Building & Permits

Mission Statement


We provide effective ordinance and code administration and enforcement and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens and businesses of Aurora. Additionally, we will continue to improve Aurora's ISO (Insurance Services Office, Inc.) and Building Code Effective Grading Schedule (BCEGS) score through departmental procedures, additional training, and certifications of staff. Improving this rating could decrease insurance rates paid for properties in Aurora.
ICC Certified

Major Functions


Major functions include administration and enforcement of the Aurora Building Code, adopted model codes, and ordinances. The Building and Permits staff also works closely with permit applications, to obtain code compliant permit submission documents, and with contractors, to build safe code compliant facilities.

Services Provided


Design Development Pre-Review Meetings


Design development pre-review meetings are provided to assist the design professional and the owner or tenant in understanding our ordinances and code requirements which pertain specifically to each project.

Plan Reviews


Plan reviews are provided to ascertain if the proposed construction complies with ordinance and code requirements prior to commencement of construction.

Site Inspection


Site inspections are provided to verify that construction, in place, complies with ordinances and code requirements.

Certificate of Occupancy Issuance


A certificate of occupancy issuance is provided to certify that, to the best of our knowledge, the construction is in compliance with the requirements of our ordinances and codes.