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Rebuild and Restore

Flood Repair Permits

If your property was damaged by the September 2013 flooding, complete the appropriate Building Permit application before visiting the Planning and Development Services Center in-person.

Permit Requirements

A City of Boulder permit and inspection is required for projects that affect the structure of a building or its electrical, mechanical, or plumbing systems. A permit is not required for drywall repairs or carpet replacements.

Before beginning any flood-related projects for your property, contact P&DS to determine if a City of Boulder permit is required. Email [email protected], visit or go to the Planning and Development Services Center.

Any modifications or improvements to protect private property must not adversely impact adjacent properties and must comply with all adopted building codes, design and construction standards, and land use regulations.


Qualified maintenance staff or professional contractors licensed with the City of Boulder must complete many of the projects that require a city permit. Visit the Hiring a Contractor page for lists of city-licensed professionals.