Residential Submittal Requirements

City of Greenwood Village Building Permit Checklist

This checklist outlines a structured pathway for obtaining a building permit within the jurisdiction of the City of Greenwood Village. Adherence to each step is crucial to ensure a smooth permitting process.

Pre-Application Steps:

Research Local Regulations:

Acquaint yourself with the local zoning regulations, building codes, HOAs, and other relevant ordinances within the Greenwood Village vicinity.

Preliminary Site Plan:

Create an initial site plan showcasing the layout of the proposed structure and its environmental context.

Required Documentation:

Completed Application Form:

Fill out the online building permit application form on the City of Greenwood Village Community Development Department Online Access Portal. Upon acceptance, a permit technician will send a correspondence containing a unique link for you to upload your blueprints and schedule a plan review session.

Proof of Ownership:

Provide a copy of the property deed or other documents confirming ownership.

Detailed Site Plan:

Submit a comprehensive site plan detailing the proposed structure's layout, dimensions, setbacks, and utility locations.

Architectural Plans:

Submit detailed architectural drafts a Colorado Licensed Architect prepared, including floor plans, elevations, cross-sections, and code compliance details.

Structural Engineering Plans:

Provide engineering drafts illustrating the structural elements prepared by a licensed engineer.

Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Plans:

Submit drafts detailing the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system schematics and specifications.

Energy Compliance Documentation:

Compliance with local energy conservation codes, e.g., REScheck or COMcheck documentation.

  • Provide a Manual J report showcasing residential load computation.
  • Submit a Manual D report detailing residential duct systems.
  • Provide a Manual S report for heating and cooling equipment selection.

Soil Report:

Submit a geotechnical soil report explaining soil conditions and foundation recommendations prepared by a licensed engineer.

Landscape Plan (if required):

Submit a detailed landscape and irrigation system plan.

Waste Management Plan:

Provide a plan outlining construction debris disposal methodologies.

Pre-Construction Meeting:

Arrange a meeting with the Community Development Engineer before commencing construction activities. Contact (303) 486-5783 to schedule an appointment.

Application and Permit fees are due upon issuance of the permit. 

Additional Approvals and Documentation:

HOA Approval:

Obtain approval from the Homeowner's Association if the property is within an HOA-governed area.

Environmental Approvals:

Secure necessary environmental approvals, including stormwater management permits.

Sewer and Water Connection Permits:

Obtain permits for connecting to the municipal sewer and water infrastructure.

South Metro Fire & Rescue Permit Application:

Forward a permit application to South Metro Fire & Rescue.

Demolition and Mitigation:

Demolition and mitigation activities may commence upon issuance of the complete permit. Stand-alone demolition permits are typically not issued.


Schedule Inspections:

Arrange for various inspections throughout the construction phase to ensure compliance with approved plans and relevant codes.

Additional Documentation:

Provide additional documentation for review, e.g., improvement location certificates, foundation height, and roof ridge height surveys, and engineer letters.

Final Inspection:

Schedule a final inspection to obtain a certificate of occupancy upon completion of construction.


Professional Consultation:

Engage with architects, engineers, and builders for professional guidance throughout your project.

Local Ordinances:

Stay updated on local ordinances and regulations to ensure project compliance.

General Guideline:

This checklist serves as a general guideline. Verifying all information with the City of Greenwood Village Building Division and Planning Division is advisable to meet all project-specific requirements.