NOTICE – May 7  – Consistent with safer-at-home guidelines issued by Colorado Governor Polis, Douglas County is working on a phased-in reopening of County offices to the public while ensuring the health and safety of our staff and citizens. Please continue to visit COVID-19 and Your County Services for information – this page will be updated as more services become available. Thank you for your patience during this transition as we work to restore full service to the community.

Electronic submittals are strongly encouraged for all residential and commercial projects.  All submitted documents must be in pdf format.  Please limit each email to one permit application only.   All documents in that email must be an individual pdf, not a combined document. Please submit to [email protected].

Are you building in unincorporated Douglas County?  If so, you’ve come to the right place and we want to make sure you have all the information you need.  Here you can apply for permitsschedule inspections or learn about the 2018 IECC Compliance and Design Criteria for homes in Douglas County, and associated building fees.  You can also find information on Grading, Drainage and Erosion Control,  Wildfire Mitigation and Zoning, as well as Building Codes currently adopted by  Douglas County.   You can also search for permits, contractors and schedule inspections online!  You can also learn about the Building Board of Appeals.

You can request an account to apply online for a construction meter, mechanical permit, or roofing permit.

Not sure if your building address is in unincorporated Douglas County, use our Address Jurisdiction verification.   If your building project is in Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Lone Tree or Parker, you will need to contact their Building Departments.

We also offer an Over-the-Counter, (OTC) plan review process for limited residential construction projects.  The County’s Contractor Registration Program requires contractors applying for permits to be registered. Contractors may also view Contractor Registration Requirements in Douglas County.

Learn more about the Building Board of Appeals members hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the County’s Building Official about the application and interpretation of the Building Code.