Building Division

The City of Lafayette Building Division will be closed and will not be conducting any inspections on the following dates:


  • Monday, Jan.15
  • Monday, Feb. 19
  • Monday, May 27
  • Wednesday, June 19
  • Thursday, July 4

Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the following fees will be effective as follows:

  • Building permits for sheds and roofs will no longer be charged a flat rate Building Permit Fee of $30 and will be charged fees based on the Building Permit Fee Table.
  • All $30.00 flat fee permits will be increased to $100.
  • All new primary residential and commercial buildings will be charged the ICC BVD rate based on the price per square footage or the Building Permit Fee Table, whichever is higher.
  • Electrical permit and inspection fees are being eliminated and will be absorbed by the Building Permit Fees.

2021 Code Adoption

The City of Lafayette has adopted the 2021 I-code package and the 2023 NEC effective August 1, 2023.  All permit applications and accompanying documents need to comply with the 2021 I-Codes (International Building, Residential, Fire, Existing Building, Energy Conservation, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Plumbing, Swimming Pool and Spa, and Property Maintenance Codes) and the 2023 National Electrical Code.  

2023 Lafayette Building Code

A read-only version of all 2021 building codes adopted by the City of Lafayette can be viewed at https://codes.iccsafe.org/codes/i-codes/2021-icodes

About Us

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.

Building Mission 

The Building Division protects 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.

Contact Us

Email our building staff at buildingpermits@lafayetteco.gov 

You can also call our office at 303-661-1451.

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