Development Services

This profile has been designed to assist developers and contractors with process and procedure after approval of land entitlement through vertical construction permits and out to certificates of occupancy.  Forms and template documents are available, as well as process outlines and support information.  Please contact the Development Services Manager - (303) 655-2023 with any questions you may have throughout the construction phase of your project.

Fee Estimates

A complete estimate of fees that will be assessed and charged during the permitting process can be provided upon request.  Please utilize the Fee Estimate Request Form to obtain a fee estimate for your project, or review the Development Impact Fee Summary to complete a feasibility study on your own.  Fee estimates are provided based on the information provided on the estimate form; final fees are based on approved civil and construction drawings, and are those fee in effect at the time of permit issuance.  

Financial Guarantees

A financial guarantee will be requested for any work in the public right-of-way (ROW) or for any public infrastructure during development construction based on the schedule of public improvements from the development agreement or similar estimating documentation for the improvements.  Brighton will accept a cash escrow deposit, or any of the forms listed below, depending on the type of surety required.

Please see the template documents below for the minimum language accepted by Brighton for financial security of public improvements.

Bond Policy

Construction Acceptance

Upon completion of the public infrastructure, construction acceptance inspections shall be scheduled by the contractor.  The Streets, Utilities, and Community Development Departments will complete the inspection (when applicable) and will either approve the inspection, or will provide a punch-list of items that need to be corrected prior to approval of the inspection.  At the time the construction acceptance inspection is called, as-built drawings, a CCTV video of the sewer line (when applicable) and an affidavit of actual construction costs shall be submitted for review.  Upon approval of construction acceptance, the financial guarantee will be approved for a reduction to 15% of the actual costs submitted on the affidavit, and the one-year warranty period will begin.  The contractor of record is responsible for any repairs required during or at completion of the warranty period.

Final Acceptance

One year from the date of construction acceptance, a final acceptance inspection can be called.  At final acceptance, the applicable departments will inspect, provide a punch list of corrections, and once those corrections are complete, and the inspector signs off of final acceptance, the city assumes responsibility for the maintenance and repair of the improvements.  At the time of final acceptance, the financial guarantee can be released in entirety.