Due to health concerns within the department, the Community Development Department will be conducting operations remotely until January 18, 2022. During this time, walk-in transactions and in-person appointments will not be available. The department will continue to provide all services virtually, including phone, email, electronic application submission and virtual meetings. Field inspections will also continue to be conducted as normal. Thank you for your patience as we strive to continue providing excellent service while insuring the safety of both our employees and customers..
2255 W. Berry Ave.
Permit Center Hours
*Open Wednesdays at 8:45am after staff meeting; closed 12pm-1:30pm on first Friday of each month for department meeting.
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If your plan is for a new home or an addition to your home, such as a second story, a garage, deck, patio cover or similar project, your first step is to call Building and Inspections at 303-795-3751. Find out about setbacks, maximum allowable height of a structure and maximum lot coverage before you start on construction drawings. In the beginning, the only document you need to bring to the Permit Center is a site plan of your lot. Indicate to scale on the site plan where you plan to build.
If you live in a covenant-controlled community, you may need a letter of approval from your architectural control committee. We try to comply with all homeowner associations and the permitting process may be delayed without their prior approval.
Make an appointment with Building staff even before you start on construction drawings. This visit will help you understand building code requirements and the process of submitting construction documents for a building permit. If you decide to use an architect, the architect should also attend this meeting.
Most Permit Applications will move to an online submittal process beginning on June 22. Permit applications marked with the blue letter E () will only be accepted through the new online Building Permit and Development Review System, eTRAKiT. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Those permit applications not available through eTRAKiT are available from the Permit Center in the lobby of the Littleton Center or by PDF download. Fees are based on the valuation of the project as assessed by the building official. Call 303-795-3751 for more information.
2020 Changes: The City of Littleton Building Division previously collected plan review fees at the time of permit issuance. Effective June 15, 2020, and thereafter, plan review fees will be due at the time of application for permit. Effective June 15, 2020, and thereafter, plan review fees must accompany applications in order for applications to be processed. Plan review fees collected at the time of application will be based on project valuation, which may be adjusted during the plan review process. Adjustments in valuation may result in the adjustment of the final plan review fees due. Policy document #20-003 may be viewed on the Building Divisions’ Policies page.
Some Permit Applications moved to an electronic process via eTRAKiT in 2020 and those paper applications will no longer be available nor accepted.
Note, if you have a new business, a Business & Sales/Use Tax License is required prior to building permit issuance. For questions about the application, contact the Revenue and Sales Tax Technician at 303-795-3768.
Construction and Inspections
Building Inspections The required inspections for your project are sequentially marked on the inspection card that will be given to you when your permit is issued. Inspections are requested when different phases of construction are completed.
2020 Changes: Contractors and Homeowners are required to use the new eTRAKiT portal to request building inspections as the Inspection Request Line is no longer available.
Where do I get help?
Call the Littleton Permit Center at 303-795-3751. After your question or problem is identified, you will be directed to the appropriate staff person. You may also send a detailed question to email@example.com.
Please use the correct fax numbers:
Permit Center only — 303-795-3707
eFax only — 1-720-384-0601 (must dial "1" before number)