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Building Permits, Inspections and Contractor Registration

People at Permit Counter

Printed copies of any document except building codes, may be obtained at Civic Center North, 480 S. Allison Pkwy.


New construction, additions and most building alterations require permits.


Memo: Ballot Question 200 - Building Permits During the Transition, May 10, 2019

Related Information: 2019 Special Election on Ballot Question 200


General Permit Information and Permit Applications


Adopted Building Codes and Local Amendments

As of September 1, 2018 the 2015 Editions of the ICC's International Codes and the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Code with the applicable amendments as noted in Title 14 of the Lakewood Municipal Code will be effective.


Applications for permits made prior to September 1, 2018 may meet the requirements of the 2009 Codes or the 2015 Codes.  Applications made on or after September 1, 2018 must meet the requirements of the 2015 Codes.


View a list of the adopted International Building Codes and the City's local amendments.

Find purchasing information.


Building Code and Permit Handouts

Helpful handouts for homeowners and contractors.


Building Inspection Information and Results

Check inspection status for a specific permit.


Contractor Registrations and Other Licenses

Check contractor registration provisions.

Get registration forms.

Contact Information:

Public Works Department
Civic Center North Building
470 S. Allison Pkwy.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7500


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