Do my permit drawings need to be prepared by a licensed professional architect or engineer?
A- Per the Colorado State Board of Licensures for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (the “Board”); any new or alteration project for commercial use that exceeds 10 occupants or more, will require a state licensed professional architect or engineer to provide the permit drawings. Refer to the following website for additional information: www.dora.colorado.gov/professions/aes
Do you require a drywall/screw inspection?
No, unless the drywall provides shear value or is part of a fire rated assembly.
Does the City of Longmont provide “next day inspections”?
Yes, inspections that are scheduled through the Citizen Access Portal are eligible for next day inspections. Inspection requests must be submitted before 4:00pm on the working day prior to the date when the inspection is needed.
How many copies of drawing sets are required for my permit submittal?
Residential Projects- 2 sets
Commercial Projects- 3 sets
I have roof damage from hail/ wind, is a permit required to repair the roof?
No, as long as the damaged roofing material is less than 1 square in area (100 square feet) the repair of the roof does not require a permit. Accumulative damage that exceeds 1 square in area requires a full roof replacement and a permit.
I only have one plane of my roof that I want to replace, can I replace just that plane?
No, all planes of the roof require replacement if the area of work exceeds 1 square in area.
Is an electronic stamp on construction drawings ok for my permit submittal?
Yes. The seal must contain the architect’s or engineer’s name, license number, and the design “Colorado Licensed Architect”. The manual or electronic signature of the licensee and date of signature shall be affixed to the document.
Is drip edge required with a roof replacement?
Yes, both eaves and rakes.
Is ice and water shield required on roofing replacements?
No, it is not required on replacements.
What is required for a demolition permit?
Interior demolition requires asbestos testing and a completed demolition permit application. If asbestos containing materials are present in the areas of demolition then a copy of the approved State of Colorado permit and a clearance report will be required prior to the issuance of the demolition permit.
Entire structure demolition requires an asbestos report and sign off approvals from all the entities/ departments listed on the application. All sign offs must be completed and utilities disconnected prior to application submittal.
What is your climatic and geographic design criteria?
Ground Snow Load: 30psf
Wind Speed: 110mph Nominal, 142mph Ultimate
Seismic Design Category: B
Subject to Damage From:
Frost Line Depth: 30 inch (762mm)
Termite: Slight to Moderate
Decay: None to Slight
Winter Design Temp: -2º F (18.9º C), -10º F for boilers
Ice Shield: No
Flood Hazards: January 1977
Air Freezing Index: 979
Mean Annual Temp: 48.8
For specific wind speed criteria use the following adopted IBC amended code section:
Nominal Design Wind Speed, Vasd = 110 mph
Ultimate Design Wind Speeds shall be based on the Risk Category.
Category I structures, Vult = 130 mph
Category II structures, Vult = 139 mph
Category III & IV structures, Vult = 149 mph
When is a structural engineer required for a sign permit submittal?
When a monument/freestanding sign exceeds 6’ in height above finished grade, and when any new sign is being proposed on the right away, whether it’s a projecting sign or an awning. Please note that any new signs being proposed on the right away will also require a UOPP (use of public place) permit.
When is an asbestos report required for my permit submittal?
Single-Family Residential Dwellings- when areas of disturbance are greater than: 50 linear feet on pipes; 32 square feet on other surfaces; or the volume equivalent of a 55-gallon drum, no matter the age of the structure, asbestos testing is required.
Commercial Buildings- when areas of disturbance are greater than: 260 linear feet on pipes; 160 square feet on other surfaces; or the volume equivalent of a 55-gallon drum, no matter the age of the structure, asbestos testing is required.
Which departments review my commercial permit submittals?
Depending on the scope of work the Building Inspection, Planning, Public Works, Fire Codes and Planning, and Longmont Power and Communications Departments will review permit submittals.
Will ladders need to be provided for roof inspections?
Only for “flat roof” installations. Sloped roofs do not require roof access.