Structural Design Criteria
- Ground Snow Load – 42.9 p.s.f.
- Wind Load – V ult 150 m.p.h. ~ exposure C
- Roof Snow Load – 30 p.s.f.
- Frost Depth – 36 inches
Permit Procedure Information for the Exterior of the Home:
Storms may leave you wondering how you’ll repair your roof, windows or siding. Here’s some information that might help:
|Is the address in the city limits of Golden? Go to the Jefferson County Address Wizard, enter the address, select the address you are researching, scroll to bottom of page for Municipal Status|
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.
Jobsite On-Site License Checks- Per the State of Colorado, Inspectors may randomly check for state Electrical & Plumbing License Compliance at commercial and mult-family projects. Please refer to the attached document Contemporaneous Reviews
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.
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.