Building Inspection

Roofing / General Contractor Requirements

  • Roofing permits are required for all roofing over 200 square feet
  • The city of Greeley does not require any general contractor or roofing contractor licenses
  • Contractors will be registered with first permit application
  • Use the Short Form Building Permit Application for permits
  • The adopted code is 2015 international residential code
  • Shingles must meet 115 mph wind speed design
  • Drip edge is required on rakes and eaves
  • Ice and water shield is not required
  • One asphalt shingle overlay is allowed for a maximum of two layers
  • Mid-roof inspections are not required
  • Ladders are welcome for a final inspection, but not required, unless the roof is 2nd story
  • The code requires solidly sheathed roof, maximum ¼” spaces allowed on “skip” sheathing
  • Questions? Call 970-350-9830

Planning on metal roofing? Contact Planning at 970-350-9780

2019 Development Impact Fees and Economic Adjustment Factor

2019 Development Impact Fees Memo

Weld County Homebuilders, Building Contractors, and Plumbing Contractors:

Effective immediately, the Water and Sewer Board has approved a modification in its plant investment fees for 2018.

Notice of Changes in Fees

We issue building permits, perform building inspections, and review building plans in order to ensure building safety. See below for helpful links and forms, or contact us at 970-350-9830 or

Construction reports

Archived construction reports can be found in the document library.

Building permits

The erection, construction, alteration, repair, moving, or demolition of a building or structure requires a building permit. See applications below, or contact us at 970-350-9830. Submit related plans with your application. Your application will be reviewed for code compliance.



Fee calculator

Use our calculator to estimate taxes and fees for your project.


*Plan Review Fee waived for project valuations under $25,000.00
**City Sales Tax is calculated at 1/2 of total valuation x 4.11%

Additional site specific development fees may also apply for new buildings and additions, see the Development Impact Fee Schedule.

Construction inspections

Request an Inspection

Required inspections are performed at various stages of the construction process as outlined in the International Codes.

A list of the required inspections is also included in your permit. But, as a general rule, an inspection is required prior to covering up any work regulated by the codes.

To request an inspection, use eTRAKiT.

Inspections are typically conducted between 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. We cannot schedule, or guarantee, a specific time for an inspection. However, we will try our best to make arrangements to inspect a project when access is provided.

Inspection requests must be received by 4:00 p.m. on the business day prior to the inspection. Monday inspections must be requested by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, and inspections cannot be scheduled or completed on holidays.

Please leave the address, type of inspection requested, and the permit number with your message. If this information is not provided, or is unclear, the inspection cannot be scheduled.

Property Maintenance Code

The City's Property Maintenance Code constitutes minimum requirements and standards to protect life, health, property, and public welfare by regulating the use, occupancy, location, and maintenance of all residential and nonresidential buildings. When issues are reported,we will investigate complaints and observations of possible property maintenance code violations and determine if there is a violation of the Code

Plan review process

  • Project submitted
  • Project added to one of three review lists
    • New commercial
    • New residential
    • Additions / remodels
  • Residential time line:
    • Plan review - 20 working days
    • Footing and foundation - 10 working days
    • Additions/remodels - 10 working days
  • Commercial time line:
    • Plan review - 20 working days
    • Tenant finish - 10 working days
    • Additions/remodels - 10 working days 
  • The review process may be extended by additional department reviews
  • Plans returned with redlines (corrections) and other city department's notes
  • Your project may begin! You must address all issues noted on plans and/or permit.

Contact us for additional details at 970-350-9830 or

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