Larimer County Offices, Courts, District Attorney, Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste, and Recycle Center are all closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015.
County Offices are also closed on Friday, November 27 while the Courts, District Attorney, Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste, and Recycle Center are open. Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.
The following information/plans will be required for full plan submittals for Building Department review:
Plans are to be stamped by a Colorado Licensed Architect. A Colorado Registered Engineer is to stamp the structural portions of the plans if structural work is being done. Colorado Registered Mechanical Engineer for Mechanical work, etc. All plans are to be drawn to scale, such as 1/4" = 1' or 1/8" = 1'.
*Energy Code Compliance Requirements*
An Energy Code Compliance Report, prepared by the designing/project Architect shall be provided as a part of the plans submittal for building permit. The structure must be designed to comply with either ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1 or Chapter 4 [CE] and applicable tables for Climate Zone 5 of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). A Com Check energy Code analysis of the structure will be accepted as part of the required compliance report. (Com Check is a Three Part Report: Building Envelope, Mechanical and Electrical) An Air Leakage Test is required on all new structures and large additions.
The following items shall be addressed within the Required Energy Code Compliance report in addition to the items noted above:
Note: Individual Tenant Spaces shall comply with either Section 406.2 or Section 406.3 unless documentation is provided that demonstrates the entire building is in compliance with Section C406.4 - 2012 IECC.
**Section C408 - 2012 IECC requires HVAC and Electrical Systems to be commissioned in accordance with Sections C408.2 and C408.3 - 2012 IECC. Final Commissioning Reports shall be provided to the Building Department and the Building Owner in compliance with each section. (**New structures and additions over 15,000 sq. ft. in area.)
*Special Note:Concerning items 8 and 9 in this document. Details of how penetrations in fire rated assemblies are to be protected are required, along with the listing number of the material or system to be used. Approval of such systems or materials is required prior to actual use of such materials or systems. (A "Listing Number" is the number assigned to a given product or assembly by a testing lab or agency such as UL, ETL, or RADCO.) All such assemblies require full inspection.
Plans Note: Specialty plans, such as those indicated in plan requirements 16 and 17 of this handout, are required on such items that are not typical to all types of Commercial construction. Such as; Spray Painting operations which involve the spray application of flammable finishes, these operations are required to have approved paint booths and mixing rooms. Two sets of all such plans must be submitted to the Fire Department having jurisdiction as well as this department for review. Provide all listing numbers for all such units in the submittals. (A "Listing Number" is the number assigned to a given product or assembly by a testing lab or agency such as UL, ETL, or RADCO.) Toilet room "blow-up" details are always good to be sure that accessibility requirements are met.
Notations or markings in red-ink are not permitted on plans, "red-lines" are reserved for Building Department review notes and corrections.
The applicant for Building Permit must take two sets of plans for the project to the Fire Department having jurisdiction. The Fire Department concerned then reviews the plans and issues Larimer County Building Department a letter of project approval when the plans have been reviewed and approved by such fire department. Until the Fire Department having jurisdiction issues an "plans approval letter", no building permit will be issued for the project concerned.
The applicant must take a set of all plans by the Larimer County Health Department for review and approval. The health department must sign off/approve plans in the computer system prior to issuance of a building permit. Obtain a copy of the Larimer County Health Department Plan Review Requirements pamphlet for further direction. Kitchen hoods plans must be reviewed and approved by the health department and the hoods inspected on-site by them as well.
Larimer County Building Department does not review electrical plans. A separate permit is required from the State of Colorado Electrical Board. The State of Colorado Electrical inspectors do all electrical inspections. (2011 NEC - 2014 NEC as of July 1, 2014)
This handout is not intended to be all-inclusive, it is merely to give a good basic outline as to plan submittal requirements.
For further information on requirements for your specific project please feel free to call (970) 498-7700. SG/12-2013