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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. 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...


3. Noise Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / City Ordinance & Code Enforcement

The complete noise ordinance is rather long and is broken into numerous sections. We recommend you check City Ordinance 38-62 if you want to get all of the specifics. Basically, the time for quiet h...


4. 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...


5. 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...


6. Livestock Regulations/Prohibited Animals Online Request Available
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Arvada law regulates the keeping of livestock, as well as smaller domestic pets and fowl.  Livestock, including horses, cattle, sheep, and goats, must remain at least 100 feet from any neighborin...


7. Trash and Rubbish or Garbage Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / City Ordinance & Code Enforcement

It is unlawful to accumulate and store rubbish, garbage  and debris on property. Sec. 18.8-308.4.  I.P.M.C. - Section 308.4, Removal of rubbish or garbage.18.8-308.4. Removal of rubbish or g...


8. Pet Limits Online Request Available
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Arvada ordinance limits pet animals to no more then 3 dogs, or no more than 2 pot-bellied pigs per household. It further limits the combinations of dogs and pot-bellied pigs with cats up to 4 maximum ...


9. Building Inspections
Ask Arvada / Building Permits and Licenses

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...


10. Licensing of Contractors Online Request Available
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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...

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