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Community Development

250 North 5th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-244-1430
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F

Licenses and Permits


Click the permit name to apply or obtain more information.

Permits Issued by the Community Development Department:

Banner Permits:  Required for temporary signage, etc. flags, balloons and other special event displays.  For more information contact the Community Development Department at 970-244-1430.

Change of Use Permits:  For more information contact the Community Development Department at 970-244-1430.

Driveway Permits:  Required for widening of an existing driveway or construction of a new driveway.

Fence Permits:  Required before putting up a new fence or replacing an existing fence.  For more information contact the Community Development Department at 970-244-1430.

Home Occupation Permits:  Required to run a business out of a residence.

Planning Clearances for Residential:  Required for any new construction, including additions, garages or storage shed constructed on residential property.

Planning Clearances for Non-Residential:  Planning Clearances for Non-Residential Interior Remodels may be applied for on-line.  For other Non-Residential Planning Clearance information and requirements, please contact the Community Development Department at 970-244-1430.

Sign Permits/Clearances:  Must be applied for and issued to a licensed sign contractor.  For more information contact the Community Development Department at 970-244-1430.

Special Event Permit:  Required if event is open to the general public and will take place within normal vehicular or pedestrian traffic on a City public street, property or right-of-way.  For more information contact the Community Development Department at 970-244-1491.

Temporary Use Permits: Required for short-term uses or special occassions.  For more information contact the Community Development Division at 970-244-1430.

Permits and Licenses issued through other City Departments:

Industrial Pre-Treatment Permits:  Required for Industrial uses as well as Commercial uses such as restaurants, vehicle service facilities and machine shops.  For more information contact the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 970-256-4164.

Liquor License:  A liquor license is required to sell alcohol.  For more information contact the City Clerk's Office at 970-244-1509.

Sales and Use Tax License:  A sales tax license is needed to do business in the City of Grand Junction.  For more information contact the Sales Tax Division at 970-244-1536.

Permits and Licenses issued through Mesa County:

Contractor's License: Apply for a Contractor's License and find required testing information. For more information contact the Mesa County Building Department at 970-244-1631.

Building Permits:  Required for most types of construction.  For more information on how to obtain a Building Permit Contact Mesa County Building Department at 970-244-1631.  Contact the Community Development Department at 970-244-1430 for Planning Clearance requirements.

Mesa County Health Department Licenses:  Required for schools/day cares; body art/tattoo parlors; restaurants.  For more information contact the Mesa County Health Department at 970-245-8900.