Planning and Building Department
City Hall is open 9am-2pm Monday through Thursday and closed to public access on Friday. Staff is available during regular business hours.
The Lafayette Planning and Building Department is entrusted with guiding Lafayette's development and ensuring that the City remains dynamic, attractive, and livable.
- Apply for a Building Permit or submit a revised application
- Request a Building Inspection
- Apply or Renew a Contractor License
- Submit a Land Use Project or a Pre-Application Conference Form
Additional online services
Grants are available for up to $2,000 for Lafayette buildings 50 years or older. The money can be used to support maintenance, repair, or restoration. Apply by May 23...
Review the project and share your thoughts to help determine the conditions under which short-term rentals could be allowed in Lafayette. Read on...
Apply to join the Planning Commission Learn more and apply
Apply for the Historic Building Improvement Grant by May 23 at 5pm. Read on...
Learn more about Boulder County Housing and Human Services' recent progress on the Willoughby Corner affordable neighborhood project located at Emma/120th St. The project features 400 affordable rental and for-sale homes. Additional Info...
It is the mission of the Planning and Building Department to make Lafayette the most livable, dynamic, and attractive city that it can be while retaining its small-town livability.
To accomplish this goal, the department promotes the development of livable communities and an enhanced quality of life through a framework of managing growth and development in an environmentally sensitive, economically responsible, and socially robust way, preserving our past while planning for our future.
The department also promotes the continuing development of cultural amenities within our city. The achievement of this goal is performed in a manner that is consistent with the city’s Comprehensive Plan, the priorities and policies established by the City Council, the Planning Commission, and the community at large.