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Building Permits 

No building or structure, regulated by this Building Code shall be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished unless a separate building permit for each building or structure has been first obtained from the Building Inspection Division. 

For a list of structures that do not require a Building Permit, click here.

A permit application must be submitted for all projects.  The Weld County Code, Chapter 29, requires that every permit applicant supply specific information and certain declarations regarding the proposed work.  Please visit the individual webpages for a list of the specific requirements for Residential, Commercial, Agricultural Exempt (COC), or Oil and Gas projects. 

Residential and Commercial demolition includes any structures located on the property and must include:
1) Proof of ownership, such as a recorded deed.
2) Site map showing where proposed work is to be done, adjacent buildings or structures, any oil and gas production facilities within 200 feet of the proposed demolition, location of driveway and street or County Road accessing from.
3) Asbestos Certification letter from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment – Asbestos Department (303-692-3100)

Building Codes Enforced and Design Criteria
Design Criteria

As of January 1, 2013, Weld County Building Code adopted and enforces the following International Codes in all areas of Unincorporated Weld County:

2012 International Building Code
2012 International Residential Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2012 International Fuel Gas Code
2006 International Energy Conservation Code

Effective July 1, 2015 the 2014 National Electric Code (NEC) was adopted in all portions of unincorporated Weld County.

Amendments to all adopted codes may be found on the County Website listed in Chapter 29 of the Weld County Code.


Planning and Building Department

1555 N 17th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 970-353-6100 x 3540
Fax: 970-304-6498

Inspection Hotline

Phone: 800-234-2534
Phone: 970-400-3015