New Construction

Prior to construction of any new development, the owner is required to schedule a pre-application meeting to discuss any land use development requirements. The first step to obtain a pre-application meeting is to complete and submit the Pre-Application Review Questionnaire Once the completed form is received, you will be contacted to schedule a meeting.  No building permits will be issued for commercial/industrial projects without the approval of City staff and the Fort Lupton Fire Department. 

Fees for new construction can be found by clicking on Building Applications, Fees & Guides; then click on Fees.

The City's water comes from mountain run-off as part of the Colorado Big Thompson (C-BT) project.  The applicant of any new construction project is required to provide water dedication, which is a fee in addition to the fees for new construction.  For the number of shares to be dedicated, refer to the Water Requirements for New Development.  Locate the water tap size for your project, then see C-BT Unit Equivalents (aka water shares) column.  The cost of each water share is based on market value and is therefore subject to change without notice.

For building permit submittal requirements, click on the tab below.  If you have any questions on submittals, contact Jennifer at 720-466-6104 or Mari at 720-466-6107.


  1. Single Family Dwelling
  2. Multi-Family
  3. Commercial Industrial

Single Family Dwelling

Submittal Requirements:
  • Complete a building permit application
  • Two (2) copies of a site plan, (one to be on 8 1/2 x 11)
  • Two (2) copies of construction drawings/blueprints to be stamped by a State of Colorado licensed architect/engineer
  • Two (2) copies of engineered foundation drawings with top of foundation noted
  • One (1) copy of the soil report
  • Site Drainage
  • Water share certificate, if applicable
  • Approval letter from HOA, if applicable
  • Improvement Location Certificate, ILC (prior to Certificate of Occupancy)
  • Additional information as required by City staff