The Building Division protects the safety of citizens in the built environment by providing quality enforcement of adopted codes. Building issues permits, inspects work and reviews construction plans to ensure that all building projects for new or existing structures are safe and conform to code.
Staff work closely with landowners, developers, builders/contractors and homeowners for better understanding of the permitting process and expectations.
COVID-19 Service Update: Dec. 2020
Permit applications are still being accepted and inspections are being conducted. Changes to delivery of service are as follows and have been established to promote the health and safety of our community and our staff while still providing necessary services to residents and businesses. The following is effective December 2020 or until further notice and is subject to change:
- Inspectors have the authority to postpone an inspection at any time if they believe the conditions at a jobsite may be unsafe or jeopardize the health of any involved parties.
- Inspectors follow strict health and safety protocols including temperature checks, use of PPE and more. We ask that our customers also follow safety guidelines, please view the full protocol here.
- Building Inspections are being scheduled based on site-specific conditions. If you have a permitted job, use Citizen Access to manage and schedule appointments.
- Carefully review the Guidelines for new unoccupied buildings, occupied homes/ residential units, virtual inspections and other services.
Lima Street office open by appointment only. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call 720-874-6600 to make an appointment.
Follow the button below to create or access your Citizen Access account for full-service online application submittal, document uploading, inspection scheduling and payments. Please carefully review the second tab in news section below for a guide to electronic permits.
News & Operational Updates
At a Nov. 24 Public Meeting, the Board of County Commissioners approved an increase in Building Permit and Re-Inspection Fees.
Fee increases will be effective January 1, 2021 and can be viewed here.
Citizen Access is the online full-service platform that allows you to submit applications, upload documents, communicate with case reviewers, schedule inspections and make payments.
- STEP 1: Read the Electronic Permit Guide
- STEP 2: Click on the red button below and create an account.
For your convenience, we offer two forms of online transactions:
Electronic Check (ACH) with a transaction fee of $1.50 or Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express) with a transaction fee of 3%
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.
Building projects, as described in section R105 of the IRC and 105 of the IBC, of the current County adopted ICC codes, including amendments posted on our website require a building permit. Once you receive your building permit, the County will conduct inspections of your project. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to request inspections through Citizen Access.
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