Building Applications

Building Permit Applications (See below)

Applications for a building permit with the City of Fort Lupton are now submitted through Cascade (Note: Cascade is not supported by Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) Cascade will be now take place of the paper applications for permits only! (make sure you completely fill out all of the values and submit required drawings and documents.) Paper applications will still be accepted for those that may not have access to digital resources, please understand your permit will still be submitted through Cascade so an email address is required.

Before applying for a building permit, you must register as a contractor ("Register as Contractor") or homeowner ("Register as Public") first. Tutorial videos detailing the registration process can be found here.

Cascade Issued Permits

To apply for a building permit, please go to the link at:
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For more information on the Building Permit Application process with the City, visit the page at ProCode, Inc. Fort Lupton.

Update as of July 12, 2021


Public Works permits can now be submitted through Cascade, you will not need to create another log in. For more information on what permits are required click here!


  •     Code Enforcement permits (RV Overnight Parking &  Backyard Chicken and Bees) can now be submitted through Cascade, you will not need to create another log in. For more information on what is  required clickhere!

Adopted Building Codes (Municipal Codes) Code spelled by yellow blocks

 (We are in the process of adopting the 2018 IBC,more information to come)

Building- 2012                          NEC-2020                      Energy Code- 2006 

Global (online) Payments (Not available yet)coming soon

Until online payments have been set up, you may pay for your permit/license by the following methods; over the phone, walk or mail in with a copy of your invoice.

how-to-do-itHow do I print my permit?

Permit Card Printing Tutorial 

While it is encouraged to apply for your building permits on Cascade, we understand that there may be instances where you need to submit a hard copy instead. Those applications are available below or at City Hall:

Building Department Applications

Weld County Health Department Information here!
Weld County Department of Public Health & Environment Application

Items that Require Building Permits

This list is not intended to be all-inclusive. Contact the Building Department prior to the start of your project to confirm if building permits are required.

  • Addition
  • Air Conditioner
  • Basement Finish 
  • Concrete flat work inside property lines
  • Cover existing porches/decks/patios of any heights
  • Deck/Patio/Balcony/Pergola
  • Demolition (if on footings). Asbestos Certificate from the state may be needed.
  • Detached/Attached Garage and/or Carport (fabric canopies not permitted) 
  • Fences
  • Fireplaces & Wood Pellet Stoves
  • Furnace
  • Interior remodels/tenant finish 
  • Minor electrical repairs
  • Outside gas fireplaces
  • Porch railing (depends on the height of the existing porch)
  • Roofing 
  • Sheds (if less than 150 sq./ft. it is considered a shed)
  • Siding/stucco
  • Signs (both temporary and permanent require permits; some signs are exempted - see the Code or contact the Building Department for information)
  • Steps/ramps (concrete or other)
  • Water heater
  • Windows (only if the size and/or shape is changing)
Items that do not Require Building Permits:
  • Demolition (if structure not on footing; an Asbestos Certificate from the State may be needed)
  • Fence repair (if you are repairing/replacing less than 50% of an existing fence)
  • Landscaping (watch for sight triangle)
  • New cabinets
  • Painting interior/exterior
  • Retaining walls if less than 4' tall (call for locates and contact Public Works prior to digging)
  • Sprinkler repairs
  • Roofing- (repairing or replacing less than 1 square (100sq. ft) of shingles)