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.

WorkPermit TypeContractor's License Needed
FurnaceResidential MechanicalMechanical
Air ConditionerResidential MechanicalMechanical
Gas Log Fire PlaceResidential MechanicalMechanical
Gas LineResidential Plumbing or Residential MechanicalPlumbing or Mechanical
Evaporative CoolerResidential Plumbing or Residential MechanicalPlumbing or Mechanical
Boiler/HydronicResidential Plumbing or Residential MechanicalPlumbing or Mechanical
Water Heater-DomesticResidential PlumbingPlumbing
Lawn SprinklerResidential PlumbingPlumbing
DWV/Water Line Interior OnlyResidential PlumbingPlumbing
Water ConditionerResidential PlumbingPlumbing
Backflow DeviceBackflow DevicePlumbing

Online Application Process

The City of Arvada uses eTRAKiT for the Permit application process:

Utilize our eTRAKIT Application.


AppliancePermit Fees
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.