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Denver issues 1,200 free permits for home upgrades

DENVER, Colorado – Denver issued more than 1,200 free building permits for nearly $6.3 million in home renovations during a two-week program to boost construction.

The “Home Renovation Bonanza” ended Monday.

Mayor John Hickenlooper said Tuesday the building permits would normally have cost a total of nearly $86,000.

The permits were available for remodeling existing kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms or basements; repairing or replacing roofs; making energy improvements such as adding insulation, replacing water heaters, furnaces or air conditioners or installing solar panels; and making exterior stucco or siding changes.

The permits are valid for 180 days.


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