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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- Concrete driveway
- Electrical (Electrician Licensure)
- Lawn Sprinkler Systems
- Roof (Residential Requirements)
- Water Heater
- New Buildings/Additions
- Sheds: ONLY if size is 10′ X 12′ or larger
- Major Plumbing Changes
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 Contemporaneous Review 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, Section 12-23-116(10) as specifically amended by House Bill 2016-1073.
These guidelines apply to all relevant building code inspections performed after June 1, 2016, by SAFEbuilt, the Town of 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.
- Upon receipt of a building permit application for “electrical only permits”, the Town of Mountain View will first review the application to ensure the electrician and his/her state electrical license number is listed on the permit. If an electrician is not listed, the permit application will not be rejected. C.R.S. 12-23-105
- The Town of Mountain View will then verify that the listed electrician has an active license. The preferred method of verification will be the online license search on the website of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (https://www.coloado.gov/dora/licensing/lookup/licenselookup.aspx) If an active license is not verified for the listed electrician, the permit application will be rejected.
- If the electrician performing / overseeing the electrical work on the building project changes before final inspection, 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 will require all electrical work to be stopped on the project until a verifiably-licensed electrician is listed.
- At the time of a relevant inspection “for all projects” requiring a building permit, the building inspector may request to verify the identity of the electrician performing / overseeing the electrical work on the project. The degree of supervision required shall be no more than one licenses electrician to supervise no more than three apprentices at the jobsite. 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. 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. C.R.S. 12-23-110.5
- The inspector may, at their discretion, file a complaint with the State Electrical Board for any violation of state licensing requirements.
Residential Roofing Requirements – 2015 IRC
- Roof Replacement: Roof replacement shall include the removal of existing layers of roof coverings down to the roof deck. (R908.3)
- Sheathing Requirements: Asphalt shingles shall be fastened to solidly sheathed decks (R905.2.1)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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.
- Ice and water is not required.
- 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