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Windows and Siding Installation

Permits are required to install replacement windows and siding on residential homes. If there are structural changes or egress windows being installed, you will need to apply for an Interior Remodel permit.

Guidelines for Submittal

To submit a complete application you will need:


  1. Number of replacement windows
  2. If doors are being replaced, need to have the door location
  3. U Factor rating on the windows


 If you are replacing less than one square of siding, a permit is not required.

  1. Type of Siding
  2. Number of squares replaced

Submit Application

Applications can be submitted in person or electronically using the online customer portal at If submitted electronically, please select MISC permit type and then select the subtype that best fits your type of work.

Once a complete application is submitted, it will receive a plan review, when the plan review is complete, the applicant will be notified via e-mail when the permit is approved and ready for payment. Licensed contractors will be asked to login using your contractor license number in the "Arvada Contractor" field and your password. If you don't remember your password you can use the "Forgot your password" link and the information will be sent to the email on file.



  • $50 for each trade type.
  • Use Tax

If there are structural changed, the permit fee will be based on Table 18-1 of the adopted permit fee table. A plan review fee will also be applied.


  • House Wrap - Siding only
  • Final Building

No one needs to be home to complete the inspection, please make sure that access is available and no dogs are in that access area.

Closing the permit

Once all inspections have been completed with an approved of final status, the permit status will be set to FINALED. All inspection records can be reviewed and downloaded at