Adams County Launches E-Permit Center

Adams County has launched its new E-Permit Center, which will allow residents and businesses to handle all aspects of applying for a building permit online without having to travel to a county office.

Using the E-Permit Center, located at, citizens can apply for, review, pay for, and print out building permits at any time from any computer or mobile device. In addition, residents and developers can use the E-Permit Center to schedule conceptual review meetings to get early input on more complex projects such as subdivisions and rezoning requests.

“The E-Permit Center is a long time coming and will be a huge benefit to Adams County residents and businesses,” said Norman Wright, director of the Community and Economic Development department. “This technology will let our citizens focus their time and effort on building and improving their homes and properties instead of making trips to county offices.”

The E-Permit Center can handle building permits that require staff review, such as new homes, basement finishes, sheds, fences, decks, pole barns, new commercial or industrial buildings, agricultural buildings, and commercial tenant finishes or remodeling. Expedited permits that require no staff review also must go through the E-Permit Center. These include residential A/C, furnace, re-roofing, water heater, and electrical expedite permits.

Paper applications will no longer be accepted in time. If you have questions or need guidance on how to use the E-Permit Center, a video that provides a visual overview of the entire permit process is available at You may also contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 720.523.6800.