Inspections

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 is 303-604-3822.

How to Request an Inspection


Call the inspection request line number - 303-604-3822 before 7:00 AM to receive your inspection.  Please provide the following information when requesting your inspection:
  • Project Number (Year-XXXX) - Give us the entire project/permit number
  • Project Address
  • Inspection Type
  • Name and Phone Number
  • AM/PM Time Frame (for Homeowners/Residential Permits only) 
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. 

We allow only Homeowners and Residential Permits an opportunity to request a preference of:  AM:  9:00 AM to Noon  or   PM:  1:00 PM to 4:30 PM 
Commercial contractors and production homebuilders must be ready for all inspections by 9:00 AM and your inspection window will occur between 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

We do not guarantee that the inspection will take place during your requested time frame, but our inspectors will work to the best of their ability to arrive during that time.

Due to the high volume of inspection requests, we are unable to individually call and confirm your inspection.

Cancellation Line:  303-661-1270 - Call by 8:30 AM to Cancel

Requirements for All Inspections


You will need the building inspection record card and approved field plans on site at ALL TIMES.  If 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 $75.00 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. When the project is complete, the inspector will remove the card and file it as a permanent record.   Please view your inspection record card to find inspection results, do not call the Building Department.

Reroof Inspection Requirements
One final inspection - no mid-roof inspection
Ladder only required for flat roofs
Do not call for a roof inspection until you are sure the roof is not snow covered.  You will be charged a reinspection fee if inspector is called out for an inspection on a snow covered roof.

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.