Building Department

The Town of Bennett recently implemented a new system for issuing Building Permits. You must first create an account. Instructions for how to do so can be found here. If you are an existing contractor please email bennettbuilding@bennett.co.us to obtain an access code, this will allow you to link your existing license and permits to your portal.

You can apply for the following permits through the Building Permit Portal

  • One Stop Building Permit
  • General Building Permit
  • Fence Permit
  • Sign Permit
  • Infrastructure/Utility Permit
  • New Street/Concrete Infrastructure Permit
  • Right of Way, Construction or Access Use Permit

June is Reduced Building Permit Fee Month

During the month of June, the Town of Bennett will be offering reduced permit fees on some home projects. 

Permit fees on projects including siding, windows, fences, reroofing, decks, AC improvements, furnace replacements, water/sewer repairs and water heaters will be reduced by 50% during the month of June. 

The goal is to help residents with the cost of permit fees and still encourage home improvement projects. 

This program is only eligible for homeowners. Discounted permit fees include building permit fee, plan review fee and fence permit fee. Use and county taxes are not adjusted for reduced permit fee month. Eligible permits must be paid for and issued during the month of June 2022. 

If you have questions regarding eligible projects, please contact the Building Department at bennettbuilding@bennett.co.us

Building Permits

New construction permits requires an appointment. Please email bennettbuilding@bennett.co.us for an appointment. 

The Town of Bennett is pleased to offer a "One Stop" building permit for certain projects. If you have questions if you need a permit you can download the handout below or watch this video

Homeowner Permit Information

Permit Fee Information

Please see the Town of Bennett Schedule of Fees for typical fees associated with obtaining a building permit from the Town of Bennett. Please note, however, each project is specific and final fees are not determined until a complete building permit application has been submitted and reviewed by Town staff.

Typical taxes associated with building permits:

  • 2% Use Tax which is calculated based on half of the total valuation of the project
  • 0.25% Arapahoe County open space sales & use tax which is calculated based on half of the total valuation for the projects within Arapahoe County.

Many building permits require a detailed plan before your permit will be approved. We have some helpful guides to our most common building projects.

How to Obtain an Engineering Permit

Inspections

The Town of Bennett Building Department is moving building inspection requests online to the permit portal. Voicemail requests will no longer be accepted. Instructions for how to request an inspection can be found here. If you are having problems requesting your inspection, you can email inspections@bennett.co.us. If you have general questions about your permit or using the portal, please email bennettbuilding@bennett.co.us

Inspection requests must be received by 4:00 p.m. the day before in order to be placed on the schedule the following day. Inspections are scheduled Monday-Friday. The Town of Bennett observes most Federal Holidays and may have modified schedules around them. Confirm that the Town will be open on your requested day by checking the Town of Bennett website or emailing bennettbuilding@bennett.co.us Inspectors will try to accommodate requests as best they can, however the Town does not provide any guarantee that your inspection will be performed in the window you request. Inspections can occur at any time between 7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on the date requested.

Homeowners exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, headache or body aches, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or loss of taste or smell should reschedule their home inspection.

2022 Fee Schedule

If the Directory of Fees and Charges is not displaying below, download here

SFE Calculator

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Residential Development Checklist

Download the PDF here

Commercial Development Checklist

Download the PDF here

Accessory Structure Checklist

Download the PDF here

Monthly Permit Reports

2022
2021
2020
2019

Electrical License Contemporaneous Review Guidelines

You may print and complete all pages of the building permit application and return them to the Town of Bennett in person or by mail. You may also complete the electronic form and return by email.  Send the completed application to the Town of Bennett Building Department by:

A representative will process the application and notify you of the fee to be paid by cash, check or online with a credit card. Credit cards cannot be taken over the phone.

Once payment has been received, a receipt, permit and permit card will be completed and work may commence.

Failure to obtain a permit prior to beginning work will result in the permit fees doubling.


Bennett Fire Protection District Inspection

Bennett Fire Protection District will also inspect construction, by working with the Town  this will help ensure that builders have all the necessary information up front.

Please contact Bennett Fire Protection District at: (303) 644-3572



Moving and Demolition Information

State of Colorado Asbestos Notifications and Permits