Building and Construction Permits

Lakewood provides permitting and inspection services for homeowners and contractors using our online eTRAKiT system.

Do I need a permit? | What Type of permit should i apply for?

List of exemptions from permits(PDF, 170KB).

eTRAKiT Permit Types(PDF, 193KB) (note that our permit types have changed) 


For Contractors

Contractors must be registered with Lakewood and must have a contractor account in

  1. Go to
  2. At the top-right corner, click "Forgot Password."
  3. Select "Contractor," and enter the email address that's on file with the city with your contractor registration and click "Reset Password."
  4. Check your email for instructions on creating a password.  Go back to the eTRAKiT website, select "Contractor," and enter your existing Lakewood Contractor Registration ID in the username field and your new password in the password field, and click the login button.
  5. Once you're logged in, you'll be able to see your dashboard, which shows you everything connected to your account including active permits, inspections and projects.
  6. On the left side of the website, you can choose from services including applying for new permits, paying fees and scheduling inspections.

Building permit process for Contractors(PDF, 181KB) .    

For Homeowners

Homeowners must establish an account in to be able to apply for permits.

Building permit process for Homeowners(PDF, 164KB).

Fee Schedules

Building Codes 

Building code information is available on the Public Works page under Building Codes & Permits

Contact Information:
Permit Counter - Public Works Department
Phone: 303-987-7500