Building Permits

COVID-19 Information

  1. Per public health guidelines, access to Town buildings is closed. However, staff is still available - many of them remotely - to provide necessary services. Here's how to work with us online.

    Building Counter and Permitting

    • Over-the-counter permits are still available through the Town’s permitting website.
    • Electronic submittals through TRAKIT are required for all residential and commercial projects. All submitted documents must be in PDF format.
    • The Town Building Division will not be scheduling any face-to-face meetings. However, we do have the ability to host remote meetings. If interested, please contact 720-733-3527.
    • There will be no interruption in the issuance of Certificates of Occupancy during this time.

    Building Inspections

    • Until further notice, inspection services will continue for new residential, commercial and multi-family construction.
    • As of Feb. 8, 2021, building inspections related to occupied residential dwelling units, that require the inspector to go inside will be lifted. Remote virtual inspections will still be performed; however, in-person inspections may be requested for occupied residential dwelling units.
    • A waiver will be required for either type of inspections for occupied residential dwelling units.
    • The Town has adopted rules in Castle Rock Municipal Code Chapter 15.04 providing the ability for the Town's inspectors to conduct remove video inspections of properties for the duration of the local disaster emergency declaration in the Town of Castle Rock that went into effect on March 17, 2020. 
    • Guidelines for remote video inspection have been drafted and include: Chief Building Official Rule Regarding Remote Video Inspections (PDF), Remote Video Inspection Waiver (PDF)In-Person Inspection Waiver (PDF)Remote Video Inspection Guidelines (PDF). These documents will be provided to all individuals who request an inspection and fall under the guidelines for a remote video inspection. 
    • Please also note: for final electrical inspections a plug tester will be required and testers may be checked out from the Castle Rock Building Division,
    • Residential inspections for projects on the exterior of occupied dwelling units, such as decks, roofs and photovoltaic inspections (excluding attic) will continue.
    • This suspension does not allow work that requires inspections to be covered or concealed until such time that it can be inspected and approved.

Building permit benefits

The law requires you to get a building permit. Some of the benefits of a building permit include:

  • Permits provide third-party verification the work completed meets Town of Castle Rock adopted codes. By following code guidelines, your completed project will meet minimum standards of safety and will be less likely to cause injury to you, your family, your friends or future owners.
  • Reviewed and permitted building plans provide the homeowner access to our experienced building staff for construction-related questions in all fields including plumbing, mechanical, electrical, framing and finish.

Building permit applications

Building permit applications are now submitted and approved online through our eTrakiT system. The eTRAKiT system is an online tool that provides tremendous benefit for users.

Contractors and homeowners are able to: 

  • Apply for permits
  • Submit plans
  • View and respond to plan review comments
  • Pay for permits
  • Schedule and see inspection results all electronically

Access is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit eTrakit and create a log-in to get started. 

Helpful zoning information

More information on permit requirements related to Zoning and Accessory Dwelling Units. Or, please contact the Building Division by email or at 720-733-3527.