Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To protect the health and well-being of our community and to support social distancing guidelines, inspectors will not offer in-person office hours for the time being. Inspections will still be completed, and inspectors can be reached by phone/email.
For TCO/CO requests, including obtaining an inspection card, please contact your inspector directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All construction in Denver is inspected according to the Denver Zoning Code and Denver Building and Fire Code. All building inspections and the following zoning inspections can be scheduled online: setback, bulk plane, zoning certificate of occupancy, zoning temporary certificate of occupancy.
You'll need an e-permits account and either the permit number or site address to schedule inspections for an issued permit.
Download a PowerPoint tutorial (contains screenshots for creating an account, adding a license to your account, scheduling building/zoning inspections) OR
From the Denver Fire Department - How to schedule DFD inspections online (PDF)
You do not need an e-permits account to check the status of permits or inspections. You will need an account to schedule inspections.
(1) Enter e-permits, and then click the Development Services tab. From this tab, you can search by address or by record number (permit number or log number).
Search by Address or Permit Number
(2) If you search by address, you will see a list of all records associated with that site. Select your permit from the list.
(3) If you search by permit number, it will take you directly to the record detail page, shown to the right. From this page, you can tell if the permit is in progress, issued, or finaled. A permit must be "issued" in order to schedule inspections. To schedule an inspection or to view inspection results, go to Record Info > Inspections.
Search by Log Number
Another way to find permit records -- without knowing the permit number -- is to search the Building Log number and then go to Record Info > Related Records, as shown below. This will display a list of all permits associated with that project. Click "View" to view a specific permit.
You can also request a building inspection for the next business day via an automated phone system or in person. Zoning inspections cannot be requested via the automated phone system.
Note: A meter release inspection can't be scheduled by phone, but it can be scheduled online.
Visit the inspection services desk on the 3rd floor of the Wellington Webb building.
201 W. Colfax Ave., 3rd Floor
Denver, CO 80202
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Have the following information ready when calling to request an inspection:
You may request an estimated time window for the inspection. On the morning of the inspection, call 720-865-2505 and press 6 to speak to a representative.
Foundation Wall 101
Foundation Perimeter Drain 102
Frost Wall Insulation 104
Exterior Sheathing 105
Batt Insulation 106
Exterior Lath 111
2nd Story Attachment, Basement Structural Floor 112
Pre Construction Meeting 113
Bulk Plane 114
Set Backs 115
Building Slab 116
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy 120
Certificate of Occupancy 121
Blown Insulation 200
Blown Insulation 200
Pre-inspection Commercial Flat Roof 205
Partial Rough 302
Full Rough 303
Partial Final 304
Full Final 305
Fire Alarm 306
Service Equipment 307
Pressure Test 403
Water Service 404
Boiler, Commercial A/C
Pressure Test 701
Partial Rough 702
Pressure Test 901
Partial Rough 902
For re-inspections only, your building inspector may accept picture or video documentation of completed work in place of an in-person inspection. This acceptance is at the discretion of each inspector, and must be agreed upon at the time of your initial inspection.
Upon reviewing the picture or video, the inspector may request an in-person inspection if the picture or video does not sufficiently show that the identified corrections have been made.
If you need to cancel a permit or have the address changed on a permit, please fill out the below form and email it to email@example.com.
If you need to check the status of a form you have already submitted, call us at 720-865-2505 – option 6 to speak with inspections staff.
In order to issue a certificate of occupancy (CO), inspectors will require:
In order to issue a temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO), inspectors will require:
Marijuana facilities may present unique issues and needs related to electrical inspections. Please view the following document to learn more about preparing for an inspection.
Due to the high volume of roofing permits issued in recent months, roofing inspection requests cannot be fulfilled by city inspectors the next business day, as is routine for other types of building inspections. See below for the range of dates of inspection requests currently being served. Please note that inspectors only carry one-story ladders. You must provide a ladder set-up capable of reaching any roof point over one-story. Learn more about avoiding reinspection fees here.
|3-Digit Inspection Code and Type of Inspection||205 - Pre-inspection Commercial (New or Re-roof)||206 - Other (Mid-roof, roof insulation, other meeting)||201 - Roof (Final)|
|One- and Two-Family Asphalt Shingles||No||If needed*||Yes|
|Commercial Asphalt Shingles||Yes||If needed*||Yes|
|Low-slope Roofs||Yes||If needed*||Yes|
* A mid-roof inspection may be required when the pre-inspection identifies items that need to be completed but will not be visible for inspection at the final.
The option of a third-party inspection is available to roofing companies and property owners looking to avoid delays. The third-party firm must file a report after the inspection.
The third-party inspection form and your inspection report must be dropped off in-person or submitted to Building.firstname.lastname@example.org within 7 days of the final inspection.
As of November 2018, roofing inspections will be conducted within 1 business day of inspection requests, as weather allows.
NEW: Have your meter release request automatically sent to Xcel following your inspection -- just make sure to specifically schedule a "meter release inspection" online. A meter release cannot be scheduled through the automated phone system.
For roof-mounted solar/PV systems, please submit a signed statement to your electrical inspector confirming PV installation in accordance with the NEC.
All requests for inspections must be called in no later than 3:30 P.M. on the previous business day before the inspection is needed. Please include valid license and permit numbers.
Public Works Permit Operations (PWPO)
Outside of Denver, call 720-913-1311.
Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
201 W. Colfax Ave., 3rd floor
Inspectors are in the office from 7:30 - 8 a.m. Chief inspectors are available until 10 a.m.
Inspectors are unavailable during the following weekly meeting times: