Currently, the queue for school contruction permits is approximately 8-12 weeks. Please plan your projects accordingly.
All work done on public schools, institute charter schools, charter schools and junior colleges that is not considered as maintenance or service will require a permit and adhere to the adopted codes of the Division.
Adopted Codes – 2015 Edition of the following:
Standards by Reference (Include but not limited to):
All construction permit applications are processed and completed online, approved drawings and permit card will be provided to the permit owner electronically. For permitting information and access to the online Records Management System (RMS) please see the Permits Section.
School construction permits will require some or all of the forms below to be submitted:
- Building Permit Submittal Document Checklist
- Fire Code Plan Review
- Phased Building Permit Request
- Re-Roofing Worksheet
- Portable/Modular Building
- Small Project Submittal Requirements Checklist
- Fee Calculator
Fire Alarm – product data sheets, battery calculations, electronic drawings
Fire Sprinkler - product data sheets, battery calculations, electronic drawings
Kitchen Hood - product data sheets & electronic drawings
Underground - product data sheets, electronic drawings, letter from water purveyor indicating where UG fire line begins as a “private service line” and maintained by owner.
Other approved/alternate systems - product data sheets & electronic drawings
An official document issued by the Division, or the Prequalified Building Department, which is limited to authorizing the construction of foundations.
FOUNDATION - Work related to building footings, piers, foundation walls, slabs on grade, under slab and underground building services.
An official document issued by the Division, or the Prequalified Building Department, which is limited to authorizing the demolition of all or part of a building or structure.
Due to increased demand for school construction permits, preliminary meetings (face to face or electronic) will be unavailable until further notice. We hope to resume meetings soon.
Some larger, more complex projects may require a preliminary meeting in order for you, as the applicant, to know what is needed and expected upon application. If you have questions or would like to talk to someone about a preliminary meeting please contact the Division at 303.239.4100
If, after speaking with one of our Building staff members, it has been determined that a preliminary meeting is necessary, please complete and submit the following form.
In lieu of an individual permit for each alternation to an already approved mechanical or building installation an Annual Permit may be issued, upon application, to any Board regularly employing one or more Qualified Tradespersons in the building, structure or on the premises owned or operated by the Board. The permit will be valid twelve (12) months from the issuance date and the Board shall notify the Local Fire Department and/or Prequalified Building Department when work is being done. An Annual Permit Work Log will be kept of all such work.
To apply for an Annual Schools Permit you will need to complete the Annual Schools Permit Application and include a completed and signed Qualified Tradesperson Application for each person identified on your permit app.
Once complete, please submit both forms via email to: CDPS_DFPC_Construction@state.co.us
Pre-Qualified Building Department Information
Local building departments may apply to be a Pre-Qualified Building Department if the employed Plan Reviewers and Inspectors have the necessary education, training and experience.
To apply to become a Pre-Qualified Building Department, please review these Instructions and complete and sign the following forms:
Once complete, you may submit via email to: CDPS_DFPC_Construction@state.co.us or by mail to the address at the top of the application.
To notify DFPC that you have selected to use a Pre-Qualified Building Department, please complete and sign the Notification of Delegation to a Pre-Qualified Building Department.
You will have the option to pay for your permit online* (check or credit card) or to mail in a check.
*The price to make a credit card payment to DFPC will be $0.75 plus 2.25% of the transaction amount. The flat fee for an ACH (electronic check) is $1.00.
Since the transaction must be processed through the State’s official web portal Colorado.gov, the payment is subject to portal pricing and under a contract administered under the authority of Colorado’s Statewide Internet Portal Authority as designated in statue CRS 24.37.7-101.
Last Updated: 4/1/2020