Avoid Application Rejection

Submitting a complete application with all supporting documents is necessary for your permit application(s) to be accepted. Doing this the first time will save you review time. Below are some of the most common reasons permit applications are delayed.

Top Reasons Building and Other Permits are Delayed

Not Having an Appointment for Your Permit Application

Permit submittals are by appointment only and only occur during the following hours:
Monday through Thursday
9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

Please call 970-920-5090 to schedule an appointment.

Not Having a Completed HOA Certification Form with the Application

Many permit applications become stalled when an Homeowners Association (HOA) Compliance Letter (PDF) letter is missing or does not clearly grant approval. This new form eliminates staff’s need to interpret home owner association documents and allows a permit to continue through review.

Not Being Prepared to Pay Submittal Fees With the Application

Submittal fees are due at the time of application. You can review all relevant building fees on our estimate permit cost page.

Not Including a Completed Contact Sheet With the Building Permit Application

The project contact sheet is always included with the application, and it is required for building permits.

Not Providing All Other Information or Completing Applications

There are many supporting documents you may be required to provide, depending on the scope of your project. Obtaining and reviewing the Building checklist - IBC (PDF) for commercial projects and Building Checklist - IRC (PDF) for residential projects can ensure you don't miss anything that will cause your application to be rejected.