Building Division

Construction-worker

The Building Department enforces codes and regulations established by the 2015 International Building Code governing the construction, alteration, and maintenance of buildings and structures within the City of Centennial for the protection of residents and property.

The Building Department reviews and issues permits for construction projects like new houses, kitchen remodels, tenant finishes, furnace/AC installations, window replacements, re-roofs and more.

Do I need a permit?

Permit-Class.pdf(PDF, 144KB)
Permit Review Process(PDF, 94KB)

Apply for a permit

To check the status of your permit access the Online Permit Portal

View fee schedules and more on the Apply for a Building Permit page.

Are you considering building a tent or other temporary structure? All tents and temporary structures built in the City must comply with applicable codes.

Requirements for Tents and Temporary Structures

- Are only be permitted for 180 days.

- Are not permitted to be occupied during snow events unless there is an approved plan to avoid the accumulation of snow. This may be accomplished by using approved tent heaters, and/or staff dedicated to brushing snow off the tent so there is no snow accumulation on the structure.

- Need to be heated while occupied.

  • Requirements for propane heaters:

- If propane tent heaters are used, South Metro Fire Rescue will need to inspect.
- Propane tanks need to be 10 feet from sidewalls or tents, secured in place and protected from tampering, and need to be vented to the outside of the temporary structure in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Portable propane heaters (commonly called mushroom heaters) need to be at least five (5) feet from buildings and exit paths, and at least 10 feet from any combustible materials. This type of heater cannot be used under tents.
- They must be listed and have a shut-off feature if they are tipped over.
- The storage of propane tanks requires a permit from South Metro Fire Rescue.
- Propane tanks cannot be changed out while the area is open to the public. South Metro Fire Rescue regulates the storage quantity, location of storage, tamper protection, and vehicle impact protection.

  • Requirements for portable electric space heaters:

- They must be plugged directly into an electrical receptacle (no extension cords, power strips, etc.).
- They must be at least three (3) feet away from combustible materials.
- They must be listed and have a shut-off feature if they are tipped over.

Apply for a Permit

Schedule, track, and view inspection information.

Request an Inspection

Note: Next business day inspections must be scheduled by 4:30 p.m. the day before. Inspection hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To build or renovate properties in the City of Centennial, contractors must be registered to verify their certification. Contractor registration protects homeowners and the City from legal liability and ensures the structural integrity of our buildings. 

Apply and Renew Online

Current building codes adopted by the City include:

View local Building Code amendments here

  • 2018 Centennial Property Maintenance Code(PDF, 594KB)
  • 2017 National Electric Code (NEC)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2009 ANSI (As referenced in the 2009 International Building Code)

 

There are multiple programs which provide assistance to residents of the City of Centennial.

Learn about Home Assistance Programs

Centennial’s Home Improvement Program or “HIP” helps qualifying homeowners make the most of their repair and remodel dollars with cash rebates.

View Home Improvement Program information.

The City of Centennial wants residents to thrive in their homes as long as they wish no matter the age or circumstance.

Learn about the Centennial Lifelong Homes program.