Residential Interior

Use this permit type to apply for the following projects. Please review the Residential Exterior webpage to help categorize your project.

Permit types:

  • Interior Remodels (Includes Kitchen and baths)
  • Garage Conversions
  • Structural modifications or repair
  • Basement Finishes
  • Foundation Repair

Before You Apply

Review the adopted building codes to help you understand the requirements for your projects, utilize this online code resource for the current codes.

Licenses Required

If you are the owner and occupant of the residence and you are completing the work by yourself, a license is not required. If you are hiring a contractor for any part of the project, the City of Arvada requires a licensed contractor to be listed on the permit. If you are the owner of the residence and it is not your primary residence, you will need to hire a contractor or obtain a contractor's license to be issued the permit.

Type of License required for Interior Remodels:

  • Class I-B builder's unlimited license
  • Class II-B builder's license
  • Class III-B builder's miscellaneous license

How to Apply

Our application process and plan review is completely electronic. If you have your plans in an electronic format, you will be able to upload them during the application process. Plans can be drawn by hand and dropped off at City Hall, staff will scan them and convert them to PDF format. There are numerous online resources available for drawing scaled plans that can help you create electronic plans.

When the project scope and all documents are ready, create a login on if you are a homeowner, or login using your AEC number if you are a contractor and start your application. All items will be attached to the application. Failure to attach documents will result in your application not being accepted. If you are having any issues during the application process please contact us for assistance. Utilize the eTRAKIT Application.

Once a completed application and plan sets have been submitted, building staff will review your application and send it to the plan reviewers. Plan reviews are 1-2 days depending on the detail of the plans and the business demands. The applicant will be notified via email if plans are approved or if the plans need to be updated.