Building Permits / Inspections


Building Code Update:


Starting June 30,2021 the 2018 I-codes and 2020 NEC will be used. 

Building Division


The Building Division is a division of the Engineering and Utilities Department and is responsible for the building permit and inspection activities for all commercial, industrial, and residential projects within the town with the express goal of maintaining a safe building environment for all citizens and businesses.

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Where to Start 

Have a project you wat to do but unsure how to get things moving? Use this checklist to get the correct documents submitted and keep your project on track.
  • Fill out the fillable permit application. 
  • A drawing is required for a basement finish and remodeling. 
  • A plot plan and drawing is required for anything that changes the foot print of the structure-  deck, patio, patio cover, pergola, garage additions, accessory dwelling unit and additions onto the house. 
  • Contact the building department about sheds.
  • Call 811 to be sure you are not digging into power lines.
  • Submit electronic application, drawings and plot plot plan to building@frederickco.gov
  • The review period is up to 14 business days.  You will receive an email when the review is done. If you have not been contacted after 14 days, call the building office. 
  • You can pay for the permit over the phone or in person but the permit will need to be picked up in person at the building office. The final documents will be emailed after the permit is picked up. The permit will need to be on-site and visible to all.
Other information:

  • Contractors must have a current license with the Town of Frederick. If the license is not current, the permit fee is subject to a double permitting fee.
  • For concrete, stone and rock work, please call the Town of Frederick Planning Department to check setback requirements.  
  • Do not build on utility easements.
  • Metal buildings, including garages and carports are not permitted in residential areas of Frederick.
  • Tiny homes are not permitted in Frederick. 
  • For a shed smaller than 200 sq. ft. a permit is not needed but please speak to the Town of Frederick Planning Department to be sure you are meeting set back requirements. 
  • If landscaping or building materials will be left in the street, please submit a materials drop permit. Materials can be left in the street for up to 72 hours. Traffic control cones must be set up around the materials. Dumpsters may not be left in the street or in an alley. They are only allowed to stay in the residents driveway. 
  • All livable structures must be larger than 500 sq. ft, have a permanent foundation and able to hook up to utilities.
  • For fencing requirements, setback standards and easement questions, please refer to Town of Frederick Planning's common questions.

      Roofing Projects

  • Water and ice shield is required on eves and valleys.

  • Inspections include mid roof and final

  • Mid-roof inspection includes complete tear-off, all underlayment and flashing installed, and 25% to 75% of shingles required.

  • If a mid-roof inspection is not done, a final inspection will not be performed. Roofing contractor will be required to tear off up to 25% of the shingles to complete the mid roof inspection. 

  

​Building Permit Applications

The Building Division will ONLY be accepting electronic applications and plan sets to building@frederickco.gov

Inspections



For a patio cover or deck, please request an inspection at the following points:
  • Footings
  • Rough Framing
  • Mid-roof Inspection
  • After any electrical has been done 
  • Final Inspection
For other inspections, please request an inspection at the follow points:
  • If you plan on moving underground pipes, have the pipes inspected first. 
  • After framing
  • After electrical is finished
  • After plumbing is finished
  • If installing insulation other than the insulation blanket
  • After drywall is hung
  • Final Inspection

Inspection Requests

The best and most efficient way to schedule an inspection is to use our online form:

Inspection Request Form

If you are unable to use the online form please call 720.382.5620 to schedule an inspection. 

Please schedule 1-2 days before inspection is needed. Inspections requests requested  before 7 am can be scheduled for the same day in most cases and based on availability.

Commercial electrical inspection requests shall be submitted by 3pm the prior day. 

2021 Holiday Closures 
  • November 11
  • November  25 and 26
  • December 23 and 24
  • December 31
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