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General Permit Information

Building Permit Application Process:

Applicants may now submit an online application, track permit status, request inspections and download issued permits and approved plans, through the Community Connect.  Register here to get started.  

Learn more about Community Connect

Need to link Foxfield to a previously created account?  Send a request to the Town Clerk: Be sure to include the full name of the company as previously created in Community Connect as well as the email address of the team, or persons that access the system.

Primary Contacts:

Planning and zoning contact:  Travis Reynolds

Building permit requirements or status:  Nick Chand

Row permit* or engineering:  Erica Olsen

Community Core access:  Kathleen Schmitz

*Requires separate permit application

General Permit Information


Before planning any project be sure to consult the zoning regulations in Chapter 16 of the Municipal Code and submit the appropriate permit application(s) that may be required. The Town currently enforces the 2015 edition of the International Building Codes. No project may be started until a permit has been approved. Failure to comply with Town Building Regulations or failure to obtain a permit could result in a fine and stop work order. 

When is a Building Permit Needed?

From replacing a water heater to building a new home, the question is always, "Do I need a building permit?" Even small home improvement projects may require a building permit. Faulty installations can cause fires, flood damage and other hazards, and also force you to make costly repairs when you sell your home. Permits, and the inspections that come with them, protect your family's safety and the value of your property by ensuring the work meets adopted building codes.

The Town employs contractors to provide building inspections (SAFEbuilt), zoning review (SAFEbuilt Studio) and engineering services (SEH).

Below is a list of projects that typically require a building permit along with the responsible department(s) that will need review approval prior to a permit being issued.

The below list is not comprehensive, so if you don't find your project listed please call the building department (SAFEbuilt) at 720-602-5563.

Permit Fee Schedule

Contact Information


The following projects do NOT require a permit:

  • Replacement of (like-for-like) existing cabinets, countertops, tiling, flooring
  • Replacement of (like-for-like) existing electrical, plumbing fixtures
  • Exterior and interior painting
  • Appliances that plug in without performing additional work
  • Security alarm systems
  • Concrete flat work outside of Town right-of-way
  • Playground equipment
  • Storage sheds under 120 square feet (must meet setback requirements)

One-Stop Permits:

  • Water Heater
  • Furnace Installation
  • Air Conditioning
  • Re-roof Foxfield Reroofing Requirements
  • Siding/Stucco
  • Demolition
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Window Replacement
  • Water/Sewer Line
  • Lawn Sprinkler
  • Electrical Service Change 400 Amps or less

Plan Review Permits:

Application Process:

Applicants may now submit an online application, track permit status, request inspections and download issued permits and approved plans, through the Community Connect.  Register here to get started.  

Project Type                                                   Permit Issued by

Decks (Building: SAFEbuilt)  
Patio covers, carports (Building: SAFEbuilt)  
Prefabricated swimming pools over 24 inches deep (Building: SAFEbuilt)  
Hot Tubs and Spas (Building: SAFEbuilt) just an electrical permit if installed on slab.  
Patio enclosures (Building: SAFEbuilt)  
Solar panels (Building: SAFEbuilt)  
Interior renovations:
  • Basement finish
  • Kitchen remodeling
  • Electrical modifications
  • Plumbing modifications
  • Structural modifications
  • Window replacements
(Building: SAFEbuilt)
NOTE: PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL interior remodels that involve alteration to existing floor plan, structural changes such as the addition or removal of walls, addition or removal of doors or windows, new or relocated plumbing or electrical fixtures, new or relocated ductwork.
Signs / Banners (Zoning: SAFEbuilt Studio). NOTE: Illuminated signs require a building permit for the electrical work, freestanding signs incorporating footings also require a building permit through SAFEbuilt.  
Projects below may require SAFEbuilt and SEH reviews    
New buildings over 120 square feet, or residential additions

(Building: SAFEbuilt)
(Zoning: SAFEbuilt Studio)
(Engineering: SEH)
Standards for setbacks for residential structures may be found in the Municipal Code, Sec.16-2-50
Large Lot Rural Residential District (RR) "C" 5,6,7

Buildings include:

  • Detached Garage
  • Shed/Pole Barn
  • Greenhouses
In Ground Swimming Pools (Building: SAFEbuilt), (Engineering: SEH)  
Fence (Building: SAFEbuilt)
NOTE: Solid fences that may alter drainage will be reviewed by SEH in addition to Safebuilt.
Standards for residential fences can be found on the Town\'s website in the Municipal Code, under
Retaining wall over 4 feet in height measured from bottom of footing to top of wall (Building: SAFEbuilt) NOTE: ALL retaining walls shall be reviewed by SEH regardless of height  
Projects below may require engineering reviews only  
Earthen Berms** (Engineering: SEH) Sec.16-3-60   
Driveway and culverts** (Engineering: SEH)   
Work in the Town Right of Way** Consult with SEH for any work in the Town ROW.  
*If both SAFEbuilt and SEH reviews are required SAFEbuilt will coordinate.  
**offline engineering application required