Permits & Inspections

The Town of Cochrane takes its responsibility for safety seriously. We inspect and approve design and construction for building, electrical, gas and plumbing work to ensure they comply with all relevant codes and standards. Permits grant legal permission to begin construction of a building project, including new construction, alterations, renovations, relocations, basement development and decks above 24 inches from grade.

The estimated time to process a building permit application is 10 business days.  The count starts from the day after a complete application is received.  To avoid any delays ensure all documentation has been submitted.

Online permit process
All Town permit applications (building, electrical, gas, plumbing) can be filled out and submitted via email, saving paper and dealing with applications efficiently. Payments can be completed over the phone then we’ll email your final permit — no trip to the RancheHouse required!

Here’s how it works:

homeowners link
contractors link