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All Permits Will Be Processed Online Until Further Notice

We want to assure you that the safety of everyone a top priority for the Town of Berthoud. We plan to continue serving the building and development community during this COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak but in an effort to limit the probability of spread among out very small team, we will be closing Town Hall to the public until at least April 6th, 2020.  Our goal is to limit the spread of any illness so that we can continue to provide service uninterrupted. 

Below are the procedures we are following to ensure services are not disrupted, while also minimizing risk:

Building Permits

We are equipped with the technology needed to submit all permits electronically. All permits will be required to be submitted electronically until further notice.  Please go to the link:

In addition, Procode has placed video tutorials on how to use the Cascade system on their website:

Permit Processing

Permits must be entered into the electronic Cascade system. Town Staff will process permits and calculate fees. The Town expects additional processing time of 3-5 days due to these extraordinary circumstances.

Payment of Fees

Once the permit has been accepted and fees have been calculated, Town staff will send an electronic invoice.  Payment of the invoice will be accepted within the payment box outside of Town Hall, or by mail, and will be processed within 3-5 days. Staff will accept payment by credit card, with a 3% surcharge added to all required fees.  Times to make Credit card payments will be limited to Monday 9-4, Wednesday 9-4, and Friday 9-4 (dates and times may change quickly as the COVID 19 continues to unfold).

Permit Cards

Staff will no longer print Permit Cards. There is an option within Cascade to print permit cards once they are ready.  Please print on cardstock paper and place at the site until further notice.  Procode inspectors and the Town will still expect a legible permit card at every site.

Certificate of Occupancy

CO’s will  no longer be picked up in person, and will be released within the Cascade system once they are ready.  The CO can be printed within the Cascade system once it is release by Staff.

Small In-House Permits.

Inspections for smaller in-house or in-structure permits, such as basement finishes, etc, may be delayed or restricted at this time out of abundance of caution to the inspector.


Please email or call Town Staff or Procode with any questions. In person visits at Town Hall are no longer available starting tomorrow March 17, 2020.   

Development Submittals

Platting/Development Submittals:

All submittals must be made electronically. Staff recommends using sharepoint, or drop box.  Please send all submittals to

Development Processing:

Submittals will be processed normally, but Staff expects some delay from outside agencies to make comments.  Again, please communicate electronically, through email for communication regarding said submittals.

TRC meetings:

All TRC meetings will be conducted by teleconference until further notice.  Staff will update the development community, if further closures occur.

Planning Commission

All Planning Commission meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Recording Documents

Staff will continue to record documents, but will rely on Larimer and Weld County, as to whether this will continue.


Please contact Curt Freese or Adam Olinger  Email communication is preferred at this time.


Thank You!

We're grateful for your continued support and partnership and we are prepared to navigate through this challenging time, keeping your success and well-being on the top of our minds. Should you have any specific concerns or require special accommodations, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


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

Please visit the Online Permit Application portal to submit your building permit online.  

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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