Offices Open to the Public by Appointment Only

The City of Golden facilities and administrative buildings are now open to the public by appointment Tuesday through Thursday 9 am -3 pm


  • We are still working and available by phone at 303-384-8151 or email at
  • Permits can be emailed and we can still process and collect payment  over the phone. If a permit has a plan set that is larger than 11 x 17 please utilize the drop box out front to leave (2) copies of your plan and the permit application. We will call you for Plan Review payment once we take your permit in.
  • The front doors will be locked, however we have provided a drop box in front of the Public Works building at 1445 10th Street, for plans, applications, revisions etc. Please DO NOT leave payments or plans unless you have made contact with us via phone or email.
  • Inspectors are conducting on-site inspections daily. If you wish to have a virtual inspection please refer to our guidelines outlined provided here Virtual Inspection  pdf download

ROW Permits

Office Hours

Office Hours: 8 -4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday 

**The Building Division counter opens at 9 a.m. every Wednesday

COVID-19 Hours: We are available to meet in person Tue. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. by appointment.

Holiday Closures: Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Presidents Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day & Friday after; Christmas Day; New Year’s Day

On rare occasion, City administrative offices may be closed due to weather concerns. Please check the website homepage at if you suspect weather may impact office hours.

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
Required Permits Guide  pdf icon
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:

  • AC/Furnace
  • Window /Door
  • Misc. Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • 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

Allow 1-2 business days for processing

Inspection Requests

Call (303) 384-8198 to request an inspection.
Please note, requests called in before 5 p.m. will be performed the following business day.
To check to see if an address is in the city limits of Golden, go to the Jefferson County Address Wizard and look under Municipal Status.

Check your Permit Status ButtonPermit Status Information

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 pdf download 

Construction Worker

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.

COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

Additional Resources

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