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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 to obtain an access code, this will allow you to link your existing license and permits to your portal.

Beginning October 2023, The Building Department can only accept PDF file format for Plan Review.

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

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

The Town of Bennett has adopted the following building codes: 

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2023 National Electrical Code

Adoption Ordinance

Municipal Code


Solar Permits

Solar installation contractors can now apply for solar permits through the Town's permitting portal with SolarAPP+. SolarAPP+ provides a code-compliance check for the majority of residential roof-mounted photovoltaic systems. Contractors must be registered with SolarAPP+ in order to qualify for the automated review.

To apply through SolarAPP+, access the SolarAPP+ website at Once the application is approved, apply for the permit, pay fees, and request inspections through the Town permit portal.


Building Permits

Many construction projects require a permit. If you have questions about if you need a permit you can download the handout below, watch this video,  or contact the building department at or 303-644-3249 ext. 1032.

Homeowner Permit Information

Once a permit has been issued, work may commence. The issued permit card, and any stamped, approved plans must always be printed and available on site when work is being done.

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

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 fees associated with building permits:

Building Permit Fee which is based on the total valuation of the project.

Plan Review Fee which is based on the total valuation of the project.

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.

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


2024 Fee Schedule

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

SFE Calculator

Download the SFE Calculator

Residential Development Checklist

Download the PDF here

New Residential Master Plan Checklist

Download the PDF here

Stock Model Plan Checklist

Download the PDF here.

Commercial Development Checklist

Download the PDF here

Accessory Structure Checklist

Download the PDF here

New Home Inspection Process

Download the PDF here

New Commercial Inspection Process

Download the PDF here

Certificate of Occupancy Request Form

Download the PDF here

Demolition Permit