Inspections

Scheduled inspections must be performed by the City’s building inspectors at various phases to ensure compliance with the building codes. This is also needed to receive final approval for your project. 

Requesting necessary inspections is the responsibility of the contractor or homeowner. Do not cover anything without it first being inspected. 

Request an inspection

Lafayette residents who have obtained a homeowner permit may call the inspection request line. You must call before 6am to receive your inspection. 

  • Inspection Request Line: 303-604-3822 (for residents with homeowner obtained permits only)
  • Cancellation Line: 303-661-1451 (cancel by 9:00am)

Effective 8/1/23: All contractors must utilize the MyGov portal for all inspection requests.  Click here to be redirected to the MyGov Portal. Click here for information regarding the use of the portal for scheduling inspections and viewing project progress.  The inspections requested must be scheduled by 6am to be conducted on the same business day.

Provide the following information:

  • Project number (Year-XXXX)
  • Provide the entire project/permit number
  • Project address
  • Inspection type
  • Name and phone number

Inspection Process

  • All inspections will occur between 9am and 4pm. Call the Building Department at 303-661-1451 between 8-9am for your inspection arrival time window. 
  • Most inspections will require access to the property. 
  • There must be someone over the age of 18 at the project address to provide access. Inspectors will not enter an occupied home without the homeowner or homeowner representative present. 
  • Please ensure that pets are kept inside on inspections that require rear yard access.

Requirements for all Inspections

  • You will need the building inspection record card and approved field plans on-site at all times. 
    • If the permit card and/or approved stamped plans by the Building Department are not available, the inspector will not conduct the inspection. A Re-inspection Fee of $75 may be charged. 
  • The inspector will review the plans, if applicable; verify that all required codes are met and either approve the inspection or provide a written list of code violations which will need to be corrected.  Once all corrections have been completed, the inspection can be rescheduled..
  • The inspector will sign the front of the permit card when the inspection has been approved.  Please read all notes that the inspector provides on the front or back of the permit card, or on the yellow Lafayette Inspection Tags. 

Certificate of Occupancy

A Certificate of Occupancy is issued for the following projects: 

  • New Single- Family Homes and additions to existing Single- Family Homes
  • New Two- Family Homes (one Certificate of Occupancy for each unit)
  • New Townhomes (one Certificate of Occupancy for each unit)
  • New Multi-family buildings (one Certificate of Occupancy for each building)
  • New Commercial Buildings and additions to existing New Commercial Buildings
  • Changes of Occupancy