Residential permit applications
Contractors are required to have a valid license from a jurisdiction with an ICC equivalent exam, certificate of liability of insurance, workers compensation insurance (if applicable) and current registration with the Town of Castle Rock prior to applying for a building permit.
Visit eTrakiT for contractor registration and renewal information. Homeowners may act as their own contractor for residential additions, alterations or repairs.
Residential building permit types are available through eTrakiT. The Town of Castle Rock Building Division supports Project Green. Project Green promotes an environmentally responsible and sustainable Town workforce, which includes paperless building permit applications. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their plans electronically in PDF format for review through eTrakiT.
As an alternate to eTrakiT, applicants may send their building permit application packages:
- Email to the Building Division
- Mail or deliver in person to 100 N. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104
- Fax to 720-733-2207
Residential permitsSome permit types may not require a plan review and are marked as OTC (over the counter). Please refer to the eTrakiT online checklist or contact the Building Division by email for questions regarding plan review.
Tankless water heaters require a plan review. Please provide the manufacturers specification sheet and load calculations with your submittal.
Drainage, erosion and sediment control (DESC)
A DESC permit is required for all new single-family tract, custom, multi-family and attached residences.
A DESC plan must be submitted and approved prior to issuance of a DESC permit. Checklist for Developing a DESC plan
An initial DESC inspection is required before construction begins.
DESC bonding for final gradeWhen final grade cannot be achieved due to weather, the permittee may submit the completed form on page 2 of the Town bonding policies to request approval to post a Fiscal Surety. Bonds will be approved only in cases where final grade cannot be established because of adverse site conditions caused by weather at the time of the final inspection. Bonds for reasons other than weather-related site conditions will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to denial. Temporary sediment controls are required at all times regardless of weather conditions.
For more information, see Section 8 of the GESC/DESC Manual.
|Residential detached tract home|
|Residential attached (townhouses etc) home|
|Deck and Porch Uncovered||checklist|
|Covered deck, porch, patio,pergola||checklist|
|Gas line for appliances
|Gas line and sewer line repair
|Residential air conditioning*
|Residential attached garage
|Residential detached garage
Residential hot tub, pool or spa
Residential retaining wall
Residential water heater*
Residential water heater - tankless**
- Basement Finish Checklist and Building Guide
- Custom Home Application
- Uncovered Decks and Porches
- Building Permit Application
- Landscape and Irrigation Design Affidavit
- Contractor Registration and Renewal Form
- Development Services Fee Schedule 2018 (signed)
- Residential Water Fixture Unit Calc
- DESC Bond Request Form
- Certificate of Occupancy Policy