Building Permit Submittal Process

Quick Permits 

Contractors can apply for Quick Building Permits online using the City of Lafayette MyGov Online Portal with your MyGov Account. This option is only for quick permits and not for those requiring a plan review. Once you submit your complete permit application through the MyGov portal, we will verify that the contractor licenses selected are in good standing, process the permit, and provide you with the fees by email when the permit is ready.  For permits that require a plan review, please see the review timelines above and the submittal guidelines below. View the MyGov Portal Instructions

Homeowners are required to submit an application for a Quick Building Permit by emailing application materials to

All other Permits (Requiring Plan Review)

Building permit applications for homeowners or contractors must be submitted by email for electronic review. Review the following steps to submit your application and plans.

  1. Download and complete the Building Permit Application
  2. Review the submittal requirements and the following resources for your project type
  3. Submit your Building Permit Application
    • Email your Building Permit application to
    • All plan submittals must be done electronically. Paper copies will not be accepted.
    • All plans and supporting documents should be in separate PDF files with descriptive names.
    • Large plans can be submitted through Dropbox or a similar FTP site via a link from that site.
  4. Building Permit payment
    • Homeowners or contractors must drop your payment in the City's water utility payment box located outside of City Hall.
    • Pay Online
      • Permit fees more than $10,000 must be paid with a check. 
  5. Plan resubmittal
    • Projects that require revisions can be resubmitted by emailing the updated documents to
      • Reference the permit number in your emails. 
      • All plans and supporting documents should be in a separate PDF file with a descriptive name.
      • Multiple emails can be submitted by indicating that they are related to the same application.

Contact us

For questions on whether you need a permit, please call the Building Department at 303-661-1451. 

Permit applications can be emailed to