General Building Inspection Information

In order to receive final approval for your project, scheduled inspections must be performed by the City’s building inspectors at various phases to ensure compliance with the building codes. Requesting necessary inspections is the responsibility of the contractor or homeowner. Do not cover anything without it first being inspected.

Inspection Line Number: 303-604-3822

How to Request an Inspection

Call the inspection request line number (303-604-3822) before 6am to receive your inspection. Please provide the following information when requesting your inspection:

  • Project number (Year-XXXX) - provide entire project/permit number.
  • Project address
  • Inspection type
  • Name and phone number. (For virtual Inspections, provide the phone number for person who will be onsite during the inspection.)

All inspections will occur between 9am and 4pm.  You may call the Building Department at 303-661-1451 between 8am and 9am: an inspector can give you a morning or afternoon arrival window for inspection. Some residential inspections may be virtual and this will be communicated to you at that time.   

Most inspections will require access into 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. 

Cancellation Line: 303-661-1451 - Cancel by 8:30am

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 (Re-inspection Fee of $75 may be charged). The inspector will review the plans if applicable and verify that all required codes are met and the project is ready to continue or is completed (final). The inspector will either sign the card or leave notes as to the inspection results. Please review your inspection record card to find inspection results.

What Requires an Inspection?

The yellow inspection record card lists typical inspections for new construction. Use the card as a guide. Some inspections listed do not apply to all projects. Do not cover anything without first having it inspected.

Certificate of Occupancy

A Certificate of Occupancy is issued upon proper completion of any new building, newly occupied commercial space, or change of use. Most homeowner projects do not receive a Certificate of Occupancy, as it is not necessary.