Building Applications, Fees & Guides

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Building Permit Applications

Applications for a building permit with the City of Fort Lupton are now submitted through Cascade. To apply for a building permit, please go to the link at:

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Please note, 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.

For more information on the Building Permit Application process with the City, visit:

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 flatwork 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