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Daily inspection Cap

The Building Division is currently capping the total number of inspections scheduled each business day. Inspection requests over the cap will be rolled to the next business day. We apologize for any inconvenience during this temporary inspection cap.

If you need to speak to an inspector to cancel a scheduled inspection, or for any other reason please call 303-926-2780 in order to leave a message or send an email.  

Code Updates

The Town of Erie Board of Trustees has adopted the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) to be effective Aug. 21, 2021. 

REQUIRED: Any and all electrical work permitted in the Town after Sept. 21, 2021 is required to comply with the 2020 NEC.

Notice to Contractors

Latest Update

To allow for adequate and consistent interpretation, implementation, and enforcement of the adopted 2021 I-Codes, the grace period for compliance is now extended for up to 6 months from April 1, 2023.  A specific compliance date will be determined shortly, and a follow-up notification will be issued. Please email with any questions about this extension. 

View the Building Codes page for more details.

The Building Division continues to accept applications electronically through the Self-Service Portal (preferred), or via email. Please see the Permit Submittal and Inspection Requirements page to ensure your submittal is complete to aid in prompt review and approval. All permit types are not yet represented here.

Note: Some projects require a minimum setback from property lines whether or not a building permit is required. Please see the Building Division for required subdivision setbacks and property easements. No part of any structure may project into an easement per Section 10-4-2 of the Municipal Code.

PROJECTS ARE REQUIRED TO CONFORM TO PLANNING DIVISION STANDARDS, CODES, AND REGULATIONS. Please contact the Planning Division prior to designing your project to ensure you are familiar with the requirements that apply to your location. Requirements can also be found in the Unified Development Code.

Before You Dig

Before digging, request an underground utility locate through the Utility Notification Center of Colorado. Call 811 or 800-922-1987. It’s fast, free, and it's the law. Call at least three days before you plan to dig. Protect yourself, your family, and your neighborhood.