Appointment Required for access to Town Hall
Town Hall is currently locked and accessible by appointment only. Appointments can be made to pick-up permits or to drop off documents by calling (303)926-2780. Submittals are being accepted electronically thru the Self-Service Portal (preferred), or via email. Limited rapid review appointments are available - please see "Apply For Permits" tab below for information.
If you need to speak to an inspector for an inspection time window, to cancel a scheduled inspection, or for any other reason please call (303)926-2784 ONLY between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. daily. For any other items that cannot be addressed via email, please call the main number (303)926-2780 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Schedule an Inspection
- Visit the “Customer Self-Service Portal” on desktop or mobile device
- Login or Register
- On a mobile device, select the menu button (top left-hand corner - 3 stacked horizontal lines)
- Click “Search”
- Search the permit # (do NOT include BPR/BPC) must enter a 4-digit year
- Click on your permit
- Click “Inspections”
- Check the inspections you need under “Action”
- Request inspections
- Select a date
- Add any notes/comments
- A green checkmark means success!
- Inspection cut off time is 4:00 PM the business day prior
- Cancellations must be submitted in the ’Cancel’ tab
- To speak to an inspector for call 303-926-2780, between 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
- Inspection results are made available by 5:00 p.m
- Inspections may be canceled - check with our office to confirm your inspection
There are several ways to apply for permits. Please use only one method. Please do not apply more than once.
Apply for permits via email
Applications can be printed from the "Building Permit Applications" page and emailed in with all required documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rapid Plan Review
Most Wednesdays, from 9-11:00 a.m., staff is on-hand to review residential permit applications for simple projects including most basement finishes, decks, pergolas, fire pits, etc. Not all projects qualify for rapid review. It is at the discretion of the plans examiner as to whether or not a rapid review is appropriate.
- Applicants may request a rapid review appointment via email. The email subject must say "RAPID REVIEW REQUEST".
- All documentation for review (application, construction documents, homeowner affidavit, etc.) must be submitted electronically at least 36 hours in advance (by 4:00 p.m. on Monday).
- Staff will notify applicant by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday of their appointment/ time slot.
- Appointments will be scheduled for either 20 or 30 minutes depending on the scope of the project. If a review will require more than this amount of time, it does not qualify for rapid review.
- All contractors on the project must have current Town of Erie license and current certificate of insurance on file for project to be reviewed.
Limit of one plan reviewed per person/company.
If all required documentation is not submitted or any of the contractors listed are not current, you may submit your application however, your plan will not be reviewed during the rapid review time.
Live Video Inspections area available for occupied residential dwellings. View the full policy and procedure.
- Call (303) 926-2780 before 4 p.m. to request a live video inspection for the following business day.
- Provide the active building permit number, property address, type of inspection requested and an email address.
- A live video meeting invitation link will be emailed with confirmation of the scheduled inspection start time.
Opens a New Window. Current Building Codes
Building codes are established to provide minimum standards to safeguard life and limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling construction. Effective January 17, 2020, the Town of Erie is currently under the following codes:
- The International Building Code, 2015 Edition Opens in New Window
- The International Residential Code, 2015 Edition Opens in New Window
- The National Electrical Code, 2017 Edition Opens in New Window
- The International Energy Conservation Code, 2015 Edition Opens in New Window
- The International Mechanical Code, 2015 Edition Opens in New Window
- The International Plumbing Code, 2015 Edition Opens in New Window
- The International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, 2015 Edition Opens in New Window
- The International Fuel Gas Code, 2015 Edition Opens in New Window
- The International Existing Building Code, 2015 Edition Opens in New Window
- The International Fire Code, 2015 Edition Opens in New Window
The Town will be adopting the 2020 National Electrical Code by August 2021.
Building Guide Handouts
Building guide handouts are available in the Building Division at Town Hall and online. If you have any questions, please email
Note: Some projects require a minimum setback from property line whether or not a building permit is required. Please see the Building Division for required subdivision setbacks and property easements. No part of any structure may project into an easement per Section 10-4-2 of the Municipal Code.
Before You Dig
Before digging, call the Utility Notification Center of Colorado at 800-922-1987. It’s fast, free, and it is the law. Call at least three days before you plan to dig. Protect yourself, your family, and your neighborhood.