Building Safety

**Please read below regarding our operations during COVID-19**

NEW! Beginning Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Adams County Building Safety Division will transition to a 4-10 schedule for building inspections. Building inspection scheduling will be available Tuesday-Friday, and inspection hours will be 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Electrical inspections will continue to be offered Monday-Friday and inspections will be performed between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Priority 1: Inspection of electrical and building final inspections for new residential home construction , manufactured housing, commercial and industrial buildings that require a certificate of occupancy.
Priority 2: Inspection of foundations, rough framing, plumbing, mechanical, gas piping, underground plumbing and electrical, temp electrical meter, exterior sheathing, insulation, and drywall for new home construction, commercial and industrial buildings.
Priority 3: Inspections of residential accessory structures, decks, fences, patio cover\carport, pole barns , detached garages, and roofing.

Virtual Inspection Procedures

Effective May 20th, 2020: Remote Video inspection service for residential occupied spaces will be available for the following projects using our Remote Video Inspection process. Current projects that are eligible have received a required update to the record information. New applications for these projects will require the Virtual Inspection information to be provided at the time of application. If your project did not receive the required update for Virtual Inspection, please contact for assistance in receiving the required update.

  • Small Interior Remodel Projects
  • Rooftop Solar (photovoltaic - if interior access is needed)
  • Water Heaters
  • AC/Furnace
  • Residential Addition/Alteration
  • Basement Finish
Rules and Restrictions for inspections: No one is permitted to walk with the inspector during an inspection and must maintain a minimum of 10 feet from the inspector. Inspection results will be posted electronically through the inspection platform, inspectors will not handle any paperwork in the field. 

Procedure for Contemporaneous Reviews of Electrical and Plumbing License and Apprenticeship Requirements

This standard procedure has been developed for conducting contemporaneous reviews to ensure consistent, timely and efficient enforcement of Colorado's electrical and plumbing licensure and apprenticeship requirements.

Inspections of projects requiring an electrical or plumbing permit must include a contemporaneous review of electrical and plumbing licenses, when possible.

Contemporaneous reviews may include a full or partial review of the electricians, plumbers and apprentices working at a job site being inspected, at the discretion of the inspector, based on the inspector's familiarity with the installers or other relevant factors. Inspectors may perform contemporaneous reviews at any time.

Inspectors may conduct occasional, random, on-site inspections while actual plumbing or electrical work is being conducted, with a focus on large commercial and multi-family residential projects.

If a contemporaneous review reveals any non-compliance with Colorado's electrical and plumbing licensure or apprenticeship requirements, the inspector who performed the review shall promptly notify his or her immediate supervisor. Inspectors may file a complaint with the State electrical and plumbing boards for any violation of C.R.S. Title 12, Article 23 (Electricians) or C.R.S. Title 12, Article 58 (Plumbers).


Certificates of Occupancy

To request a Certificate of Occupancy, please follow the process below: 
  • Upload all required documentation to the permit through your E - Permit Center account.  
  • Send an email to requesting a Certificate of Occupancy along with your BDP#
  • You will be notified when your Certificate of Occupancy has been completed

What We Do

Our mission is to safeguard public health, safety, and welfare by effectively enforcing the minimum code requirements adopted by the Board of County Commissioners. We strive to provide timely, effective, consistent, and competent plan review and inspections of structures in Adams County while ensuring safety and compliance with the building codes.

  • Plan review of construction documents for existing and new structures
  • Inspections of new and existing structures
  • Inspections of damaged structures from disasters such as fires, floods, wind, and vehicles


The inspection request cut-off time is 8:00 a.m. the day before the anticipated inspection date. Please keep in mind that due to variations in inspection demands, inspections will automatically be scheduled for the next available date.


In the event county offices close due to inclement weather, inspections scheduled for that day will be automatically cancelled. The inspection requestor will be required to reschedule the inspection for the next available day. Inspections will not automatically roll over to the next business day.
Building Safety Division
4430 S. Adams County Parkway
1st Floor, Suite W2000B
Brighton, CO 80615
Ph: 720.523.6800
Fx: 720.523.6998