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Building Permits

Building Department
Permit Tech:  Teri Smith
E-mail: townofkeene@rtebb.net
Phone: 303-732-4281, Fax: 303-732-0599

The Town is Contracted with Charles Abbott & Associates as of January 1, 2019 
 

Building Official:  Troy Dicker
E-mail:  troydicker@caaprofessionals.com
Cell Phone:  303-862-1857

Request an Inspection (online request)
Inspection Line:  800-282-8140  (phone request) This is a recorded line and requires you to leave a message requesting an inspection.  Inspections are usually done the next business day if called in by 3:00 p.m.  There is an additional charge for inspections on Saturday and Sunday, which requires a specific date at the time of the request. 

PROCEDURES DUE TO COVID -19
PERMITS:   Permits shall still be required and issued during this time. Please contact the Building Department to verify procedures for payment, and for procedures for plan submittals and obtaining necessary documents when a permit is cleared to be issued.


INSPECTIONS: With the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, the following procedures have been implemented:  Exterior inspections (roofs, decks, siding…. etc.), non-occupied residential (new single-family homes), and new commercial construction projects will continue to be inspected. No one may be on site with the inspector at the time of inspection. The inspector will ask that any working personnel temporarily leave the site and that any in-person communication always maintains the minimum 6 ft. recommended separation distance.   We will not be entering occupied homes to conduct inspections. We will implement other methods of inspection, such as video/picture inspections on a case-by-case determination.  An inspector will speak with you to determine if your project will qualify for this type of inspection when the inspection request is received.

 VIDEO INSPECTIONS:    Homeowner/contractor will capture video on standard .mp4 format as used by most cell phones. Contact with the inspector will be made prior, to verify the project meets requirements to be inspected via video. The video will be sent to the inspector via email or text message. Inspector shall assess the video and ask for additional footage to be filmed if the scope of work isn’t able to be determined from the initial video. In some cases, live feed video may be necessary. The inspector and contractor/homeowner will determine which platform can be used for each party. (Examples: Facetime, Zoom, Skype, etc.…)


Keenesburg Municipal Code (link)
Building work in the Town of Keenesburg is controlled by the Keenesburg Municipal Code, Chapter 18, Article I;  adopted by ORDINANCE 2017-02,  2012 International Building Code.  The purpose of the code is to ensure that the buildings:

  • Are safe, sanitary, and have suitable means of escape from fire;
  • Contribute to physical independence and well-being of people who use them;
  • Are designed, constructed, and able to be used in ways that promote sustainable development.
 South East Weld Fire Protection District Inspection
All commercial new builds, additions, and remodels are required to obtain Fire District approval prior to issuing the building permit.   A set of building plans, by a design professional, will be required for this permit.  For more information contact the SE Weld Fire Protection District.  303-732-4203
Application for Plan Review by the SE Weld Fire District

NEW RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL BUILDS
ALL BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
1. TWO PLOT PLANS WHICH MUST SHOW:   (Three Plot Plans for all Commercial Permits for Fire District  Approval)
     A.  Where the proposed building is located
     B.  The distance between each lot/property line to the proposed building
     C.  Distances between the proposed building and any existing structures
     D.  All oil/gas production facilities within 200 feet of the proposed structure (tank batteries, wellheads, etc.)
     E. Identify the street of county road accessing from
     F.  If you require an address, you must show the distance from the nearest intersection to the driveway/access to the property

2.  TWO SETS OF BOUND BUILDING PLANS BY A DESIGN PROFESSIONAL (on sketched size)
     *Commercial builds, alterations, remodels, and additions require Fire District approval prior to permitting issuance*
3.  TWO SETS OF ENGINEERED FOUNDATION PLANS MUST (HAVE COLORADO ENGINEER STAMP)
4. TWO SETS OF SOILS REPORTS

 Plan Review is approximately ten days to first comment on residential permits.  
    The Plan Review Fee must be paid upon plan submittal. 
One-Stop Permits  (Does not require Plan Review)
  • Roof          
  • Water Heater, Residential Furnace/Boiler, Air Conditioner
  • Fence (Over 6 feet in height)
  • Lawn Sprinkler System
  • Window Replacement/Siding
  • Gas Line Inspection/Pressure Check
  • Small Sign (no foundation)

Building Guides
Many building permits require a detailed plan before your permit will be approved.  Below are some helpful guides to our most common projects.   The guides are designed to be a useful working tool for you, the homeowner, as you go through your building project.  Please select from the subcategory documents below. 

Remodeling, Renovating, or Demolishing?
Asbestos - Renovation and Demolition              State of Colorado Asbestos Notifications & Permits
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Building Department Documents17 documents

  • Building Impact Fees/Building Permits
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    Fees to be paid with all new builds
  • Building Permit Application
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  • Building Valuation Chart
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  • Construction Type Definitions
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  • Design Standards
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    Effective Sept. 21, 2020
  • Keenesburg Permit Extension Request Form
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  • Roofing Requirements
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Guides10 documents

  • Enclosed Patio
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  • Garage
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  • Patio Cover/Carport
    document Header Patio Cover/Carport
  • Pole Barn
    document Header Pole Barn
  • Residential Basement Finish
    document Header Residential Basement Finish
  • Residential One-Story Addition
    document Header Residential One-Story Addition
  • Roof
    document Header Roof
  • Solar Submittal Requirements
    document Header Solar Submittal Requirements
  • Uncovered Deck
    document Header Uncovered Deck
  • Wheelchair Ramps (Residential)
    document Header Wheelchair Ramps (Residential)