The Building Division protects the safety of citizens in the built environment by providing quality enforcement of adopted codes.
COVID-19 Service Update
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 and when you arrive so that a staff member can assist you with entrance to the building. Use Citizen Access for Building, Engineering and Planning cases, permits, applications and more.
Building: Inspections (residential & commercial) have resumed and will be scheduled based on site-specific conditions. Info at 720-874-6600 or email@example.com. It is preferred that occupied homes are vacated with the exception of one individual to shadow the inspector and maintain a six foot distance (masks are encouraged to be worn by the homeowner). Inspectors will wear masks, gloves and other PPE. If the safety of a site or the ability to maintain social distancing is compromised, an inspector may terminate inspection for those reasons and provide additional options.
Revised policies and staff availability during this public health emergency will dictate the limits.
Current Operations & News
Public Comment: is open for comment on proposed new Building Permit Fee increases. View the proposed fee structure and provide comment here from Nov. 2-16.
Online Services: the Building Department has transitioned to Citizen Access, an 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.
Read the tabbed section below for more critical information.
Public Works and Development now accepts online payments. For your convenience, we offer two forms of online transactions:
Electronic Check (ACH)
- Transaction Fee $1.50
- American Express
- Transaction Fee 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.
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