Policies & Procedures

Building Safety and Inspection Service Division Mission Statement:

The Building Safety and Inspection Service Division strives to provide the community of Golden with the highest quality of customer service and highest level of building code compliance by promoting health, safety and well-being of the citizens and the built environment.

Policies & Procedures

Available below are  documents that outline various policies and procedures, please do not hesitate to call (303)384-8151 or email us building@cityofgolden.net if you have further questions.

“After the Fact” Permits pdf icon

How shall After the Fact Permits be handled?

Building Permit Fees pdf icon
What are the current Building Permit fees?

Building Permit Valuation pdf icon
How are Building Permit Valuations determined?

Building Valuation Data pdf icon

This document represents average valuations for most buildings.

Building Use Tax Handout pdf icon
You may present a copy of your building permit when purchasing construction materials so that City sales tax will not be charged at the time of purchase.

Certificates of Occupancy and Temporary Certificates of Occupancy pdf icon
When and under what circumstances will a TCO be issued or will a CO be required?

Changes Of Use Or Character pdf icon
Under what guidelines shall allowances for changes of use or character be permitted as allowed by the International Building Code (modifications, alternate materials, alternate design and methods of construction, and Changes of Use)?

Collection of Plan Review Fees pdf icon
At what time during the permit application process are Plan Review fees to be collected?

Creation of Dwelling Unit pdf icon
What criteria should be used in determining when a new and separate dwelling unit has been created?

Demolition/Renovation Fact Sheet pdf icon
What the State requires prior to any demolition or renovation in any public or commercial building. You may also visit the EPA website regarding Lead-Safe Certification Program.

Design Professional Required pdf icon
When shall an Architect or Engineer, registered in the State of Colorado, be required to prepare and affix his/her seal and signature to the plans and specifications as part of a permit application?

Egress Windows and Window Wells pdf icon

Please contact the Building Department for updated information.

When a basement finish permit is applied for, in what was a previously approved finished or unfinished basement area, questions arise as to when emergency escape and rescue windows will be required.

Engineered Foundations And Soils Reports pdf icon
When, by whom, and under what conditions shall a foundation soil investigation, an engineered foundation design, and a soils engineering report be required?

Expiration of Building Permits for Abandonment of Work pdf icon
When shall a legally issued Building Permit expire and become Null and Void due to abandonment?

Expiration of Building Permits for Failure to Commence Work pdf icon
What shall constitute commencement of work and when shall a legally issued Building Permit expire and become Null and Void due to a failure to commence work?

Foundation Only Permits pdf icon
Should the building division continue its current policy of issuing “Foundation Only” Permits?

Grease Traps And Grease Interceptors pdf icon
When are grease interceptors and grease traps required to provide pre-treatment of waste discharged from fixtures and appliances capable of discharging grease in commercial food service or processing establishments?

Historic Buildings pdf icon
Under what guidelines shall allowances for Historic Buildings be permitted as allowed by the International Building Code (Additions, Alterations or Repairs)?

Inspections of Water and Sewer Lines on Private Property pdf icon
The Building Division shall be responsible for the permitting, inspection, and approval of all water and sewer service lines on private property.

Out-Of-City Water/Sewer Service Standards pdf icon

Over the Counter Permits pdf icon
Frequently minor permit applications are submitted which are not necessarily required to undergo a full plan review process.

Permit And Inspection Requirements For Structural Elements Not Specifically Regulated By The Building Code pdf icon
When shall building permits and inspections be required for systems which meet the definitions of “structure” but for which specific elements, in themselves, are not regulated by the building codes or are exempted from building permits?

Permit Fee Refunds pdf download

Permit Requirements for Elevators pdf icon
Questions have arisen as to when permits and inspections are required for modifications, upgrades, or replacement of equipment which is part of an existing installation.

Plan Review Turn Around Time pdf icon
What is an appropriate span of time that can be reasonably expected for the City to perform accurate and complete plan reviews?

Re-Inspect Fees pdf icon
When and under what circumstances is it appropriate for the building inspector to assess a re-inspection Fee?

Required Permits Guide  pdf icon
Examples of projects that require permits and those that do not.

Roofing And Re-Roof Covering Requirements pdf icon
This is a summary of City of Golden roofing requirements. All roofing permits do require a Mid-Roof inspection. All inspections need to have a ladder set and tied off for the inspector.

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 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

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