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  Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

To protect the health of our community, inspectors will not offer in-person office hours for the time being. For questions about an inspection, or for TCO/CO requests, including obtaining an inspection card, please contact your inspector directly or email the administrative staff.

Inspections will only be performed at sites that have social distancing protocols in place.

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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. 

  • Inspections will be completed within 2 business days. Inspections cannot be scheduled for permits that are still under review. Permit status must be "issued." 
  • For permits issued online, inspectors will carry inspection cards. You do not need to obtain these yourself.
  • Make sure to provide a good site contact phone number for the inspector to use.

Note: You'll need an e-permits account before using the mobile site.

First time scheduling online? Account set-up instructions:

You'll need an e-permits account and either the permit number or site address to schedule inspections for an issued permit. 

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Helpful information

screenshot of online inspection schedulingYou 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.

screenshot of related records

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.

Schedule in person

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

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Schedule by phone - 720-865-2501

Have the following information ready when calling to request an inspection:

  1. The eight-digit Automated Inspection Request Number located at the top right of your permit (Example: 09123456)
  2. The total number of floors to be inspected, and
  3. The three-digit inspection code that matches your permit type. (See below for a list of inspection codes.)

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. 

Inspection Codes


Footing 100 
Foundation Wall 101 
Foundation Perimeter Drain 102 
Waterproofing 103 
Frost Wall Insulation 104 
Exterior Sheathing 105 
Batt Insulation 106 
Drywall 107 
Final 108 
Other 109 
Exterior Lath 111 
Frame 112 
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


Final 110

General Construction

Blown Insulation 200
Roof 201
Siding 203
Pre-inspection Commercial Flat Roof 205
Other 206


Slab 300 
Underground 301 
Partial Rough 302 
Full Rough 303 
Partial Final 304 
Full Final 305 
Fire Alarm 306 
Service Equipment 307 
Ceiling 308 
Walls 309


Groundwork 400 
Rough 401 
Final 402 
Pressure Test 403 
Water Service 404

Fire Protection

Underground 410
Rough 411
Final 412


Rough 500 
Final 501

Boiler, Commercial A/C

Groundwork 700 
Pressure Test 701 
Partial Rough 702 
Rough 703 
Final 704


Groundwork 900 
Pressure Test 901 
Partial Rough 902 
Rough 903 
Final 904

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

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.

Certificate of Occupancy

In order to issue a certificate of occupancy (CO), inspectors will require:

  • That all facets of the job are complete, including work from modified plans.
  • A complete building inspection card, or cards for multiple permits, from the City and County of Denver, with all required rough and final inspection signatures including all required agency signatures in the red box on the back of the card.
  • Final approval letters from any third-party engineers and inspectors.
  • A final approval letter from the engineer of record.

Before visiting the inspections counter to obtain a CO:

  • Schedule and pass the 108 - final inspection. 
    • Note: You do not need to bring your paperwork to counter, inspectors will take the paperwork at your final inspection. 
  • The CO will be mailed to the property owner and emailed to the email contact listed on the permit.

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy

In order to issue a temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO), inspectors will require:

  • A letter explaining the reason for a TCO from the primary permit holder or building owner and how long it will be needed.
  • A complete building inspection card from the City and County of Denver, stamped “TCO,” including all Required final signatures and all required agency signatures in the red box.
  • All life safety systems functioning upon TCO inspection.
  • All third-party engineers’ observation letters.
  • A final letter by the engineer of record.
  • Collection of the $200.00 TCO fee.

Before visiting the inspections counter to obtain a TCO:

  • Schedule and pass the 120 – Temporary certificate of Occupancy inspection. 
  • After passing this inspection, bring your paperwork into the office no later than 10:00 a.m. Monday-Friday for processing. 
  • If approved, a $200 fee will be assessed and the payment should be made online through e-permits
  • The TCO will be emailed to email contact listed on the permit.

If you need an extension on your TCO:

  • Email a letter to Paul Schaffer and Todd Miller stating the reason for the extension request and the additional time needed to complete the project. 
  • If approved, a $200 fee will be assessed and the payment should be made online through e-permits
  • The TCO will be emailed to email contact listed on the permit.

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.

Electrical inspections guidelines for marijuana facilities (PDF)

How to schedule a final inspection or Certificate of Occupancy (CO) inspection for Landmark:

  • Visit e-permits and click "Enter E-Permits"
    • New users will need to create an account 
  • In e-permits, click the “Development Services” tab and then either: 
    • Select the permit record from your “My Records” list (which will populate after your contractor’s license has been added to your e-permits account) OR
    • Search for the permit. Type the permit number in the Record Number box and hit search.
  • Once on the correct permit page, go to "Record Info" > "Inspections"
  • Click “Schedule or Request an Inspection” 
  • Select "Zoning CO" to schedule either a final inspection, or a final CO inspection

What to expect from your Landmark inspection:

  • The Landmark inspector will check to see if the work complies with the Denver Zoning Code, the Landmark Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) and the approved set of Landmark plans. 
    • NOTE: Any changes made after your plans have been approved  must be submitted for review and approval again. Changes made without Landmark approval will cause your inspection to be denied.

Landmark inspection tips:

  • Do not make any changes to design, dimensions, and/or materials (including trim work, windows, doors, etc.) without Landmark approval
  • Do not remove, replace, or infill any doors or windows that were not previously approved by Landmark
  • Do not have any missing or dead landscaping (if required by zoning)
  • Do not install materials that are not allowed in historic districts or on individual landmark sites. Such materials include compressed artificial wood, T-111 siding, skim-coat or two-coat stucco systems, siding or trim with faux-wood grain, and vinyl windows.
  • Make sure all work complies with the Denver Zoning Code 
  • Make sure to obtain all required Landmark approvals, as well as building and/or zoning permits 
  • Make sure the approved plans show:
    • The locations of any exterior building penetrations 
    • New AC units, fences, or site work that may require a zoning permit (e.g. planter boxes over 12” in height) 
    • Exterior lighting
    • Installation of a new or replacement fence
    • Any hardscaping and site work

NOTE: Some work requires a building and/or zoning permit when the building is located in a historic district or has been designated as an individual landmark site. See Denver Building Code Section 130.3 Exempted Work (exceptions for 2, 5 and 23):

  • Fences of any height
  • Retaining walls of any height
  • Window replacements

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.

Inspections Required

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
Townhomes Yes If needed* Yes
Commercial Asphalt Shingles Yes If needed* Yes
Low-slope Roofs Yes If needed* Yes
Tile No Yes 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.

Third-party roofing inspections

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 within 7 days of the final inspection.

This week’s inspections

As of November 2018, roofing inspections will be conducted within 1 business day of inspection requests, as weather allows.

For roof-mounted solar/PV systems, please submit a signed statement to your electrical inspector confirming PV installation in accordance with the NEC.

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.

Wastewater/Sewer Use and Drainage Permit (SUDP) Inspections

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)

  • A plumbing or sewer contractor licensed by the City and County of Denver must call fo sanitary & storm sewer exterior piping / pre-treatment devices / repairs (piping in same trench) and cut-offs
  • A contractor licensed by the City and County of Denver must call for storm sewer exterior above grade and no piping

  • Temporary Certificates of Occupancy (TCO) require a letter of request stating permit number, address, reason for requesting TCO and when the outstanding items will be completed. Note that not all requests for TCO can be granted.
  • Requests for TCO must be submitted to Public Works Permit Operations (PWPO), 2000 W 3rd Ave, 1st floor counter, a minimum of 48 hours before the inspection is needed.

  • Permanent Certificates of Occupancy inspections must be called in to Public Works Permit Operations (PWPO) 303-446-3759 with valid permit numbers and field contact information no later than 3:30 P.M. on the previous business day before the inspection is needed.


Dial 3-1-1 to report a property/neighborhood concern.

Outside of Denver, call 720-913-1311.

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Inspection Administration

Phone: 720-865-2505



Office Hours & Location

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
201 W. Colfax Ave., 3rd floor

During office hours, inspection staff will be available to assist customers with e-permits, answer in-depth questions, and process TCOs (COs will be mailed after the final inspection has been approved).

  • If you need to speak with an inspector directly, use the DevelopDENVER mapping tool to find your inspector.
  • COs/TCOs will not be processed after 10 a.m. 
    • Note: COs and TCOs will only be processed after the required inspection has been approved (“108-final” for CO, “120-Temporary Certificate of Occupancy” for TCO).”