Residential Mechanical & Plumbing
Permits and inspections for residential replacements and installs of mechanical and plumbing appliances (i.e. water heater, furnace, air conditioner, etc.) are required to be approved and issued before work can be started. Applications can now be submitted through our online customer portal, Arvada Permits.
Guidelines for Submittal
Please review the table below for the permits available online and the license that is required to apply for the permit. The type of license that has been issued to your company will restrict the type of permit that you can apply for online, please review your license and contact the office if you have questions. Applications can also be made in person at Arvada City Hall located at 8101 Ralston Road Arvada, CO 80002, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At this time the online application is only available for contractors that have an active license with the City of Arvada, homeowners that wish to install these appliances will need to submit their application to the Building Inspection Division in City Hall.
Important: Upon inspection of new/replacement mechanical or plumbing equipment, if the inspector notes additional electrical work has been performed beyond the allowed disconnect/reconnect, and this work was not included/stated in the permit, the inspection will be failed and a double fee will be assessed for electrical work performed without a permit. Please indicate all electrical work on your permit to avoid unnecessary delays and inconveniences to the homeowner. If the scope of the work changes mid-project, please call our office to adjust the permit scope before calling for inspections.
|Work||Permit Type||Contractor's License Needed|
|Air Conditioner||Residential Mechanical||Mechanical|
|Gas Log Fire Place||Residential Mechanical||Mechanical|
|Gas Line||Residential Plumbing or Residential Mechanical||Plumbing or Mechanical|
|Evaporative Cooler||Residential Plumbing or Residential Mechanical||Plumbing or Mechanical|
|Boiler/Hydronic||Residential Plumbing or Residential Mechanical||Plumbing or Mechanical|
|Water Heater-Domestic||Residential Plumbing||Plumbing|
|Lawn Sprinkler||Residential Plumbing||Plumbing|
|DWV/Water Line Interior Only||Residential Plumbing||Plumbing|
|Water Conditioner||Residential Plumbing||Plumbing|
|Backflow Device||Backflow Device||Plumbing|
Online Application Process
The City of Arvada uses eTRAKiT for the Permit application process:
- New to eTRAKiT? View our log in instructions and eTRAKiT application guide.
- Returning User? Login to the eTRAKiT application.
Utilize our eTRAKIT Application.
|1 Appliance||$50, Use Tax|
|2 or more appliances||$75, Use Tax|
|Backflow Device||$50, Use Tax|
If you are a contractor that submits their Use Tax to the City of Arvada Sales Tax division, Use Tax will be removed from the permit after review by the Building Division staff, proof of Tax Exempt status will be requested during the application process.
Inspections are completed Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4 pm excluding holidays. Inspections must be scheduled by 6 am on the day of the desired inspection date. Someone 18 years or older needs to be available to allow access for the inspection. Once the inspections are completed you can review inspection results on Arvada Permits Site or by calling the automated inspection line at 720-898-7630.
Water conditioner installation require proof of certificate from the State of Colorado if not installed by a Master Plumber.
|Permit Type||Inspection Type|
|Residential Mechanical||Final Mechanical, Final Electrical (see note)|
|Residential Plumbing||Final Plumbing, Final Electrical (see note)|
|Backflow Device||Final Plumbing|
Note: If electrical work has been completed, other than a disconnect and reconnect, a Final Electrical Inspection must be scheduled before the permit can be closed.
Once the required inspections are completed with an Approved or Final result, the permit will be finaled and considered closed. An email with the results and notice of permit closer will be sent to the e-mail that is on file. Inspection results and permit status can always be reviewed online at the Arvada Permits Site or by calling the automated inspection line at 720-898-7630.