The Application Process

How to Apply for a Building Permit

  1. Download the Building Permit Application or pick one up at the Building Department:
    Lafayette City Hall
    1290 S. Public Rd.
    Lafayette, CO 80026
  2. Fill out the application.
  3. Submittal requirements depend upon the complexity of the project but typically include two sets of plans and plot plans.Three sets of plans are required for residential additions, new residential homes, and new commercial buildings.For more information see the following:
  4. Drop off your completed application and required materials at the Building Department or fax them to 303-665-2153 or email to
  5. Allow three to four working days for us to process your permit application for most applications.
  6. The Building Department will call or email you when permit is ready.

Historic Preservation Board Historic Building Improvement Grant
The Lafayette Historic Preservation Board is offering 2 competitive grants of $1,000 for a historic building improvement project.  See the Grant Application below for more details.
    Grant Application

Application Processing Timelines

The Building Department tries to issue your permit as soon as possible.Below is the typical time frame for processing permits.
  • One to two working days for HVAC, reroof, sidings, and window replacements
  • Three to four working days for small projects such as decks, fences, and basement finishes
  • One week for commercial tenant finish, permanent signs, residential additions, garages, and corner-lot fences
  • Three weeks for new residential house, duplex, multi-family buildings, and new commercial buildings