Building Permit and Contractor Registration

Building Permit Requirements

Building Permit (BDP)

A permit is required when you construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system or when you construct, place or modify a sign. Projects that require or do not require a building permit can be found here.

A copy of the Building Permit Fee Schedule can be found here.

Contractor Registration

All contractors doing work in Unincorporated Adams County are required to be registered as a contractor before pulling a permit. 

Our E-Permit Center has just released the new Contractor Licensing Module! The link to the application below and all documents will need to be uploaded through your E-Permit Center Account. We no longer accept emailed applications.

Once you have logged into your account, you will need to select the "New" dropdown and choose "Contractor License". Please allow 24-48 hours for confirmation of registration

Adams County Building Safety requires the following documents to be successfully registered:

  • Driver's License of Authorized Person(s)
  • General Liability Insurance - Requirements
  • Licensure from any Colorado municipality OR ICC Certification
  • Colorado State Contractor/Colorado Master License (Electrical and Plumbing Contractors ONLY)

Contractor Registration Form

NOTE: There is no fee to be licensed with Adams County Building Safety

For help on how to start an account with the E-Permit Center, please click here

Insurance Requirements

Contractors must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance to the county prior to permitting.  Contractors disturbing the infrastructure within county Right of Way must also provide to the county a Bond Certificate. Information regarding the county's insurance requirements for Right of Way permits can be found here.