Adams County Building Department

Find Adams County Colorado building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.


Brighton Permits 500 South 4th Avenue Brighton CO 80601 303-655-2017


Brighton Zoning 22 South 4th Avenue Brighton CO 80601 303-655-2023

Commerce City Building Department, Planning and Zoning 7887 East 60th Avenue Commerce CO 80022 303-289-3683

Commerce City Zoning 7887 East 60th Avenue Commerce CO 80022 303-227-8860

Northglenn City Planning and Zoning Department 11701 Community Center Drive Northglenn CO 80233 303-450-8745

Thornton City Zoning 9500 Civic Center Drive Thornton CO 80229 303-538-7517

About the Adams County Building Department

Building Departments in Adams County, CO are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Adams County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Adams County, Colorado building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Adams County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Adams County, CO zoning laws and requirements
Adams County Public Property Records

The Department of Buildings makes public records available upon request including building and property records, construction permits, inspection reports and logs, violations, complains and zoning ordinances.

Building Code Enforcement

Adams County Building Departments create and enforce building, planning and zoning regulations. The DOB enforces these codes through inspections and levies fines and fees for buildings that are not in compliance with local law. The Office also provides training and certification for building inspectors who enforce local law through building inspections.

Adams County, Colorado Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments in Adams County are tasked with enforcing local building codes as well as any zoning and planning standards required by state laws and statutes. The Department reviews construction and design plans prior to construction and awards permits to legal construction projects. Adams County building inspectors ensure construction and buildings are in compliance of building code before, during and after construction has been completed. Building Departments also inspect new construction prior to occupancy is permitted and award certificates of occupancy to buildings that meet requirements.

Building Safety & Maintenance

Adams County Building Departments routinely inspect buildings and structures in Colorado to ensure they are in compliance of local code and safe for occupancy. The Department inspects buildings after damage due to fire, natural disaster or whenever damage may render a structure unsafe to occupy. If a building is determined unsafe for occupancy, inspectors have the authority to condemn buildings until improvements are made.