Building Department

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The Building Department is closed on the fourth Wednesday of each month for a staff in-service day.


Mission Statement

The Building Department is responsible for the building permit and inspection process for all commercial, industrial and residential projects within the Town.  It has an express goal of maintaining a safe building environment for our residents. This is accomplished through quality plan review and inspections.

Building Codes Adopted

The Town has adopted the 2018 International building code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC), the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code, and the 2018 National Electrical Code.

Permit Information

Building permits may be obtained from Town Hall or by downloading the Building Permit Application.

For information on residential construction and building permits, please click here.

For information on non-residential construction and building permits, please click here.

Permit Fees

For the Building Department Fee Schedule, please click here

Permit fees may be paid for in person with cash, check, or credit card. Note:  Credit card payments over $1,000 will be subject to a 3% surcharge.

Part of the permit fee includes town use taxes.  Therefore, it is important to have your project reviewed and a permit issued prior to purchasing of materials.  Showing your permit document to the supplier of your materials will avoid paying those taxes twice.  For further information on Use Tax on building Permits, please see Use Tax Collected on Building Permits.

Contractor Registration

Contractors must be registered with the Town of Berthoud prior to applying for a building permit.  Please see our Contractor Registration page.


For further information on Building Permits and the process contact:

Shana Zimmerschied
Permit Technician 
Office: 970-344-5828
Laura Sholl
Permit Technician
Office: 970-344-5810


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