If a property fails an inspection, then an inspector has noted a life safety or critical health issue that makes it unsafe for tenants. If repairs to structural, mechanical, electrical, or plumbing systems are required to ensure they are safe and in good working order, property owners must receive permits. A qualified contractor must make the repairs before having the rental unit re-inspected. A re-inspection or verification from the inspector is required to confirm compliance.
What if my repairs require building permits?
Building permits are issued and completed work is inspected by Community Planning and Development. Visit www.denvergov.org/epermits to apply.
What if I'm unable to comply with the checklist?
Denver’s rules and regulations governing residential health are important to ensure safe and habitable living conditions. Variance petitions can be submitted to the Board of Public Health & Environment. The petitioner must show they meet the standards for obtaining a variance. The Board may approve, approve with conditions, or decline the request. More information and how to submit a variance are in the Rules Governing Hearings before the Board.
For any other information about a failed inspection, call 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Department will follow up with you directly.