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New Single Family

Before you Apply

Thinking about building a new home in Arvada? If the lot is over 10,000 square feet a site development permit must be obtained. 

Required Documents

Below are the required documents that must be filled out completely and submitted with permit application or the permit will not be accepted. Custom Home Plans will require that the Plan Review Fee is paid when the permit is dropped off for review. Permits require 2- 4 weeks for repeat plans and 4- 6 weeks for custom or master plans/approximately. Any delay in your reply to our questions will affect the time to get any permit approved.

For Custom Homes Provide:

  • Plot Plan
  • Building Plans/Complete structural, elevations & braced wall lines must be specified on plans.
  • Basement structural floors with ventilation and moisture mitigation plan.
  • Foundation Plans stamped by a Colorado Professional Engineer.
  • Truss packs stamped -136 vult Exp-C 30lb snow roof.
  • Rescheck www.energycodes.gov if doing total UA design for energy code compliance OR
  • Hers rating performance design for energy code compliance.
  • Drainage Plan with contours separate from site plan.
  • Heat Calculations/Manual J and D.
  • Application filled out completely.
  • Soil Report.
  • Unless otherwise noted by building department that the building could be Exposure C.

For Mastered Homes Provide:

  • Architectural Plans
    • All elevations required
  • Engineered Structural Plans
    • All elevations required

For Repeat Plan Sets from Master provide:

  • Plot Plan
  • Site specific Foundation Plan stamped by a Colorado Professional Engineer.
  • Truss packs stamped -136 vult Exp-C 30lb snow roof.
  • Rescheck www.energycodes.gov if doing total UA design for energy code compliance OR
  • Hers rating performance design for energy code compliance.
  • Drainage Plan with contours separate from site plan.
  • Heat Calculations/Manual J and D.
  • Application filled out completely.
  • Soil Report.

Required Approvals

Approvals for permit issuance is required from Planning, Engineering and Building Inspections

Inspections

Inspections can be scheduled until 6:00 a.m. of the desired inspection date. Inspections are completed Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All inspection can be scheduled using arvadapermits.org or by calling 720-898-7630 and using the automated line. A 3-digit inspection code is required.

Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.)

To obtain a Certificate of Occupancy the project must be in good standing with Engineering, Planning and Stormwater. All fees must be paid prior to issuance of the C.O.

Step 1. All final inspections are completed:

  • Final Building,
  • Final Electrical,
  • Final Mechanical (HVAC) 
  • Final Plumbing
  • CO- Public Improvement 

Step 2: Upload Required Documents

All documents should be uploaded to the permit through www.arvadapermits.org/etrakti3. All documents must be uploaded individually in PDF format.

Provide the following:

  • Air Leakage Report
  • Blower Door Certification- less than or equal to 3 ACH/ Min
  • Energy certification, if using performance based method
  • Provide documentation of compliance with section R302.13 of the 2015 IRC for fire protection of floor assemblies.
  • Provide the Foundation Inspection Form with each of the required inspections signed off and stamped by the engineer that approved the inspection. See Foundation Inspection Form for details.
  • Final ILC w/ impervious surface calculation
  • Final Grading Certificate

 

Step 3: Schedule a CO/TCO Inspection.

This will notify the other departments a CO or TCO is being requested. Upload all required documents with request, missing documentation may result in a denial of request.

Step 4: Pay Fees

1. Pay your tap fees. If paying fees with non-certified funds, you must allow for the payment to clear before you will be approved for a Certificate of Occupancy.

2. Pay the landscape inspection fee or escrow.

Step 5: Monitor arvadapermits.org

Once all required documents are added to the permit and you have scheduled the inspection, monitor arvadapermits.org to make sure all of the reviews are completed by the following departments:

  • Engineering
  • Planning
  • Utility Billing
  • Building

After all items have been submitted and are approved a Certificate of Occupancy may be issued. An email will be sent to the permit applicant when the permit status is updated. Please allow 3-5 business days for the request to be reviewed.

 

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (T.C.O)

A Temporary Certificate of Occupancy can be requested, please complete the steps for a Certificate of Occupancy and email buildingpermits@arvada.org with details for your request of a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.