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Please refer to PERMITS for an overview of the permit process. For additional information, please contact Building Inspection at (303) 651-8332 or

Applying for Building Permits

Step 1: Review fencing guideline and requirements. The following link will take you to our land development code for fences and walls under section 15.05.100. Longmont Municipal Code - Section 15.05.100 - Fences and Walls

Step 2: Provide 1 set of plot plans (site plans), or ILC (Improvement Location Certificate), highlight in color the area on the site plan you will be installing a fence. For your reference, here is an example of a plot plan. You can also search our historical records using your permit address for access to an existing plot plan, if available. Make sure to select Building Permits under the Search Type drop-down menu. Use an asterisk before and after your permit address for better search results (example: *385 Kimbark*).

Step 3: Complete a Fence Application. Your submitted documents will help us determine if your project is in compliance with building safety codes, zoning ordinances, and other applicable laws.

Step 4: Submit your documents. You may apply for this permit online by visiting Accela Citizen Access.    You can also email your completed application and site plan as PDF documents to, or drop them off in person at the Development Services Center (385 Kimbark Street), Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. .

Step 5: Pay your permit fees and pick up your plans. We will notify you via email or phone call with the cost of your permit fees once your permit is approved and ready for pick up. You may pay your permit fees online if submitted in this format. Final inspection is required once all work has been completed.

In English:
Fence Building Guide (PDF)
Fence Permit Application (goes to Permit Application page)

En Espanol:
Cercas (PDF)

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