March 7, 2017

Did you know that warehouse permits are required for both new buildings and renovations? Whether you’re moving into a new warehouse or are simply thinking of redesigning your layout, it’s very likely that you’ll have to obtain a permit. In Denver, warehouse permits are required for shelves and racking over 12 feet tall and are also necessary for storing certain high hazard commodities above 6 feet. It’s also important to know that permit guidelines are strict. But by partnering with the right material handling company, obtaining a permit can be an easy, hassle-free process.

Obtaining a Warehouse Permit in Denver

Many warehouses choose to use high vertical storage units to save space and maximize profits. This makes obtaining a permit absolutely necessary. However, in Denver, obtaining a permit requires adhering to strict city guidelines and regulations, for much of which formal documentation is required. In fact, permit applicants are required to go through a rigid process which requires them to submit scaled floor plans of high-piled areas and pass a detailed inspection.

Permit Requirements & Regulations

What exactly are the regulations for high piled or combustible storage? You can check out the full list here. Some of the requirements for obtaining a permit include but are not limited to:

  1. The name of the tenant owner and their contact information
  2. Adherence to DFC Chapter 23 High-piled Combustible Storage Table 2306.2 General Fire Protection and Life Safety requirements and NFPA 13, Chapter 12, for general design criteria for the protection of storage occupancies
  3. Hydraulic placard on sprinkler risers with system flow densities and storage height information
  4. Designation of storage height and square footage
  5. A scaled floor plan of high piled areas with detailed information
  6. Information regarding the original building date of the establishment
  7. Additional guidelines and inspection requirements

Denver’s Warehouse Permitting Consultants

At Porta Power, we’re highly familiar with Denver’s requirements for warehouse permitting. We specialize in high pile storage permits and offer on-site consultations. Our structural engineers will work with you to help make sure that your storage units meet general permitting guidelines. And we can also create detailed CAD drawings to assist with the application process. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.