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Licensing & Permits

Please use this listing of permit and licensing information as a helpful resource. If possible links will be provided to take you to the specific information otherwise you will be able to jump to the sponsoring organizations web site.

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License / Permit Name
Additional Information
Organization
Building Permits Cost based on valuation - Call for more information of visit our web site using either hyperlink on the right or left.. Building Inspection Division
Home Occupancy Permit To use portion of a Residence as a Business - Get permit at 1100 10th Street, Suite 202, for home-based businesses. $25 license fee. Planning Department
House Moving Permit The permit is taken to all divisions that need to sign-off on the permit, then presented to the City Engineer (11 signatures in all) and to be taken out 5 days before the move takes place. Fee $25.00 per year - $1000.00 Surety bond and insurance needed-$150,000 per person / $400,000 per Accident/$500,000 combined single limit $100 permit from public works for each building Public Works Department
House Mover Fee $25.00 per year - $1000.00 Surety bond and insurance
needed-$150,000 per person/$400,000 per Accident/
$500,000 combined single limit
$100 permit from public works for each building
Finance Department
Land Grading Permit Taken out before work is started by the developer or contractor. Public Works Department
Master Heating Fee $100.00 per year-$1000.00 surety bond. Test by Inspections ($100.00)
Finance / Inspection Department
Mobile Homes Site approval by Planning , minimum # of units is 25 Finance Department
Public Works Permit License needed to work on public right-of-way (curbs, gutters,
streets, sidewalks, or driveways)
Permit needed from public works
Finance / Public Works Department
Right-of-way/Easement Permits Needed before the work is started Public Works Department
Sales/Use Tax Although issued by the Finance Department, the license is then routed to Planning and Building Divisions for sign off. Finance Department
Sign Contractors Fee $50.00 per year-$1000.00 surety bond Finance Department
Sign Permits Approved by Planning and issued by Building Inspection. Applicable for all commercial signage, including temporary banners. Cost is based on valuation of sign. Planning Department, Building Inspection Department
Septic Tank Permits Septic Tank or System Permits Weld County Health Department
Subdivision/Building Review To build or develop property. Will then be directed to Building Inspection Department. Planning Department
Undetermined Water Sewer Permit If new in the area and would like to build or develop the first step is to contact Chrissy Lutz @ 970-350-9810. She will direct you to direct you to Building Inspection @ 970-350-9830 for the permit deemed necessary. Public Works Department, Building Inspection Department
Water or Sewer Taps into main piping To dig in the street or easement area to tap a water or sewer main, or to make repairs contact Public Works main line @ 970-350-9881 Public Works Department

Fire
License / Permit Name
Additional Information
Organization
  • Ceremonial Fire Permits - Ceremonial fire Permits...Burning or Bonfires
  • Building Plan Review - Plan Review...Building plan review & sprinkler system inspections
  • Burn Permit...Weed Burning - Burn Permit...Weed Burning
  • Candle Use - Public Gatherings - Candle Permit....Using candles in assembly occupancies
  • Enclosed Potential Fire Hazard - Use of open flame or flame producing devices in a covered mall. Display of liquid or gas-fueled powered equipment in a covered mall
  • Explosives Permit - Explosives and blasting agents
  • Fireworks - Fireworks permit....Firework displays
  • Flammable Liquids - Flammable and combustible liquids (the installation of underground tanks and abandon tanks). Constructional use of liquefied petroleum gas & other flammable liquid storage above ground
  • Tent Structure - Use of temporary membrane structures-tents in excess of 200 sq. ft. or canopy in excess of 400 sq. ft.


Historic Properties
License / Permit Name
Additional Information
Organization
Historic Building All Building permits for properties listed on Greeley Historic Register or located within a historic district. There is a $50 nomination fee for nominating properties to the Greeley Historic Register. Historic Preservation
Building Permit Reimbursement Apply to be reimbursed for your Building permit fees. Property must be listed on Greeley Historic Register or be located within a historic district. Historic Preservation
Demolition of Historic Property If a property is more than 40 years-old Historic Preservation will need to review the building for any historic and/or architectural significance. Our office doesn't actually issue any permits. Applications are routed to us from the Building Inspection Division. Historic Preservation

Landscaping / Pesticide Applicator / Tree Trimmer
License / Permit Name
Additional Information
Organization
New Lawn Variance In order to install a new lawn in Greeley, you must properly prepare the soil to retain water while diminishing runoff from the lawn onto paved surfaces. You must apply for this no cost permit to irrigate outside of the water restrictions.
Water Conservation
Pesticide Applicator License Pesticide applicator licensing must be obtained from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Visit the link to the right for specific licensing requirements
Tree Trimming and Removal Licenses

Trimmer Code
A fee of $60.00 per year is required. For specific licensing requirements, visit the link to the left.
Right-of-Way Landscaping Permit In order to plant on public rights-of-way, a permit must be issued prior to planting. This permit is issued by the Community Development Department for a fee after the proposed planting has been reviewed. HOA approval of your landscape plan does not void the need for this permit.

Park Use
License / Permit Name
Additional Information
Organization
Park Use Permit - City Parks Park use permits. Walk-in reservations only - Family FunPlex 1501 65th Ave, Recreation Center 651 10th Avenue Leisure Service Dept.
Park Use Permit - Island Grove Park use permits - Groups over 10 people or groups using sound, or wanting to "Reserve" the pavilion need permits. Island Grove Park

Parades, Marches & Sound
License / Permit Name
Additional Information
Organization
Parade/March Parade/March permit Procedure is easy: pick up application, complete application, describe the parade route. Police Department
Sound Sound Permit Pick up application and complete with particulars regarding request. Police Department

Water / Wastewater
License / Permit Name
Additional Information
Organization
Septic Tank Permits Septic Tank or System Permits. Weld County Health Department @ 970-304-6415 Weld County Health Department
Sewer Use Permit Certain commercial and industrial business in Greeley are required to obtain a Sewer Use Permit in order to discharge wastewater to the sanitary sewer. Industrial Pretreatment Program
Undetermined Water Sewer Permit If new in the area and would like to build or develop the first step is to contact Chrissy Lutz @ 970-350-9810. She will direct you to direct you to Building Inspection @ 970-350-9830 for the permit deemed necessary. Public Works Department, Building Inspection Department
Water Tap Permit To dig in the street or and easement area to tap main water or sewer repairs. Public Works main line @ 970-350-9881 Public Works Department
Well Permit Water well or well permits Division1 Water Resources(Colorado State Engineers office)
Water Court Contact Weld County District Courts @ 970-351-7300 ext. #4550. This court serves 24 different counties  

Business
License / Permit Name
Additional Information
Organization
  Certification of property for wildlife habitat. Natural Resources Planners
Amusement Devices Fee is $5.00 per unit-Sales tax license is required -Proof of payment of Sales tax paid for units needed
Finance Department
Auctioneer-Annual Any person selling or offering to sell or causing to be sold at public auction in the City any property, real or personal needs to first obtain a license . Fee is $50.00 per year
Finance Department
Auctioneer-Daily Same as annual license Fee is $10.00 per day Finance Department
Burglar Alarm Contractor Fee is $50.00 per year and a $1000.00 Surety bond is required
New application every year, each installing employee and
owner/local mgr. must have fingerprints ($10.00) and a CBI
check ($13.00) for new applications
Finance / Police Records
Carnivals Fee is $1000.00 per week or $150.00 per day Finance Department
Circus or menagerie Circus fee $100.00 plus $10.00 fee for additional show where
Admission is charged and $5.00 fee for each additional
performance
Finance Department
City Parking Permits City Parking Permits Finance Department
Cemetery Contractor Permits contractors to work within Linn Grove Cemetery
Fee is $50.00 per year and a $1000.00 Surety bond is required
Finance Department
Dairy Vehicle Selling dairy products or food of any kind from vehicle/cart Finance Department
Handicap Parking Permits Handicap Parking Permit Colorado Motor Vehicle Department
Home Child Care Permits For home day care operators. There is a $25 fee. Planning Department
Home Occupancy Permit To Occupy Residence or Business Planning Department
House Mover Fee $25.00 per year - $1000.00 Surety bond and insurance
needed-$150,000 per person/$400,000 per Accident/
$500,000 combined single limit
$100 permit from public works for each building
Finance Department
Liquor License Liquor License City Clerks Office
Magazine Salesperson Fee $25.00 per year -$1000.00 Surety bond-Fingerprints at Police Department($10.00)
Finance Department
Marriage License Marriage License Weld County Clerk & Recorder
Massage Apprentice Fee $15.00 per year Must be 18, apprentice no more than 5 years, and certificate from doctor every year. May practice either under an apprentice or practice program which includes supervision by a licensed instructor or under a state certified school apprentice program.
Finance Department
Massage Instructor Fee $25.00 per year-Must be 21, education requirements, and certificate from doctor every year
Finance Department
Off-Premise Advertising Device-Billboards Fee for 1-4 = $200.00/5 or more = $50 each-Renewal in August Finance Department
Master Heating Fee $100.00 per year-$1000.00 surety bond. Test by Inspections ($100.00)
Finance / Inspection Department
Pawnbroker Fee $75.00 per year-$5000.00 surety bond. Needs Director of Finance approval
Finance Department
Peddlers/One Day Fee $5.00 per day-Deliver merchandise immediately. Prints $10.00
Finance Department
Peddlers/yearly Fee $75.00 per year-Deliver merchandise immediately
Prints $10.00
Finance Department
Pet License Pet Licenses Finance Department
Refuse Hauler Fee $50.00 for 1 vehicle/$25.00 for each additional vehicle
$1000.00 surety bond and proof of liability insurance
on vehicles is required
Finance Department
Restraining Order Restraining Orders Weld County Courts - OL
Sale Tax/Building License Although issued by the Finance Department, the licence is then routed to Planning and Building Divisions for sign off. (Please contact finance for more information.) Finance Department, Building & Planning Departments
Secondhand Dealer Fee $25.00 per year Finance Department
Security Guard Fee $10.00 per year-Must be 18, application, certificate of training, $13 money order to CBI, pictures and prints ($10.00)at Police Department, new application every year. If armed, a medical release from Doctor is required
Finance / Police Records
Security Patrol Business Fee $25.00 per year-Application by officer of company $13 money order to CBI, pictures and prints ($10.00) at Police Dept., new application every year Finance / Police Records
Shooting Gallery Fee is $60.00 per year or $12.00 per month-$1000 surety bond Finance Department
Shows-Motion Picture <499 seats Fee $200.00 per year Finance Department
Shows-Motion Picture >500 seats Fee $150.00 per year Finance Department
Sign Permits Approved by Planning and issued by Building Inspection Planning Department, Building Inspection Department
Slaughter House Need Council approval Finance Department
Solicitor Fee $25.00 per year-Takes orders for delivery at a later date
Prints($10.00)at Police Department
Finance Department
Taxicab Business Fee $25.00 per vehicle per year - Required insurance of $25,000/$50,000 public liability and $5,000 property damage Application to Police Department every year
Finance / Police Records
Taxicab Driver Fee $10.00 per year. Application to Police Department every year
Finance / Police Records