Portal Allows You to Interact With Boulder's Land Management System Online

These public-facing tools are designed to make participating in the community development process more engaging and convenient. The EnerGov CSS ePortal is designed with the latest software standards, modern aesthetics, and is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Create an Account in EnerGov CSS

Things to know

  • When creating a CSS account, please use the email address you used when previously working with the city.
  • For questions on how to set up an account, make an inspection request or submit a permit application, please review the user guide.

Connecting Active and Inactive Cases to Your EnerGov CSS Account

Make a request

If you need to access a certain case in CSS or need to have your contact records cleaned up, please fill out this Contact Form and send it to P&DSInfoResourcesHelpDesk@bouldercolorado.gov.

CSS Contact best practices FAQ


The City of Boulder has replaced the former land management and permitting software system, LandLink, that was implemented in December 1999.

EnerGov is a software system that provides operational transparency to customers and the public. Customers can access a self-service portal to submit some applications online and view the status of applications and the results of building inspections. In 2019, further enhancements will allow customers to submit digital applications online for all application types, eliminating the need for customers to submit paper applications and plan sets.

What Has Changed?

New Self-Service portal

  • Customers must designate a single email address for creating a portal account to receive email notifications about application status updates, invoices and process information.
  • Application and permit status information, inspection requests and outcomes, fee payments and other information will be available in the portal.
  • Customers can apply for certain permits and services through the portal.
  • A dedicated help-desk phone line is available at 303-441-1880 for customers needing support.

Changes to payment

  • Customers can pay for all services online in the Customer Self-Service Portal after setting up an account.
  • The city is adding a non-refundable service fee of 2.85 percent for credit and debit cards. The City of Boulder does not retain any portion of the service fee, which is assessed to cover transaction processing costs. There will no longer be a $2,500 transaction limit.
  • When paying in person, customers should bring their invoice number (not just permit/case number or address) to save time with the cashier.
  • Customers no longer have multiple permit numbers for projects with multiple trades. There will be a main building permit and sub-permits that are linked to a building permit case.

Applications that can be submitted online:

The following application types can be submitted through the Customer Self-Service Portal (note - if you do not see your project type listed here, visit the "Apply via email" section below):

  • Deconstruction (Full Structure Removal)
  • Duplex, Triplex or Townhome
  • Electrical/Solar
  • Erosion Control
  • Fence and Wall
  • Fire
  • Floodplain/Floodplain Information Request
  • Grading
  • Mechanical/HVAC/Solar Water Heater/Wood Burning
  • Mixed-use
  • Mobile Home Installation
  • Multi-Family
  • Non-residential
  • Plumbing
  • Right-of-Way
  • Roofing Replacement
  • Sign
  • Single Family Detached
  • Utility
  • Wetland

Changes to contractor requirements for permits

  • General Contractors and Sub-Contractors will be required to be identified and licensed with the city prior to permit issuance.
  • Homeowners applying for a permit and acting as their own contractor will need to have a contractor license. This can be obtained by submitting a Homeowner Contractor License Application prior to permit issuance

Changes to inspections

  • Customers need to provide approved plans to inspectors onsite.
  • Customers can request inspections and confirm schedule/inspector online through the portal.
  • The 24/7 automated phone system used to schedule inspections has been replaced by an online inspection scheduling system.

Changes to mechanical permits online

  • Mechanical permits will be treated as other stand-alone permits and will not be provided immediately as they are with Mech E-Gov permits.