Starting an Application Online

Online Application Process

All users that would like to use the online application process must have a user account. If you are a licensed contractor with the City of Arvada, you must access Arvada Permits using your AEC license number. For more information about becoming a Licensed Contractor, visit the Contractor link under resources.

Note: If you are a homeowner completing work on a home that you own and occupy, you can apply for the permit.; However, if you are applying for a permit on a rental property, a license is required.


  • Step 1: Start an Application
  • Step 2: Log In
  • Step 3: Accept City Disclaimer
  • Step 4: Select Permit Type
  • Step 5: Select the Address
  • Step 6: Attach Documentation
  • Step 7: Permit Contacts
  • Step 8: Submit Application

Starting ApplicationUsing an internet browser, go to Arvada Permits. Select Apply/ New Permit to start your application for a permit.