​Fast Friday Permits

While you wait permits for those “DIY” projects

  • Decks, Patio Covers, Sheds, Basement Finish, and some fences (see restrictions)
  • Available from 8 AM to 4 PM on Fridays only
  • Come to the Building Permit Counter: 9500 Civic Center Drive (Thornton Parkway @ I-25)

What you need to bring for your Fast Friday permit

  • A Completed Application is required for all projects.
  • For exterior projects such as decks and patio covers, a site plan of your home is also required. The site plan must include the location and size of your project and the distances to your property line. 
  • For proposed fence projects, site plans must show the type of material, height, location and length of the proposed fence. See the Fence Design Standards. 
  • Site plans may be made from the survey you received when you purchased your home or contact the Building Inspection office for other methods of providing a site plan. 
  • For deck, patio cover and shed projects, drawings showing the framing and foundation are required. Please refer to the Building Guides Information for more details on these plans. 
  • Applicable fees will be due and payable at the time of permit issuance. See Fee Estimator for additional information. 
  • Typical review time for a “Fast Friday” permit is 30 to 45 minutes. 


  • All exterior projects greater than 480 square feet requires a Minor Development Permit and cannot be processed as a Fast Friday permit.
  • The Building Inspection Division reserves the right to not issue “Fast Friday” permits if staff finds unusual circumstances.
  • Typical review time for residential permits that do not qualify as a “Fast Friday” permit is three to five working days.
  • Fences that are located adjacent to streets or on the perimeter of a subdivision are not eligible for Fast Friday permits. Fences on shared private property lines are typically accepted as Fast Friday permits.