Electronic Building Permits Boulder Colorado

Submit Building Permits Electronically in Boulder With Service First Permits

Service First Permits is now offering nationwide permit management services through electronic submittals.

Service First Permits has been facilitating electronic submittals and reviews since 2015, and is familiar with common challenges with divisional processing of electronic submittals. Service First Permits, as the Permit Management team will oversee the electronic submittal, review and permit issuance processes to ensure your project achieves the most optimal timeline for review.

SFP has experience with the intricacies of various jurisdictions and the programs utilized for electronic submittals and permit tracking, including but not limited to:


  • Accela®
  • E-Trakit®
  • MobilEyes®
  • EnerGov®
  • CivicPlus®
  • CitizenAccess®

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A Guide to Obtaining E Permits in Boulder Colorado

If you want to make alterations, construct, demolish, move, fix, enlarge, remove, or replace a structure or building on your Boulder Colorado property, it will be required to obtain a permit from the city. It will be required even when you are making any such changes to an accessory attached to the structure or building. The purpose of these permits is to ensure the following:

• Safe building
• Effective use of land
• Coordinated development
• High-quality site planning

The application for planning and development services can be made online.

At Service First Permits, we can assist you through the entire process and help ensure that your electronic permit is received quickly and without any objections.

Building Permit Types

Applying for e-permits is a meticulous process that requires regular communication with the Boulder city building department. While the department has taken all measures to streamline the process, you can find the process complicated and prone to delays. A permit is required for almost all types of jobs involved in your project. The common permit types include:

• Electrical Temporary Construction Power
• Electrical or PV Solar
• Mobile Home Installation
• Fire
• Fence & Wall
• Mechanical HVAC, Wood Burning or Solar Water Heater
• Plumbing
• Roofing Replacement
• Sign
• Floodplain Information Request

Building Permit Review

Once your online application is submitted, the Boulder builder department will review it in a phased manner. There are 2 phases to the process:

• Phase 1: Engineering and zoning factors are reviewed.
• Phase 2: Building and utilities factors are reviewed.

The review time depends on the scope of the project and whether the submitted information is complete and clear. The status of your permit can be checked online from the department’s website.


When your application is submitted online, it will usually be acknowledged with an approximate date when you can expect to hear from the department. Besides your due diligence, the processing time also depends on meeting all the code requirements and the total number of applications under process.

The following table should give you an insight into the expected duration for your e-permit processing:

• Commercial Additions & Alterations: Up to 25 working days
• Residential Additions & Alterations: Up to 20 working days
• New Commercial Buildings: Up to 60 working days
• New Multifamily Dwellings: Up to 60 working days
• New Single-Family Dwellings: Up to 40 working days

If additional information is required or some information is missing, the department will contact you by phone or mail, thus increasing the review time.

Submitting Your Building Permit

When it comes to submitting your building permit application, it will be required to provide the following information:
• Site plan
• Building plans

A site plan may not be needed when the work is restricted to interior remodeling. One digital file needs to be submitted per the building permit requirement. Additional documents such as soil report, evidence of water, warranty deed, access, and evidence of sanitation may also be required depending on the type of project.

Professional Assistance

A look at the various documentation requirements for the permit can give you a pretty good idea of how complicated it can become. From ensuring documentation and information completion and clarity to following the right steps, we at Service First Permits can take care of all aspects of the job. We are a trusted permit management service provider in Boulder. Whether you are a business or homeowner, general contractor, project manager, architect, or anyone else that needs a building e-permit, we can assist you in saving time and money.

If you need more information about applying for and obtaining building permits electronically, consult with us at Service First Permits. Our experienced and specialized team can answer all your queries and make the process even more streamlined.

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