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Residential Permits

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Residential Building Permits cover the construction of a new home, remodels, building enhancements such as decks, basement finishes, and major repair projects such as roof replacement.

A partial list of projects that will typically require a permit can be found here.

Building Permit Submittal Information

For building guidance and details on building permit submittal, please see our Builder Assistant Guides.

If submitting a building permit for a new home, please see our Residential Plan Submittal Requirements and information on our 2015 Energy Code and Dark Sky Requirements.

Building permit application forms may be obtained from Town Hall or by downloading the Building Permit Application.

Once all required information is provided, the Building Department will ask for clarifications or issue a building permit within 10 business days.

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. 

Building Permit Fee Information

The applicable building fees vary depending on the specific project.  Please see our 2019 Fee Schedule.

A Residential Permit Fee Worksheet is available to assist with calculating potential fees. Please feel free to call the Building Department with questions.

Building permit fees may be paid for in person with cash, check or with a credit card. To pay by credit card over the phone, contact the Building Department at 970.532-2643.  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.

Building Inspections

Inspections are required throughout construction or remodeling projects. To schedule an inspection call 970.305.3161 x1   or schedule online at www.procodeinc.net/inspections.

For further information on Building Permits and the process contact:

Sue Bowles
970.344.5808
sbowles@berthoud.org

Patti Swiger
970.344.5810
pswiger@berthoud.org

Fax:970.532.0640

 

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