Building & Construction

All building and construction projects, including those done by homeowners, must be permitted by the Town of Nederland.  The Nederland Municipal Code provides general guidance for project managers and contractors.  Chapter 18 concerns building regulations, and Chapter 16 concerns zoning.

The Town of Nederland processes all building permit applications at Town Hall.   The Town contracts with SAFEbuilt for plan review and all inspections.  Streamlined review for standard residential or small commercial rooftop flush-mounted PV systems is available, and the Town accepts NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification.

The Town requires all new residential and new commercial projects, or projects being built on sensitive land, to meet for a Site Plan Review with Town staff prior to applying for a permit.

The Town requires any applicant proposing to excavate for a project, moving more than 50 cubic yards of earth, to pull an excavation permit in addition to their building permit.  Any work done in the public rights-of-way, requires a permit as well.

To begin the permitting process, please complete the standard building permit application below.

The Town staff request that within the building process, a project representative (owner, builder, designer) be designated as the point-of-contact regarding the project to streamline communication.  This representative will be contacted when the permit is ready to issue, or more information is needed.  If you have not heard response within 7 days, please contact Cynthia Bakke, the building permitting technician to inquire about your application.

  Nederland Building Permit Application (33.9 KiB, 0 hits)

  Right-of-Way/Excavation/Blasting Permit (290.9 KiB, 66 hits)

Below are the Residential and Commercial Checklists.  Please submit a completed checklist along with your building permit for any new residential or commercial development or significant renovation projects to expedite your building permit submission.  To expedite the review process, please submit paper plan copies along with .pdf files of these plans.

  Nederland Residential Plans Check List (67.9 KiB, 246 hits)

  Commercial Construction Plans Checklist (78.9 KiB, 0 hits)

For building permit questions, please contact Cynthia Bakke, Deputy Clerk, (303) 258-3266 ext. 22 or cynthiab *at symbol*, or stop by the Town Hall.

To schedule a building inspection with SAFEbuilt on an approved permit, please call (720) 641-1956. 

  Inspection Request Information Flyer (30.9 KiB, 405 hits)

Project-Specific Information

  Basement Finish Permit Packet (2.5 MiB, 429 hits)

  Deck Permit Packet (523.6 KiB, 0 hits)

  Demolition and Asbestos Abatement Packet (2.9 MiB, 514 hits)

  Garage and Pole Barn Inspection List (53.0 KiB, 342 hits)

  Gas Line Inspection Form (10.8 KiB, 330 hits)

  Nederland Residential Plans Check List (67.9 KiB, 246 hits)

  Patio Cover or Carport Permit Package (404.3 KiB, 380 hits)

  Re-Roof Permit Packet (317.4 KiB, 0 hits)

  Residential Addition Permit Packet (3.8 MiB, 457 hits)

  Residential New Construction Inspection List (63.2 KiB, 388 hits)

  Residential Remodel Inspection List (33.3 KiB, 315 hits)

  Solar/Photovoltaic Permit Requirements (155.7 KiB, 416 hits)

  Solar Thermal Permit Requirements (39.5 KiB, 189 hits)

  Wind Turbine Ordinance (65.4 KiB, 507 hits)

Other Helpful Information

  Request for Address Assignment (114.5 KiB, 0 hits)

  Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements (71.8 KiB, 295 hits)

  Nederland Design Criteria (239.2 KiB, 912 hits)

  Nederland Design Standards (1.4 MiB, 1,316 hits)

  Work Exempt from Permit (from I.R.C) (1.3 MiB, 546 hits)

  Yard & Bulk Requirements (setbacks, lot coverage, etc. - by zoning category) (328.2 KiB, 499 hits)