Building Permits

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410 East 5th Street 
Loveland, CO 80537
General Inquires - (970) 962-2505

When is a permit required?

A building permit is required for new construction, additions, or alterations. Examples of projects that require a building permit are:



 New Dwellings  New Buildings
 Building Additions  Building Additions
 Decks  New Mezzanine
 Storage Sheds over 200sf  Storage Sheds over 120sf
 Basement Finish  Interior Remodel / Tenant Finish
 Interior Remodel  HVAC
 HVAC  Plumbing
 Demos  (State Asbestos report required)  Electrical
 Carports  Demos  (State Asbestos report required)


  • How do I obtain a building permit?
  • How do I request an inspection?
  • What code does the City of Loveland enforce?
  • How long will it take to get a building permit? The current plan review estimate for permits is 20-30 working days per round of review.
  • Is a contractor required? A homeowner can complete their own work in the home that they reside in. Valid City of Loveland contractors are required for any structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing work in rental homes, multi-family buildings and non-residential buildings. To obtain or renew a contractors license click here. To verify that a contractor holds a valid City license call 970-962-2632