The City of Golden limits growth in residential units to a maximum of one percent per year. This means that a limited number of building permits are available for new residential construction, and a permit may not be immediately available to a person requesting one.
Your property is affected by the ordinance any time that a new residential dwelling unit is created. Existing homes that need a building permit for remodeling, expansion, etc., without any additional dwelling unit being created, are not affected by the Growth Ordinance.
Prior to applying for the building permit, an applicant needs an “allocation for a new residential unit.” An allocation is essentially a ticket that grants the ability to apply for a building permit for a new residential unit. Applying for an allocation requires the owner’s consent, and the legal description of the lot for which the building permit is intended, along with a copy of the warranty deed proving ownership of the property.
The City supplies the application form, and there is no fee to apply.
2023 Allocation Schedule
|December 26, 2022||Deadline for 1st Period (2022) applications|
|January 13, 2023||Allocations distributed for 1st Period|
|April 28, 2023||Deadline to surrender unused 1st Period Allocations|
|April 28, 2023||Last day to submit for building permit application for 1st Period in order to have enough review time for permit approval|
|May 19, 2023||Deadline to submit for 2nd Period applications|
|May 26, 2023||Deadline to pick up 1st Period permits|
|June 2, 2023||Allocations distributed for 2nd Period|
|September 29, 2023||Deadline to surrender unused 2nd Period Allocations|
|September 29, 2023||Last day to submit for building permit application for 2nd Period in order to have enough review time for permit approval|
|October 20, 2023||Deadline for Year End applications|
|October 27, 2023||Deadline to pick up 2nd Period permits|
|October 31, 2023||Allocations distributed for Year End pool applications only for permits that will be issued before end of year|
|November 29, 2023||Last day to submit for building permit application for Year End in order to have enough time for permit approval|
|December 4, 2023||Deadline to surrender unused year end allocations|
|December 26, 2023||Deadline for 1st Period (2024) applications|
|December 29, 2023||Deadline to pick up Year End Period permits|
|December 29, 2023||Allocations distributed from remaining Year End to banking plans|