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.
Note: If you don't already have an e-permits account, you'll need to set one up
using the "schedule an inspection" link above before using the mobile site.
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 can also request a building inspection via an automated phone system or in person. Zoning inspections cannot be requested via the automated phone system. Find instructions and inspection codes here.
Note: A meter release inspection can't be scheduled by phone, but it can be scheduled online.
If you need an inspection outside of normal hours (7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.), request an after-hours inspection by filling out a special inspection request form (PDF).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.email@example.com within 7 days of the final inspection.
As of June 5, 2018, roofing inspections will be conducted, on average, within 1 to 3 business days of inspection requests.
For roof-mounted solar/PV systems, please submit a signed statement to your electrical inspector confirming PV installation in accordance with the NEC.
In order to protect the safety, prosperity, health and welfare of all city residents, city code regulations require that property owners keep their properties safe and well-maintained. About two dozen neighborhood inspectors handle public education and zoning enforcement throughout Denver’s 155 square miles. Most education and enforcement happens in response to reports that citizens make to 3-1-1, although inspectors also perform proactive inspections.
Please see below for phone numbers, times and locations to submit a request for a Wastewater / SUDP (sewer usage and drainage permit) inspection.
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)
You do not need an e-permits account to check the status of permits or inspections.
(1) Enter e-permits, and then click the Development Svcs tab.
(2) Type your log number (to check plan review status) or your permit number (to check inspection status) in the "Record Number" box, or to search by address, fill in the street number and street name boxes.
(3) On the results page, click the record number that corresponds to the permit you seek. Plan review status is located on the building log. Issued permit status and inspection results are located on the permit record (e.g., COMMCON, ELEC, PLUMB, ROOFSIDE).
(4) The permit detail page (shown below) will tell you if the permit is in progress, issued, finaled, etc. Plan review details are located under "processing status" and inspection results are located under "inspections."
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 E-permits help or to report a property/neighborhood concern:
311's hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m. (M-F) and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat./Sun.).
To speak with inspections staff:
Office hours and location:
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80202
Please call for an appointment to visit zoning/neighborhood inspections.