Building Permits

Building Department – Contact:

  1. Permitting – All permits will still be required for day to day work. All permit forms can be found at []
  • But in the event of critical services that need to be completed before a permit can be pulled the permit may be completed after the work using the same forms.
  • We are allowing permits to be submitted via email to accommodate the permitting process during this time. The email
  • For non-critical work, we are asking that work be put on hold until it may be performed and inspected safely.
  1. Inspections – The Building department will be doing inspections as requested by calling (303) 450-8748 by 4pm and the inspection will be completed the following business day.
  • Best practices require distancing from other people so when at the construction trailer must always be unoccupied or separation from the other occupants maintained while the inspector is in the building.
  • While on the job site occupants, contractors and subs shall exit the area while the inspection is being performed, this usually isn’t a significant amount of time so it should not inconvenience the job to much
  • We will not be entering occupied private homes at this point unless it is for emergency service of some type or a real estate closing
  • Should these practices not be maintained, or the contractor or occupant does not comply for some reason the inspection could be terminated or canceled altogether.
  • Our goal is to keep the projects moving however the safety of SAFEbuilt personnel will be foremost along with the contractors. 

Public Works – Contact

  1. Permitting – Permitting still needs to be completed but in the event of critical services the permit may be completed after the work. For non-critical services we would still request to the best of their ability to coordinate with the ROW desk to get permits prior to commencement of work.
  2. Locates – Xcel is responsible for locating our services and that will not change due to the shutdown
  3. for critical or non-critical work. If Xcel has a request from 811 it will be completed.
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, Contractor’s License from any surrounding Municipality and Liability Insurance with the Town of Mountain View listed to the following e-mail: or call her cell at 720-514-2766 between 10:00 AM to 2:00 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:
  • Concrete Driveway
  • Electrical
  • Fence
  • Furnace
  • Lawn Sprinkler Systems
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.

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.

Procedure for Contemporaneous Reviews of Electrical and Plumbing Licenses

This guide is the result of HB19-1086 (Plumbing) and SB19-156 (Electrical).  HB-19-1086 becomes effective January 1, 2020.  SB19-156 becomes effective July 1, 2019.

Procedure for Contemporaneous Reviews of Electrical and Plumbing license and Apprenticeship Requirements.

This standard has been developed for conducting contemporaneous reviews to ensure consistent, timely and efficient enforcement of Colorado’s electrical and plumbing licensure and apprenticeship requirements.

Inspections of projects requiring an electrical or plumbing permit must include a contemporaneous review of electrical and plumbing licenses, when possible.

Contemporaneous reviews may include a full or partial review of the electricians, plumbers and apprentices working at a job site being inspected, at the discretion of  the inspector, based on the inspector’s familiarity with the installers or other relevant factors.

Inspectors may perform contemporaneous reviews at any time.  Inspectors may conduct occasional, random, on-site inspections while actual plumbing or electrical work is being conducted, with a focus on large commercial and multi-family residential projects.

If a contemporaneous review reveals any non-compliance with Colorado’s electrical and plumbing licensure or apprenticeship requirements, the inspector who performed the review shall promptly notify his or immediate supervisor. Inspectors may file a complaint with the State electrical and plumbing boards for any violation of C.R.S. Title 12, Article 23 (Electricians) or C.R.S. Title 12, Article 58 (Plumbers).

*This document was developed by the Colorado Chapter of the International Code council as a basic procedural guide  required by Colorado Revised Statutes Title 12 Articles 32 and 58. It is not intended to cover all circumstances.  Check with your attorney.

Note:  effective October 1 2019. Electricians is Title 12, Article 115 and Plumbers is Title 12 Article 155 ** see HB19-1172

Residential Roofing Requirements – 2015 IRC

  1. Roof Replacement: Roof replacement shall include the removal of existing layers of roof coverings down to the roof deck. (R908.3)
  2. Sheathing Requirements: Asphalt shingles shall be fastened to solidly sheathed decks (R905.2.1)
  3. Asphalt Shingles: Asphalt shingles shall be tested in accordance with ASTM D 7158.  Asphalt shingles shall meet the classification requirements of Table R905.2.4.1 for appropriate ultimate design wind speed.  Asphalt shingle packaging shall bear a label to indicate compliance with ASTM D 7158 and the required classification in Table R905.2.4.1. (R9052.4.1)
  4. Drip Edge: A drip edge shall be provided at eaves and rake edges of shingle roofs.  Adjacent segments of drip edge shall be overlapped not less than 2″.  Drip edges shall extend not less than 1/4″ below the roof sheathing and extend up back onto the roof deck no less than 2″.  Drip edges shall be mechanically fastened to the roof deck at not more than 12″ O.C. with fasteners as specified in Section R905.2.5.  Underlayment shall be installed over the drip edge along eaves and under the drip edge along rake edges. (R905.2.5)
  5. Fasteners: Fasteners  for asphalt shingles shall be galvanized steel, aluminum or copper roofing nails, minimum 12-guage shank with a min 3/8″ diameter head, complying with ASTM F 1667, of length to penetrate through the roofing materials and not less than 3/4″ into the roof sheathing.  Where the roof sheathing is less than 3/4″ thick, the fasteners shall penetrate through the sheathing. (R905.2.5)
  6. Valley Linings:  Valley linings shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions before applying shingles.  Valley linings of the following types  shall be permitted: (R905.2.8.2)  a. For open valleys (valley lining exposed) lined with metal, the valley lining shall not be less than 24″ wide of any of the corrosion-resistant metals in Table R905.2.8.2.  b. For open valleys, valley lining of two lies of minerals-surfaced roll roofing, complying with ASTM D 3909 or ASTM d 6380 Class M, shall be permitted.  The bottom layer shall be 18″ and the top layer not less than 36″ wide. c. For closed valleys (valley covered with shingles), valley lining of one ply of smooth roll roofing complying with ASTM D 6380 and not less than 36″ wide or valley lining as described in Item 1 or 2 shall be permitted.  Self-adhering polymer modified bitumen underlayment complying with ASTM D 1970 shall be permitted in lieu of there lining material.
  7. Ice and water is not required.
  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 2015 International Building Code is the official adopted reference for building codes and applicable to Mountain View, effective March 28, 2019.

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

Dorothy Romero Hernandez
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