Per public health guidelines, access to Town buildings is closed. However, staff is still available - many of them remotely - to provide necessary services. Here's how to work with us online.
Building Counter and Permitting
- Over-the-counter permits are still available through the Town’s permitting website.
- Electronic submittals through TRAKIT are required for all residential and commercial projects. All submitted documents must be in PDF format.
- The Town Building Division will not be scheduling any face-to-face meetings. However, we do have the ability to host remote meetings. If interested, please contact 720-733-3527.
- There will be no interruption in the issuance of Certificates of Occupancy during this time.
- Until further notice, inspection services will continue for new residential, commercial and multi-family construction.
- As of Feb. 8, 2021, building inspections related to occupied residential dwelling units, that require the inspector to go inside will be lifted. Remote virtual inspections will still be performed; however, in-person inspections may be requested for occupied residential dwelling units.
- A waiver will be required for either type of inspections for occupied residential dwelling units.
- The Town has adopted rules in Castle Rock Municipal Code Chapter 15.04 providing the ability for the Town's inspectors to conduct remove video inspections of properties for the duration of the local disaster emergency declaration in the Town of Castle Rock that went into effect on March 17, 2020.
- Guidelines for remote video inspection have been drafted and include: Chief Building Official Rule Regarding Remote Video Inspections (PDF), Remote Video Inspection Waiver (PDF), In-Person Inspection Waiver (PDF), Remote Video Inspection Guidelines (PDF). These documents will be provided to all individuals who request an inspection and fall under the guidelines for a remote video inspection.
- Please also note: for final electrical inspections a plug tester will be required and testers may be checked out from the Castle Rock Building Division,
- Residential inspections for projects on the exterior of occupied dwelling units, such as decks, roofs and photovoltaic inspections (excluding attic) will continue.
- This suspension does not allow work that requires inspections to be covered or concealed until such time that it can be inspected and approved.
Residential permit applications
Contractors are required to have a valid license from a jurisdiction with an ICC equivalent exam, certificate of liability of insurance, workers compensation insurance (if applicable) and current registration with the Town of Castle Rock prior to applying for a building permit. Visit eTrakiT for contractor registration and renewal information.
Homeowners may act as their own contractor for residential additions, alterations or repairs. Homeowner Affidavit - this form is required for homeowner’s performing their own work and acting as their own general contractor.
Residential building permit types are available through eTrakiT. The Town of Castle Rock Building Division supports Project Green. Project Green promotes an environmentally responsible and sustainable Town workforce, which includes paperless building permit applications. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their plans electronically in PDF format for review through eTrakiT.
As an alternate to eTrakiT, applicants may send their building permit application packages:
- Email to the Building Division
- Mail or deliver in person to 100 N. Wilcox St.
- Fax to 720-733-2207
Some permit types may not require a plan review. These are Residential Roof (for re-roofing projects), Residential AC, Residential Furnace, Residential Water Softener, Residential Water Heater (if tankless, a review will be added after submittal for review of gas piping load calculations). Items required for submittal will be noted in the application process. For questions please contact the Building Division by email or by phone at 720-733-3527 for questions regarding requirements and plan review.
Please note - tankless water heaters require a plan review. Please provide the manufacturers specification sheet and gas piping load calculations with your submittal.
Residential fire sprinklers
Temporary erosion and sediment control (TESC)
As of July 1, 2019, changes to the erosion control program for residential building are in effect. Residential developments must comply with the new vertical residential TESC Permit requirements. No building permits will be released without an approved TESC Plan and Permit in place.
Vertical Residential TESC Permit Submittal requirements:
- Land use application
- TESC permit (PDF)
- Cost estimate (PDF)
- Vertical Residential Drawing and Report Checklist (PDF)
- Vertical Residential Drawing and Report prepared by a professional engineer (example plan (PDF))
Submit to DevReview@CRgov.com.
Single-family custom homes require a Low Impact TESC Permit. Requirements can be found in Section 7 of the TESC Manual (PDF)
Multi-family residential projects, other than paired-home construction, are subject to the regulatory authority of the Standard TESC Permit Program from the start of grading operations through final Close-out Acceptance. They do not require a separate Vertical Residential TESC Permit for vertical construction.
For more information, see step-by-step instructions(PDF).
Residential bonding for final grade
When final grade cannot be achieved due to weather, the permittee may submit the completed form on page 2 of the Residential Bonding Policy (PDF) for final grade to request approval to post a Fiscal Surety. Bonds will be approved only in cases where final grade cannot be established because of adverse site conditions caused by weather at the time of the final inspection. Bonds for reasons other than weather-related site conditions will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to denial. Temporary sediment controls are required at all times regardless of weather conditions.
|Residential detached tract home|
|Residential attached (townhouses etc) home|
|Deck and Porch Uncovered||checklist|
|Covered deck, porch, patio,pergola||checklist|
|Gas line for appliances
|Gas line and sewer line repair
|Residential air conditioning*
|Residential attached garage
|Residential detached garage
Residential hot tub, pool or spa
Residential retaining wall
Residential water heater*
Residential water heater - tankless**
- Residential CO Checklist (PDF)
- Custom Home Application
- Building Permit Application (PDF)
- Landscape and Irrigation Design Affidavit (PDF)
- Contractor Registration and Renewal Form (PDF)
- Certificate of Occupancy Policy (PDF)
- Residential Water Fixture Unit Calculations (PDF)
- Gas Line Appliance Checklist (DOC)
- 2018 Uncovered Decks and Porches Guide
- 2018 Re-roof Guide
- 2018 Patio Covers Carport Guide
- 2018 One Story Addition Guide
- 2018 Basement Finish Guide
- 2018 Detached Garage Guide
- 2018 Enclosing Patio Guide
- Electronic Submittal Guidelines (PDF)
- Revisions and Resubmittal Guidelines (PDF)