Building Permits / Inspections

NOTICE: No inspections will be performed August 6th



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.

Wondering what's being built around the community? Check out the current development applications under review page. For more information about upcoming neighborhood meetings, including notice of application or public hearings, check the calendar for details and meeting dates. 


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 plat and drawing is required for a deck, patio, patio cover and shed if the shed is over 200 sq. ft. 
  • 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 emailed after 14 days, call the building office. You will need to pay for the permit and pick up the permit at the building office. The final documents will be emailed after the permit is picked up. 
Other information:

  • Contractors must have a current license with the Town of Frederick. If the license is not up to date, the permit fee is subject to a double permitting fee.
  • For concrete work, please call the Town of Frederick Planning Department to check set back requirements.  
  • 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. 
  • Tiny homes are not permitted in Frederick. 
  • All livable structures must be larger than 500 sq. ft, have a foundation and able to hook up to utilities.
  

​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
  • 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 
  • May 31
  • July 5
  • September 6
  • November 11
  • November  25 and 26
  • December 23 and 24
  • December 31
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