Mission Statement

To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Lafayette and the general public by ensuring that building structures in Lafayette are safe and conform to building codes. Assist citizens and contractors in understanding and complying with the building codes.


The Building Division is responsible for reviewing building permit applications, issuing building permits, performing building inspections, issuing contractor’s licenses, enforcing building codes, and maintaining building records.

The City of Lafayette Planning and Building Department is committed to the safety of the community. During the height of the COVID outbreak we instituted steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 while still delivering timely inspection services. The Building Department performed virtual inspections on residential structures during this time in an effort to protect residents and inspectors alike.   

Now that the COVID restrictions have lessened with the emergence of a vaccine, the Building Department has changed its policies to be consistent with current conditions. The Building Department has reverted back to its full slate of onsite, in-person inspections. However, we remain open to performing virtual residential inspections for those permittees who are uncomfortable with on site visits.

Building Inspection Number - 303-604-3822

General Email:

Permit Submittal:  Use the above general email to submit for building permits. There is also a drop-off box for larger submittals and/or large rolled plan sets. The box is located just to the left of the front doors of City Hall.  

Contractors with a MyGov account can apply online for building permits.  Contact if you have questions on obtaining a MyGov account,

Applications and handouts 
View all online or use the direct links below.

Applications for new signs may be mailed or submitted electronically for review. Once the permit has been processed and approved you will be contacted by staff with the permit amount. Once payment has been processed your permit and receipt will be mailed or emailed to you.

Permits for Temporary Signs/Banners may be submitted via email or regular mail. They will be processed and if approved you will be notified by email the permit is ready.

  • Payment for Building Permits:  
    Contractors can pay online with their MyGov account with a Visa or Mastercard. (Note: Effective October 1, 2021, the credit card convenience fee will no longer be charged.  Permit fees over $10,000 will need to be paid with a check or wire transfer.)
  • Checks should be made payable to City of Lafayette and dropped off in water utility payment box located near front entrance of City Hall.  

Contractor Licenses can be applied for online and paid for online.