Building Departments in Denver, Colorado

There are 3 Building Departments in Denver, Colorado, serving a population of 678,467 people in an area of 154 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 226,155 people, and 1 Building Department per 51 square miles.

In Colorado, Denver is ranked 65th of 568 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 63rd of 568 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Denver Building Departments

Find Denver, Colorado building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Denver Building Department 201 West Colfax Avenue Denver, CO

Denver Planning Department 201 West Colfax Avenue Denver, CO

Denver Zoning 201 West Colfax Avenue Denver, CO

About the Denver Building Department

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

Denver Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Denver Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Denver Residential Housing Units
 DenverColorado
Total Housing Units306,7142,319,737
Occupied Housing Units287,262 (93.7%)2,082,531 (89.8%)
Denver Occupied Residential Buildings
 DenverColorado
Single-Family Detached Homes135,289 (47.1%)1,338,165 (64.3%)
Single-Family Attached Homes23,255 (8.1%)146,912 (7.1%)
2 Apartments6,613 (2.3%)31,881 (1.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments9,400 (3.3%)67,422 (3.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments13,329 (4.6%)93,440 (4.5%)
10 or More Apartments98,427 (34.3%)320,156 (15.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing949 (0.3%)84,555 (4.1%)
Denver Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 DenverColorado
2014 or Later5,653 (2.0%)28,140 (1.4%)
2010 to 20139,492 (3.3%)56,819 (2.7%)
2000 to 200934,555 (12.0%)381,735 (18.3%)
1980 to 199942,091 (14.7%)650,014 (31.2%)
1960 to 197972,588 (25.3%)580,690 (27.9%)
1940 to 195966,507 (23.2%)225,215 (10.8%)
1939 or Earlier56,376 (19.6%)159,918 (7.7%)
Denver Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 DenverColorado
1 Room11,226 (3.9%)34,826 (1.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms66,071 (23.0%)261,329 (12.5%)
4 or 5 Rooms94,600 (32.9%)630,776 (30.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms59,280 (20.6%)560,206 (26.9%)
8 or More Rooms56,085 (19.5%)595,394 (28.6%)
Denver Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 DenverColorado
No Bedroom12,982 (4.5%)39,105 (1.9%)
1 Bedroom64,105 (22.3%)224,237 (10.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms158,912 (55.3%)1,216,823 (58.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms51,263 (17.8%)602,366 (28.9%)
Denver Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 DenverColorado
With Complete Plumbing Facilities286,436 (99.7%)2,075,881 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities284,804 (99.1%)2,066,559 (99.2%)