Colorado Springs CO Building Department

Find Colorado Springs, 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.


El Paso County Planning Department 27 East Vermijo Avenue Colorado Springs CO 80903 719-520-6300


About the Colorado Springs Building Department

Building Departments in Colorado Springs, 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 Colorado Springs 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:
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Colorado Springs building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Colorado Springs, CO zoning laws and requirements
Colorado Springs 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

Colorado Springs 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.

Colorado Springs, Colorado Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments in Colorado Springs 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. Colorado Springs 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

Colorado Springs 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.