Permits are required for all
construction, remodeling and/or alteration activity as defined in Chapter 1 of the
currently adopted version of the International Building Code. Building Permits will expire six (6) months
after the date of issuance if the work that has been authorized by the permit
has not commenced, or if the work authorized by the permit is suspended or
otherwise abandoned for a period of six (6) months after the work
commenced. If you believe that your work
will be delayed due to uncontrollable events, please notify the Building
Department as soon as possible: (303) 724-1833.
Work cannot commence until the permit and related records
authorizing the work have been posted in a conspicuous location at the job site
or within the job site trailer (if applicable).
These documents shall be protected from weather and/or other damage and
shall be readily accessible by inspectors.
The documents shall be maintained by the permit holder, or designee, for
the entire length of the project. Upon
project completion, these documents will be returned to the Project Management
team (or Building Department) for verification.
Once verified, a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) will be issued by the
Campus Building Official.
The permit and all construction documents (including current drawings/plans)
shall be kept at the site of work and shall be available for review by Building
Department inspection personnel. Deviations
from the permitted documents will not be allowed unless the design professional
of record and the Campus Building Official have given approval. Manufacturer’s installation instructions,
specification sheets and other associated documents required to verify code
compliance shall be kept on site and made available for review. If work has been added or is not covered by
the permit documents, you will need to amend your permit with the Building
Department prior to subsequent inspections.
JOB SITE ACCESS
The Building Permit
implies that the permit holder grants right
of entry to the building, structure, or premises to inspect or perform any
duty imposed upon the Campus Building Official or his representative by the currently
adopted building codes.
STOP WORK ORDERS
Whenever the Campus Building Official finds work regulated by
currently adopted codes being performed in a manner either contrary to the
provisions of said codes or dangerous or unsafe, the Campus Building Official
is authorized to issue a stop work order.
The order shall be in writing and shall be given to the property owner
or owner’s agent, or to the person performing the work. Upon issuance of a stop work order, the cited
work shall immediately cease. The order
shall state the reason for the order and the conditions under which the cited
work will be permitted to resume. Any
person who shall continue any work after having been served a stop work order,
except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or
unsafe condition, shall be subject to penalties as prescribed by law.
Inspection Records shall be issued
concurrent with the Building Permit.
These records detail all inspections that are required to be completed
throughout the timeline of a project.
Upon issuance of a Building Permit (via electronic/email means), the
Inspection Records are required to be picked up, in person, from the Building
Department office here:
Wheeling St., Room 231
These records shall be kept with the
Building Permit and posted in a conspicuous location at the job site or within
the job site trailer (if applicable).
The records shall be protected from weather and/or other damage and
shall be readily accessible by inspectors.
The inspectors will sign the Inspection Records upon inspection
approval. They shall be maintained by
the permit holder, or designee, for the entire length of the project. Upon project completion, all documents will
be returned to the Project Management team (or Building Department) for
verification and future Certificate of Occupancy (CO).
a complete list of possible inspections HERE
Inspections may be required per applicable codes and standards and will be
detailed on the Inspection Records.
The permit holder and/or their subcontractors are responsible
for ensuring the work is completed in accordance with all applicable codes and
standards. The Building Department is
here to help you verify the project meets minimum code requirements by law.
Currently, the Building Department has a SharePoint website for all inspections. This shall be the first option when
requesting an inspection. Access to the
site must be granted to all users. To request
access, carefully follow all of the instructions listed HERE.
Once access has been granted (allow up to five working days for
approval), please use the following link to the site:
As an alternative, or while waiting for site access approval,
you can call the 24-hour inspection line at (303) 724-0676 to make a request. You will be required to leave a clearly
audible voice message containing all of the following information: permit number; your name and contact
information; the specific project you are working on; the building you are
working in; the type of inspection needed; the date of the inspection; and an
AM or PM preference. If any of the
preceding information is missing or the message is inaudible, the inspection
will not be scheduled and you will be required to resubmit your request.
ALL INSPECTIONS REQUIRE AT LEAST
24-HOURS NOTICE. Same-day inspection requests can rarely be
granted due to scheduling conflicts of the inspectors. Inspections will be performed between the
hours of 6:00am and 2:00pm, Monday thru Friday (excl. Holidays). Off-hours and/or weekend inspections can be
granted on a case-by-case basis and are at the full discretion of the Campus
Building Official (please contact to discuss options).
The permit holder is required to make all necessary portions
of the work available for inspection (e.g.: doors/rooms unlocked, ceiling tiles
open, etc.) and provide the means (e.g.:
ladder, scaffolding, stairs, lifts, etc.) for the construction area to be
inspected. Inspectors do carry
flashlights, but do not carry tools. Electrical
panels/boxes or concealed areas must be open for the inspection – the inspector
will not disassemble your work. Do not
block inspection areas with materials or boxes or other items that may hinder
or delay the inspection process.
The permit holder, contractor’s representative or site
superintendent must accompany the inspector during the inspection process and
specify the work area to be inspected. If
the representative can’t be found or contacted in a timely manner the
inspection will be terminated and re-inspection fees may apply. The superintendent should also verify the
work is complete prior to inspection so that the inspector’s time is not
wasted. There are too many projects and
only a few inspectors, so delays must be avoided. The Building Department will always try to
meet scheduled inspection times, however, inspectors may be delayed for various
reasons. The inspector will always
contact you when arriving onsite (another reason to include your contact info
in the inspection request). The permit
holder shall make all permits, drawings, specifications and code related change
order documents available to the inspectors. Work shall not be concealed or proceed to the
next step on any part of a building, structure, electrical system, fire
suppression, gas system, mechanical system, or plumbing system, etc. until the
previous work has been inspected and approved by the Campus Building Official
or his/her authorized representative (inspector).
Requested: The inspection has been requested and is
The inspection has been scheduled and will be completed by the end of
that business day.
The requested inspection has been performed and all work related to that
particular inspection has been found to be compliant with applicable codes and
Partial Approval: Only a portion of the work related to that particular
inspection has been approved. Requires a
re-inspection or subsequent inspection of items that were not part of the
Disapproved: This confirms that the requested inspection does not comply
with applicable codes and standards and details will be added regarding what
requires corrections. Re-inspection is
required for all disapproved items and re-inspection fees may apply.
The requested inspection has been cancelled by the contractor or
inspector. If an inspection is cancelled
after the inspector has arrived for the inspection, a re-inspection shall be
required and re-inspection fees may apply.
For any questions regarding the inspection process, please
contact the Campus Building Official at (303) 724-1833.
CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
The issuance of a Certificate of
Occupancy (CO) shall complete the process of the Building Department. The CU Denver, UCH, or CHCO Project Manager is
responsible for making the request for CO after verification of all final
building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire & life safety and ADA
inspections. All documentation shall be
submitted to the Building Department prior to issuance of the CO.
On rare occasions, a Temporary
Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) can be issued.
The request for TCO will be reviewed by the Campus Building Official and
will be granted at his/her full discretion.