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Development Permits


A Master Development permit (DEV) and sub permits (see below) linked to this master permit are required for work in the right of way or easement for any development in the City of Arvada that has been approved by the Development Engineer for construction and we have signed construction plans and an escrow or LOC for the public improvements.

The sub permits types are:

  • WUTL - Wet Utilities including subgrade/subbase and degradation fees if applicable
  • WTAP - Wet Tap
  • FWC - Flatwork
  • APLT - Asphalt Patching
  • PAVE - Paving/Overlay
  • TRF - Traffic Control Devices including public signs, striping, pavement markings, etc.
  • MILL - Milling


How do I apply for these permits

All sub permit applications along with your DEV master permit number will be emailed to the developer/general contractor once we have signed civil construction plans and an approved LOC/Escrow. These completed applications (which must include job value for collection of sales and use tax, see below for more information) will need to be submitted back to for review and approval. Once approved you will be notified by email that they are ready for payment.

How do I pay for these permits

Once approved, these permits can be paid for by the developer/general contractor by logging into your AEC account at These permits will go into a pending status until we receive your sub contractors sign on forms and traffic control plans (if required). 

How do these permits get issued

Once you have hired your sub contractors (they must have a current municipal contractor license with the City of Arvada Engineering) they will need to submit their sub contractor sign on form and traffic control plan (if required) to for review. These reviews can take up to 7 days to be returned. Once these are reviewed and approved the permit status will be set to issued and an email will be sent to the developer and contractor. Please note, if a Traffic Control contractor is setting up traffic control only they must also submit a Traffic Control Contractor Form to


 - Additional Information -

Sales and Use Tax 

In order to efficiently serve our community the City of Arvada Engineering Division started collecting use tax on every right-of-way permit at the time of permit issuance in 2019. This change will simplify the tax payment process for both contractors and the City as taxes will be collected up front instead of after the project has been completed. These fees are calculated on the job value provided on your application. The contractor/developer is subject to audits on these taxes. 


Inspections are completed on a daily basis Monday through Friday between 8am and 3pm, and must be scheduled online until 6 a.m. of the desired day of inspection. To schedule inspections please visit and login with your Arvada Contractor license (AEC #) and password.

*Special Inspection Requests:

Work that will be inspected during non-city business hours needs to be requested and approved. Please send your inspection requests to at least 1 business day prior to your desired work date.


Contact Information

  •  Warranty Telephone Number:
  • Email:
  •  Street Address:
    8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002