The mission of the Building Division is to provide quality customer service in a timely and courteous manner, to enforce adopted codes in a professional and unbiased manner and to earn the respect of the citizens we serve.

COVID-19 Service Update

Until further notice, only essential and critical inspections will be scheduled.  Essential and critical inspections include, but are not limited to, occupied residences without electricity, heat or water; inspections related to services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation; critical operation of jobsites; and other essential services as determined by the Arapahoe County Chief Building Official, Joe Richards.

Arapahoe County will provide limited building inspection and plan review services to our building community.  Revised policies and staff availability during this public health emergency will dictate the limits. Please review the following document for further guidance.  


Contemporaneous Reviews of Electrical and Plumbing License and Apprenticeship Requirements

Per HB19-1086 (Plumbing) effective 1-1-20 and SB19-156 (Electrical) effective 7-1-19, Arapahoe County Building Division will be performing license reviews during the course of normal inspections.  This new procedure is designed to ensure consistent enforcement of licensure requirements at the request of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.

Guidelines: Contemporaneous Review Guidelines for Plumbing-Electrical Licenses

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On August 30, 2016 the Board of County Commissioners voted to amend the County Building Codes, by adopting several of the 2015 International Codes along with applicable amendments, effective October 1, 2016.

 A copy of the adopted codes and amendments are available for viewing at the following link:

 Adopted Building Codes and Amendments - Effective October 1, 2016