Effective January 1, 2023, all credit card transactions will be charged an additional fee of 2.9% of the total amount due.

The Permit Counter is currently operating during all business hours when City Hall is open. We will assist you with all construction-related permitting and licensing, including all contractor's licensing, building permits, temporary and event permits, right of way permits, bonding, as well as inspections and general development coordination. You may email permit applications, submittals, and questions to or deliver them in person. Please email Contractor's License applications and Security Guard applications directly to 

To speak with a member of our team or schedule an appointment at City Hall, please contact the Building Division at 303-655-2017 or call your Permit Technician directly. 


Attention: Effective July 1st, 2023, we will be enforcing the 2023 National Electrical Code. Please update plans accordingly.

Ordinance 2393 for New Code

Effective January 1, 2023, Brighton City Council adopted the following 2021 Codes with amendments:

  • 2021 International Residential Codes
  • 2021 International Plumbing Codes
  • 2021 International Mechanical Codes
  • 2021 International Fuel Gas Codes
  • 2021 International Energy Conservation Codes
  • 2021 Property Maintenance Codes
  • 2021 Existing Building Codes
  • 2021 Swimming Pool & Spa Codes
  • 2021 Fire Codes

You may continue to submit under the current 2018 I-Codes until 1-1-2023 or use either code until that date.

On 1-1-2023 all new submittals shall use the adopted 2021 Code.

The above codes will bring the City of Brighton into current technology, material, and methods that are not addressed in previous versions.

You may view these codes at or at the Permit Counter located at City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave. Brighton, CO 80601. For questions, please feel free to contact the Permit Counter at 303-655-2017.

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Financial guarantee will be requested for any work done in the public right-of-way, or for public infrastructure construction. Please see a complete list of bond document templates and related policies.

The City of Brighton is in compliance with the Electricians Practice Act and CRS 12-115-120.