Community Development COVID-19 Statement

In response to county, state and national Declarations of Emergency on March 13th, we are temporarily changing how we provide our services. The Community Development front counter and offices are closed to the public starting March 17th for in-person transactions - Read the Full StatementSee individual statements for Building, Code Compliance, Engineering and Planning


Community Development Drop Off/Pick Up March 27 - April 17th:

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and declared state and county Stay At Home Orders, our building is closed to the public March 27 - April 17, 2020.  Staff is highly encouraging all documents for pick up or submittal to be done via mail or electronically. If this is not an option, please make an appointment to drop off or pick up plans from Community Development. Please call 498-7683 to schedule an appointment.  

Permits and Plans 

We cannot accept in-person submittals of plans, permits and contractor license applications or other documents, or issue permits or licenses in-person at this time. Review of plans, permit applications and contractor licenses will continue, as will building inspections, with much of our staff either teleworking or practicing social distancing in the office and in the field. Using our on-line portal, fees may be paid, miscellaneous permits applied for, inspections scheduled, contractor licenses processed, and more. Customers may contact us in the following ways:

By e-mail

By phone

  • Building Permits & Contractor Licensing: (970) 498-7670 
  • Building Code & Plan Review: (970) 498-7660
  • Building Inspections: (970) 498-7703

By mail 

Larimer County Community Development, Building Division, P.O. Box 1190, Fort Collins, CO 80521

Using our on-line customer portal



Inspections for the following will continue business-as-usual: 

  • Non-Occupied Spaces (including New Construction) 
  • Additions accessed from the exterior 
  • Tenant Finishes of Unoccupied Commercial Spaces 
  • Reroofs 
  • Solar Permits 
  • Footings & Foundations 
  • Underground Plumbing 
  • Sub Slab Radon 
  • Slab Insulation 

Video Inspections are now available for occupied residences and commercial buildings to include: 

  • Furnace 
  • Water Heater 
  • Boiler and Air Conditioning Installations 
  • Basement Finishes 
  • Interior Remodels and Alterations 
  • Vacation Home Life-Safety Surveys 
  • Additions accessed through an occupied structure 

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and cooperation in teaming with us to help mitigate this global issue.