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. 

  • Inspection Request Line: 303-604-3822
  • Cancellation Line: 303-661-1451 (cancel by 8:30am)

Request an inspection

Call the inspection request line at 303-604-3822. You must call before 6am to receive your inspection. 

Provide the following information

  • Project number (Year-XXXX)
    • Provide the entire project/permit number
  • Project address
  • Inspection type
  • Name and phone number
    • Virtual Inspections: provide the phone number for who will be onsite during the inspection

Onsite or virtual inspections

  • 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. Some residential inspections may be virtual.   
  • 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.

Canceling an inspection

Cancel your inspection by 8:30am by calling our Cancellation Line at 303-661-1451

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, the project is ready to continue or is completed and final.
  • The inspector will either sign the card or leave notes with the inspection results. Review your inspection record card to find inspection results.

Typical inspections required

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.