Denver Building Department

Find Denver 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.


Denver Building Department 201 West Colfax Avenue Denver CO 80202 720-865-2700


Denver Planning Department 201 West Colfax Avenue Denver CO 80202 720-865-3163

Denver Zoning 201 West Colfax Avenue Denver CO 80202 720-865-3000

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 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

Denver 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.

Denver, Colorado Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments in Denver 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. Denver 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

Denver 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.