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Building Inspections

​Inspection Services

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (excluding holidays)

Scheduling Inspections

Watch the video below to learn how to schedule a building inspection:

You can request permit-related inspections through the online Customer Self-Service (CSS) portal. Please use this link to register your account (or log-in) and to request inspections. 

Based on the type of work, various progress inspections and a final inspection are required to complete the City of Boulder building permit process. A responsible party must be present during the inspection.

Customer Self-Service Portal

Inspection Tips

  1. Building inspections will be performed between 7:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday-Friday.

  2. Only homeowners may request an A.M. or P.M. inspection, you will need to indicate this while scheduling your inspection in CSS.  You must also include a contact name and phone number.

  3. If needing any special request, you must contact the inspector or leave a voicemail between 7:30-8:30 A.M.  Inspectors’ names and phone numbers are listed on this page to the right.

  1. Inspectors cannot perform inspections without the city stamped plan. The approved city stamped plan must be at the job site for an inspection. If you are unable to obtain your city stamped plan, please contact your inspector. If you believe your plans have been approved but you do not have the stamped plans due to COVID (plans approved March 19 to May 20), please let your inspector know and they will verify. {City of Boulder requires electronic permit submittal, and also needs to be able to review the plans in the field.} Please provide either a copy of the stamped plans in paper form or approved digital plans on a screen large enough to review details and sanitized between users.

  2. Due to the coronavirus, inspectors are unable to do inspections inside occupied homes. These inspections can be performed virtually (FaceTime, Zoom). All other types of inspections can be performed as normal. Social distancing and face masks must be worn by everyone or the inspection may be called off.

  3. Please review the new roof inspection process before scheduling a roof inspection.

What Time Is my Inspection?

Daily inspection schedules are posted to the CSS each morning, please check the daily schedule on the CSS portal to confirm your scheduled inspection. Find the heading “Today’s Inspections” and click “View." Please note: The times listed on the schedule are not accurate representations of when an inspector may arrive on-site for an inspection. To estimate when the inspector may arrive, determine which stop number your site is in the “order” column for the assigned inspector.  

If you need a more specific inspection time frame, please call the inspector assigned to your project (note the inspectors’ phone numbers to the right).  If you are unable to reach your inspector, please leave a detailed message, including your name, number, and site address, and they will return your call as soon as possible.

Inspection Results

Inspectors will provide you with clear and simple results that can be viewed through the CSS portal. Look for the "Pass," "Fail" and "Partial" results, as well as comments.

Scheduling a Re-inspection

If your site has failed an inspection, complete the necessary corrections to achieve code compliance, and then request a re-inspection through CSS.

Once Inspections Are Complete

After all fees are paid and inspections are completed, a Certificate of Occupancy or Letter of Completion will be issued and is required before the building may be occupied.

What if I have an Architectural Inspection?

Architectural inspection requests and scheduling are completed through the CSS portal similarly to all other inspections. These inspections are completed by Planning staff. If you need a more specific inspection time frame, please call the Planning case manager that was assigned to the project PMT application. Click here  for more information regarding architectural inspections.