Building Permits

The Town of Ault is only accepting online building permit applications through the use of CommunityCore.

PROPERTY OWNERS: To register, fill out, and file an online application please click HERE

CONTRACTORS: To fill out and file an online application please click HERE to get registered for online access.

Please note that all permits expire after 180 days of inactivity or abandonment.

For information on the application for building permits please contact All inspections for the Town of Ault are done by SAFEbuilt Colorado.

Permit Fee Schedule


Helpful Application Packets

Accessory Structures (PDF)
Basement Finish (PDF)
Patio Covers/Carports (PDF)
Pools (PDF)
New Commercial Submittal Procedures (PDF)
Residential Addition (PDF)
Residential Re-roof (PDF)
Uncovered Decks and Porches (PDF)
Pole Barns (PDF)
Procedure for Contemporaneous Reviews
of Electrical and Plumbing Licenses (PDF)

Current Codes Adopted

  • International Building Code – 2018
  • International Residential Code – 2018
  • International Energy Conservation Code – 2018
  • International Fuel Gas Code – 2018
  • International/Uniform Plumbing Code – 2012
  • International/Uniform Mechanical Code – 2018
  • National Electric Code – 2020

Other Resources

Steps for Obtaining a Permit

  1. Fill out the application, including any approval letters, neighbor approval letters or letters of request for approval.
    • If your project is exterior or changes the scope of your foundation, the applicant must write a letter addressed to the Planning Commission explaining in detail building plans.  Include your name, address and telephone number.
    • If your project is within the Metro District of Conestoga, you must have a project approval letter prior to submitting your application.
  2. Submit one set of plans of any required plans (such as before and after, electrical, structural).  Plans should include one drawing of the new construction, and one drawing with the existing buildings/rooms; show all easements and setbacks (when required). Provide square feet information on the floor plan for a residential addition, basement, 1st and 2nd story, garage, carport, deck, porch, and crawlspace. Describe in detail the proposed use of the structure.
  3. Applicant  must submit a completed form for sign off of all underground easement    locates to the Town Hall. (When applicable.)
  4. If your project requires approval by Planning Commission: all paperwork must be turned in to the Town Hall six (6) days prior to the next scheduled Planning Commission meeting.  (Held on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.)
    •  It is mandatory that you attend the scheduled Planning Commission meeting. If the applicant fails to appear, the Planning Commission shall table the request to the next regular scheduled planning commission meeting. 
    • If a variance is needed, attend the scheduled Town Board meeting. (Held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.) 
  5. After the Planning Commission has reviewed/approved the project, the application and plans will be sent to SAFEbuilt Inc., located in Windsor, CO. 
  6. When the application is approved and returned to Town Hall, you will be given a call and receive an email with any fees that have been assessed on the permit application and how to pay. 
  7. Once the permit has been paid and authorization have been issued the contractor/owner may begin work on the project.  You will be responsible to contact SAFEbuilt Inc. for all inspections as required.


Inspections from Safebuilt may be scheduled by calling 970-686-7511.

Notice Regarding Residential Inspections

Safebuilt is currently inspecting occupied homes but are asking the public to answer the following questions prior to scheduling. If you can answer yes to either of these questions, please consider scheduling your inspection at a later date. 
1.  Within the past 14 days, have you traveled or been in contact with anyone else that has traveled outside the state of Colorado and/or the country?
2.  Within the past 14 days, have you or anyone else scheduled to be at the property been sick, had a fever, sore throat, felt nausea or had a cold and flu symptoms?