Building Inspections

How to Request an Inspection

24-hour notice is required for all inspections. Your inspection will be scheduled the following work day. Inspections will not be performed without required permits. Inspection card(s) and plans must be on the job site. Contractor, agent, or owner must be present.  To request an inspection call (970) 375-4865 and leave a voice message with the following information:

  • Address
  • Permit number(s)
  • Request morning or afternoon
  • Type of inspection

Framing on a house

Inspection Information

Please review the following guidelines to determine when to request an inspection:

Footing - Stem Wall - Foundation

  • After all excavations and trenches are completed
  • All forms and reinforcing steel in place
  • Prior to scheduling concrete delivery


  • After roof, framing, fire blocking, exterior sheeting, and bracing are in place
  • After chimneys and vents are complete
  • After rough plumbing, heating, and electrical are complete

Plumbing - Rough

  • Installed and tested with water or air, in accordance with the International Plumbing Code (IPC), and observed by the building inspector
  • Gas piping is included in rough plumbing inspections

Mechanical - Rough

  • All vents, rough-in ductwork, and draft stops should be completed in accordance with the International Mechanical Code (IMC)

Drywall Fire Resistive Assemblies

  • Drywall should be complete and screwed or nailed in accordance with the International Building Code (IBC), Chapter 25 and International Residential Code (IRC) R317 Chapter 3
  • Taping and texturing may occur after inspection
  • Nailing inspections required for engineered diaphragm roof designs and engineered shear wall designs


  • If an active stormwater permit has been issued (City or State) the permittee should submit an inactivation notice once the site has reached final stabilization
  • If an onsite permanent stormwater feature is to be installed, a maintenance and ownership agreement shall be executed prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy

Finished Building - Certificate of Occupancy - Final Inspection

  • After building is complete
  • Electrical, water, sewer, heating, and cooling tested
  • State electrical inspector has signed off on permit and blue inspection card
  • Troubleshooting has corrected any issues
  • The Utilities Department has approved water meter installation
  • The Utilities Department has approved the back-flow prevention device
  • The Engineering Division has approved public improvements in the right of way
  • Driveways must be finished with asphalt or concrete
  • Building address numbers must be posted
  • All site improvements are complete or an on-site improvements agreement is in place
  • For more information on certificates of occupancy, visit the certificate of occupancy page