Help of DoNotPay

If you're struggling to fill out your forms or get a building permit for other reasons, you can seek assistance from experts who've helped people like you for decades. 

DoNotPay can help you create your own application letter in 6 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Planning Permissions product on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose one of the following options:
  • Check whether your project needs a building permit or if it's exempt
  •  Generate a permission request letter to send to your HOA
  • Generate a guide on how to complete the building permit application
  1. Choose the focus of your project (new ADU, pool, shed, fence, etc.) and answer a few questions about your plans, including the size of the structure and estimated cost.


  2. Indicate whether you're hiring a contractor and include the estimated start date and timeline for the project.


  3. Indicate whether any public sidewalk/street space will be used during construction.


  4. And that's it! DoNotPay will help guide you through the building permit process by checking if your project needs a building permit, contacting any HOAs you're a part of to request building permission, or generating detailed instructions on how to start and complete your building permit application process.


Why Use DoNotPay to Get a Building Permit in Boulder

Despite being a trusted organization that you can rely on to find the devil in the details and point him out to you, DoNotPay is also well versed with most county operations.

We know how to make the organizations work for you. You can rely on us because we'll deliver on our promise:

  • Fast—You don't have to spend months worrying that your application could get rejected or returned.
  • Easily—You don't have to struggle to fill out any forms or follow up with department offices to find out if your application was processed.
  • Successful—You can rest assured knowing we'll find the best way for you to save money and complete your project.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotpay can help you get building permits not just in Boulder County but also in other places like:

Palm Beach CountyChicago
Los AngelesSarasota County

In addition to helping you get a building permit, we can also help you find solutions to bureaucratic problems you face with your property.

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If you want to get a building permit faster and without any errors, you should seek assistance from DoNotPay. We know what these organizations are looking for and how to speak to them nicely to get your work processed smoothly. Register to start your application today.

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