**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.
Inspection Code\Sequence changes coming January 2021: The Building Safety Division is implementing some changes to the inspection process and inspection codes. Beginning January 2021, the inspection codes will be changing. Inspection Code 160 All roughs will no longer be available, inspection code 170 will change to Rough Gas Pipe, inspection code 200 will change to Rough Frame, and inspection code 245 will be replaced with 265 Final Electrical inspection. An updated inspection record card is available to be printed through your online account
For inspection sequence, all rough inspections (rough electrical, rough gas pipe, rough plumbing, rough mechanical, and rough frame) are permitted to be individually scheduled for inspection the same day or the specific trade is permitted to be scheduled independently of the others. However, if scheduling trades independently on different days, the following inspection sequence is required: Rough Electrical must be completed and signed off prior to Rough Gas Pipe, Rough Gas Pipe and Rough Plumbing must be completed before Rough Mechanical, and all of the previous roughs listed must be approved before a Rough Framing inspection can be scheduled.
Virtual Inspection Procedures
- How-To Guide for Submitting Required Information for Virtual Inspections
- Remote Video Inspection Guidelines
Effective March 1st, 2021 Inspection of Occupied homes and projects. Beginning March 1st, 2021, Adams County Building Safety Division will resume inspections in person of occupied homes and spaces. Below is the general policy that both the occupants, contractor, and inspectors must follow while conducting these inspections.
This policy establishes inspection protocol for county building and electrical inspectors during periods that the County of Adams is under public health orders from the CDPHE or local health departments.
These changes are in response to updated CDPHE’s and local health orders and are being put in place to help protect inspection staff as well as job site personnel.
Interior inspections of occupied residential units may be performed as long as CDC Recommended Safety Guidelines are followed. These guidelines include at a minimum the following:
- The Inspector will walk only with the required individuals necessary for the inspection.
- The areas of the building requested to be inspected are only to be occupied by the inspection staff and individuals participating in the inspection. No other workers to be located or working in those areas.
- Maintain a minimum of 6-foot distancing from everyone on the project site.
- Masks (PPE) will be required by all individuals that are participating in the inspection.
- When necessary the inspectors will give reminders to contractors and customers on distancing practices
- Inspectors shall maintain the highest level of personal sanitation including hand sanitizer and frequently washing hands and gloves.
- The inspector will ask the following three questions of the occupants or contractor:
- Have you or anyone in your household been diagnosed with or had a known exposure to Covid-19 in the past 10 days?
- Is anyone in your home under quarantine due to exposure to Covid-19?
- Has anyone occupying the premises experienced the following symptoms in the last ten days: fever, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath?
If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, staff will not enter the home and the inspection will be scheduled and completed as a virtual inspection by the Inspector that day.
- If any of these conditions cannot be met the inspector will not enter the residence
- It will always be up to the inspector to determine if it is a safe environment in which to perform their duties.
- For virtual inspections, the Inspector will report to the site address to conduct the inspection. Someone with general knowledge of the installation needs to be onsite with a smart phone or tablet, a flashlight or head lamp and access to each unit.
- These inspection protocols are effective immediately and will remain in effect until public health orders are modified or lifted.
Certificates of Occupancy
- Upload all required documentation to the permit through your E - Permit Center account.
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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Brighton, CO 80615 Ph: 720.523.6800