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1. Building Permit Requirements and Fees Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / Building Permits and Licenses

Building permits are required to erect, enlarge, alter, remove, demolish, or repair any structure in the City of Arvada.  Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits are required for almost ever...


2. Other (Code Enforcement) Online Request Available
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Code Enforcement's goal is to preserve and enhance existing commercial and residential areas as quality areas to live and shop, and to provide a quality living environment for the citizens of Arv...


3. Snow and Ice on Sidewalks Online Request Available
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It is the responsibility of property owners to remove snow, ice and slush within 24 hours after the snow has stopped falling. 18.8-302.3.3. Snow removal generally.  The owner of any premises oth...


4. Plan Reviews - Residential and Commercial Online Request Available
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Residential Plans must be submitted for all new or remodeling residential construction in the City of Arvada.  Two complete sets of plans, including site plan, must be submitted to the Building I...


5. Noise Online Request Available
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Sec. 94-2. It is unlawful to obstruct any public street, sidewalk, or crosswalks.  Obstruction of sidewalks and crosswalks.(a)  No person shall occupy any crosswalk or any private crossing o...


6. Obstructions on Streets, Sidewalks, and Crosswalks Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / City Ordinance & Code Enforcement

Sec. 94-2. It is unlawful to obstruct any public street, sidewalk, or crosswalks.  Obstruction of sidewalks and crosswalks.(a)  No person shall occupy any crosswalk or any private cross...


7. Barking Dogs Online Request Available
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It shall be unlawful for any owner or custodian of an animal to allow that animal to create a disturbance by loud, persistent, or habitual barking, howling, yelping or other unreasonable noise. If po...


8. Building Inspections
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Inspections are required after obtaining the required permits for building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical work.  Permits are required for all sorts of work, including roofing, solar, siding...


9. Licensing of Contractors Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / Building Permits and Licenses

All contractors working in the City of Arvada must be licensed or registered by the City.  All plumbing and electrical contractors must be licensed by the State as well.  To obtain a contrac...


10. Snow and Ice Control Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / Streets -Signals -Signs

During the course of a snowstorm, operators and equipment are working around the clock removing snow and ice to provide safe and passable roadways throughout the City. The City's snow plow routes do ...

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