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Rental Housing Licensing Inspections

Rental Housing Licensing Inspections

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Rental Housing Minimum Standards

The Rental Housing program seeks to preserve public safety by establishing minimum standards for the basic equipment and facilities associated with rental properties, including:

  • lighting, ventilation, and heating
  • fire safety
  • the use and amount of space for human occupancy
  • the safe and sanitary maintenance of dwellings

A Baseline Inspection is required to:

  • license a new rental property;
  • renew a license after the previous license has expired; or
  • renew a license when ownership has changed during the four-year licensing period.

A Renewal Inspection is required to:

  • renew a license that has not expired for a property that has not had a change of ownership during the four-year licensing period.

All of the criteria for both the Baseline and Renewal inspections is available in the Rental Housing and SmartRegs Handbook pdf.


Companies* Licensed to Perform Both Baseline and Renewal Inspections


Company Name Address Phone
Abacus Inspection Service 248 S. Madison Ave. - Louisville, CO 80027 303-554-5840
Case Inspection Services 1005 W. 7th Ave. - Broomfield, CO 80020 303-439-2427
Davis Inspection Services 590 Bow Mountain Rd. - Boulder, CO 80304 303-588-1956
Home-Spec Inspections, LLC 902 Sleepy Hollow Rd. - Golden, CO 80401 720-746-0103
Independent Services 913 E. 5th Ave. - Longmont, CO 80501 303-651-3599
MSE Inspections 4738 McKinley Dr. - Boulder, CO 80303 303-499-3163
Rocky Mountain Inspections, LLC 500 Manhattan Dr, A2 - Boulder, CO 80303 720-563-9190
Roberts and Sons 7920 Grasmere Dr. - Boulder, CO 80301 303-581-9937
Scott Home Inspection 3728 West CR 10 - Berthoud, CO 80513 303-373-2424

*This is not an all-inclusive list of companies and people that are officially licensed by the city to perform both inspections. Please consult the Yellow Pages or search online to learn about others who may be able to help. You should always ask the company or person if they are officially licensed by the city to perform the necessary inspections.

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