For non-emergency issues that require the Berthoud Larimer County Sheriff call 970-416-1985. For emergencies call 911.

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.

Permit Information

All construction projects, whether done by a property owner or by a licensed contractor may require building permits and review.  Virtually all commercial constructions requires a permit and plan review.  Many projects done by residential property owners may require a permit including:

  • Deck construction or remodel
  • Basement finish
  • Roof replacement or repair
  • Storage shed construction

 Building permits may be obtained from Town Hall, by faxing to 970.532.0640, Attn: Sue Bowles, or by downloading the following file:

  • Building Permit Application  (This form can be filled in the highlighted areas. Download it, Put information in highlighted areas, and email it back to Sue or Patti. Their email information is down below.)

When approved, permit fees may be paid for in person with check, cash, or credit card.  To pay by credit card over the phone, contact Sue Bowles at 970.344.5808 or Patti Swiger at 970.344.5810.   Note:  Credit card payments over $1,000 will be subject to a 3% surcharge.

It is important to have your project reviewed and a permit issued prior to purchasing of materials.  Part of the permit fee includes town use taxes.  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, download the following file:

The full 2019 Fee Schedule provides a complete listing of the fee structure for building in the Town of Berthoud. Memo for Changes to permit fees and timing of payment for new single family residential dwelling units. Effective January 1,2018.

The Town has adopted the 2012 International building code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, and the 2017 National Electrical Code.

For further information on Building Permits and the process contact:

Sue Bowles
Phone: 970.344.5808

Patti Swiger
Phone: 970.344.5810
Fax: 970.532.0640

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