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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. Noise Online Request Available
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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. 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...


5. Setbacks for Property Lines Online Request Available
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Prior to construction of additions, or structures, all distances from property lines (setbacks) must comply with the City code. View more information regarding building distances from property lines (...


6. Weeds Online Request Available
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All vegetation, including grass/brush or weeds, may not exceed 12 inches in height. 18.8-302.4. Weeds.  All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or dead plant growth...


7. Plan Reviews - Residential and Commercial Online Request Available
Ask Arvada / Building Permits and Licenses

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...


8. Junked, Abandoned, Inoperable or Unlicensed Vehicles Online Request Available
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To report a violation of this code, contact the Police Department if the vehicle is on public right of way (streets, sidewalks, etc.) at 720-898-6900, or contact Code Enforcement if the vehicle is on ...


9. Semi-Trucks and Large Vehicles Online Request Available
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Semi-trucks and large vehicles (to include dump trucks)are not allowed in residential areas except for loading and unloading.Sec. 54-54.  Article I, section 513. Parking of major vehicles in resi...


10. 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...

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