Park Central building
1739 Broadway, third floor
Boulder, CO 80302
P.O. Box 791
Boulder, CO 80306-0791
Service Center Hours
Monday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday* 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Need to know what fees you owe?
Fees are due at the time of application with the following exceptions:
Building and Right-of-way Permits
Floodplain Development Permits
Rental Housing Licenses
Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Visa and MasterCard payments are limited to $2,500 per permit or review. Applicants may pay using Visa or MasterCard either in person or by faxing the credit card form to 303-441-4241.
City of Boulder and Boulder County sales/use taxes are collected on:
Sales/Use tax on permits is based on the cost of the construction materials used for the project, which the city estimates as follows:
Don't Pay the Sales/Use Tax Twice!
Construction materials purchased after a permit is issued are exempt from city and county sales/use taxes at vendors throughout Colorado (3-2-9 (c) BRC). Present the permit number and project address to vendors when requesting this exemption (3-2-7 (c) (2) BRC).
Planning & Development Services does not refund sales/use tax after the time of permit application. However, a licensed contractor may request an audit at the completion of their project if they believe they overpaid tax on the actual material value of the project. Contact the city's Revenue/Sales Tax Division for further information.
A partial city sales/use tax rebate is available for qualifying photovoltaic and solar thermal (hot water) systems. Learn more about the Solar Rebate and Solar Grant programs.
Tax-exemption is determined by the general contractor applying for the permit. Applicants must be listed on the Exempt Entities List to qualify for tax-exemption. Contact the city's Revenue/Sales Tax Division for further information.
Tax-exempt entities are exempt from both city and county sales/use taxes if they are licensed and acting as their own contractor (Exempt Persons: 3-2-7). Private contractors working on behalf of a tax-exempt organization are exempt from county sales tax only (Exempt Persons: 3-2-7). Tax-exempt entities are not exempt from any other fees.
Plant Investment Fees (PIFs) are charged in order to utilize the city's water, wastewater and stormwater systems.
Development Excise Taxes
Education Excise Tax
Housing Excise Tax
Requests for refunds must be initiated with a Project Specialist either in person at the Service Center or by phone at 303-441-1880. Refunds are not issued for electronic data.
Building Permit Fees
Development Review Fees
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2013 14:51