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Required Permits Guide
Examples of projects that require permits and those that do not.
Applying For Over the Counter Permits Online
Some “Over the Counter” permits may be applied for online through email. The permits can be paid for over the phone with a credit card and returned via email. The permits that are applicable for this process include:
- Window /Door
- Misc. Electrical
- Water Heater.
These referenced permits can then be emailed back to the applicant eliminating the need to come into the office. Re-Roof Permits and Siding Permits can be applied for through email, however the permits must be obtained at the permit office after processing. Please email the permit applications to email@example.com
Allow 1-2 business days for processing
Please insert address number in the permit status/inspections status link below to check on the status of permit applications. If the permit states “Active” it is in our office ready for payment and pickup. It takes approximately 1-2 days for applications to be processed.
Check permit status and inspection status online (click on the link and enter either the address or the permit number).
We are still performing Mid-Roof Inspections and inspections are still next day.
Structural Design Criteria
- Ground Snow Load – 42.9 p.s.f.
- Wind Load – Vasd 116 m.p.h. or equivalent V ult 150 m.p.h. ~ 3 second gust, exposure C
- Roof Snow Load – 30 p.s.f.
- Frost Depth – 36 inches
The City of Golden’s Building Safety and Inspection Service Division has adopted the 2018 International Building Codes.
The Building Safety and Inspection Service Division administers and enforces Golden’s Building Code, which provides minimum standards to control the design, construction, quality of materials, use, occupancy, location, and maintenance of all buildings and structures.
Adoption of New 2018 Building Codes
The City of Golden has adopted the 2018 International Building Code. Starting July 9, 2019 all plans will be reviewed in accordance with the 2018 Building Code.
City of Golden Codes
- 2018 International Building Code
- 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
- 2018 International Fire Code
- 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
- 2018 International Existing Buildings Code
- 2018 International Mechanical Code
- 2018 International Plumbing Code
- 2018 International Residential Code
(Including Appendix Chapter F dealing with radon control for new single family dwellings)
- 2017 National Electrical Code
All permit applications and plans/specifications for all structures need to demonstrate compliance with the 2018 Building Codes series.
The Building Division is responsible for administering and enforcing the adopted International Codes, National Electrical Code, and City ordinances to ensure that commercial and residential structures are built to standards that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens and general public.
As a part of the Public Works Department, the Building Division is dedicated to keeping our community safe by issuing building permits, performing inspections, reviewing plans, and administering building codes for all construction in the City of Golden.
Our highly trained employees deliver services in a professional and respectful manner to maintain and improve the quality of life for our residents.
Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule
Every 3 years the Building and Safety and Inspection Service Division is graded on our ability to properly enforce the International Building Codes within our community. Building code enforcement can have a major influence on the economic well-being of a municipality and the safety of its citizens.