Building Permits

For a homeowner or building contractor considering any new construction or home improvement, seek building code information and permit applications here or by contacting the Mountain View Town Hall.

How do I obtain a Building Permit?

1. Print and complete and the following forms:

2. E-mail or drop off COMPLETED Application, Use Tax Calculation” valuation forms, Contractors License from any surrounding Municipality and Liability Insurance with the Town of Mountain View listed to the following e-mail: or Town Hall from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday.

3. Once a Building Permit has been properly issued, the hard stock card is given to the applicant to be posted in the front window of the property. The card shows the permitted work being done and is to be left for the Building Inspector. When ready for inspection; call the number on the top of the card. The inspector will take the card when work is completed satisfactorily.

****Building permits may take up to 5-7 business days to issue****

Do I need a Building Permit?

Work Needing Permits:

No plans need to be submitted in advance for these types of work, but the Building Inspector MUST approve the work at the completion of the job:
Building Inspector MUST pre-approve plans before permit issued for the following:
  • New Buildings/Additions
  • Garages
  • Porches
  • Decks
  • Sheds: ONLY if size is 10′ X 12′ or larger
  • Major Plumbing Changes
  • Siding
  • Demolition

No Permits Needed:

  • Concrete Sidewalk: The concrete must be 4” deep
  • Concrete Work: Other flat work not on right of way – i.e. patio on grade, etc.
  • Window Replacement: Must be the same size as the existing windows

Although NO building permit is required for these types of household projects, it is advisable to contact the Mountain View Town Hall as specific finishing details may be regulated by a community Ordinance.

Electrician Licensure Guidelines


These guidelines outline the process the Town of Mountain View uses to meet the requirements for contemporaneous review of electrical licensure, as set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes, 1-23-116.


These guidelines apply to all relevant building code inspections performed after May 16, 2016 by the Town of Mountain View or on its behalf by SAFEbuilt, Mountain View’s private building inspection partner). These guidelines only apply to those building permits requiring a licensed electrician, as prescribed by relevant state and local law. All other permit applications will not be required to meet the requirements of these guidelines.

  1. Upon receipt of a building permit application, the Town of Mountain View will first review the application to ensure the electrician and his/her state electrical and contractor’s license number is listed on the permit. If an electrician is not listed at the time of application it must be listed before issuance or the permit application will not be processed.
  2. The Town of Mountain View will then verify that the listed electrician has an active contractor and electrical license. The preferred method of verification will be the online license search on the website of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. If an active license is not verified for the listed electrician, the permit application will not be processed until such time as the information can be verified.
  3. If the electrician performing / overseeing the electrical work on the building project changes at any time during construction, the permit applicant must notify The Town of Mountain View of the new electrician’s name and license number. The Town of Mountain View will then perform an online license verification as described in Step #2 above. If an active license is not verified for the newly-listed electrician, the Town of Mountain View can require all electrical work to be stopped on the project until a verifiably-licensed electrician is listed.
  4. At the time of a relevant inspection, the building inspector may request to verify the identity of the electrician performing / overseeing the electrical work on the project. This is not required on every inspection and the inspectors may request this verification at their discretion, with the intention of verifying compliance with state licensing requirements and the issued permit application. If the inspector is unable to verify the identity of the electrician who performed / oversaw the electrical work, they may “fail” the inspection at their discretion until verification is completed.
  5. The inspector may, at their discretion, file a complaint with the State Electrical Board for any violation of state licensing requirements.

Residential Roofing Requirements – IRC 2009

  1. Single layer overlay is allowed (R907.3)
  2. Asphalt shingles shall meet the ASTM D-3161, Class F Testing installation requirements. Inspector may verify the ASTM testing standards imprinted on the shingle packaging. (R905.2.4.1(2))
  3. Drip edge flashing is required on the eaves and gables. (R905.2.8.5)
  4. Fasteners; Roofing nails that extend through the underside of the roof sheathing, or a minimum of 3/4″ into the roof decking. (R905.2.5)
  5. Ice Barrier is not required. (R905.2.7.1)
  6. Roof deck spacing requirements; Solidly sheathed decks, and conforming to manufacture’s specs for decking. (R905.2.5)
  7. Valley linings  a. Open Valleys – shall be metal at least 24″ wide of any corrosion resistant metal. b. Open Valleys – 2 plys of mineral surfaced roll roofing. Bottom layer shall be 18″ wide, top layer shall be 36″ wide. c. Closed Valleys – lining can be 1 layer of smooth roll roofing and at least 36″ wide. A self-adhering polymer modified bitumen underlayment shall be permitted in lieu of the lining material. (R905.2.8.2)
  8. A ladder must be on-site; tied off to the roof for the inspection.


Property owners who complete their own improvement are not required to have a license, but building permit regulations and various building and fire code regulations still apply for the project.

The 2009 International Building Code is the official adopted reference for building codes and applicable to Mountain View.

A homeowner or building contractor considering any new construction or home improvement may seek building code information and permit application directly by contacting:

Kim Brown
Administrative Assistant/Permit Tech
4176 Benton St.
Mountain View, CO 80212-7326
(303) 421-7282 Ext. 103

Mountain View Town Hall
4176 Benton Street
Mountain View, CO 80212-7326

Bruce Michalak
Building Inspector