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Find out what permits you need before you start building in Denver. Also, make sure you have the right contractor’s license before you bid on a building project.
Before you start building in Denver, you have to get the right permits for your job from Development Services. The city will review your building plans before giving you the permit. You can apply for a permit in person, by email, or by fax.
Projects in Denver that you need permits for:
In Denver, you need a general permit for your residential or commercial job. You also need specific permits for details on that job. A general construction permit doesn’t cover the details.
Make sure you follow Denver building codes when you build. These are the codes Denver follows:
Denver also follows the International Code Council’s codes. Sometimes the City amends the codes, so you should always check for an amendment.
You can’t pick up a permit in Denver unless you have a license or a certificate. Homeowners can pass an exam if they want to do the work themselves. However, hiring a licensed contractor in Denver is much simpler.
As a contractor, you need a certificate before you can get a license. You either have to apply for a supervisor certificate or employ someone who has a supervisor certificate. After that, you apply for a contractor’s license in a particular area.
Denver has three classes of contractor:
Once you have your license and your permits, it’s time to rent equipment. BigRentz has all the manlifts, forklifts, scissor lifts, and boom lifts you need to do your construction job. Rent instead of buying so you don’t have to worry about maintenance or storage. We’ve got it covered.