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

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

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 2018 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 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC), the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code, and the 2018 National Electrical Code. 

Building Permit Fee Information

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

For further information on Building Permits and the process contact:

Shana Zimmerschied

Permit Technician

Town of Berthoud

807 Mountain Avenue

Berthoud CO, 80513

Office: 970-344-5828


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