Inspection Coordination & Scheduling During COVID-19 Public Health Precautions
Inspection Requests (except Complete Rough and Complete Final Inspections)
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, not all inspections will be able to be performed onsite and may require an alternative inspection approach. Generally, we can perform onsite inspections that are outdoors or are in spaces that are physically isolated from occupied spaces (and have direct access from the exterior without passing through occupied spaces). All inspection requests placed with our Automated Inspection Scheduling System are being reviewed by Inspection Staff and a we will reach out as needed to the contact person listed to discuss the inspection process and determine if it can be completed onsite or if it requires a virtual inspection.
All Inspections inside occupied homes will require virtual inspections or postponement until COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. In special circumstances alternative arrangements may be possible (please contact us to discuss this further). Although every effort will be made, next day inspections are not guaranteed.
All inspection requests must be received through the automated inspection scheduling system before 3:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday) in order to be eligible for the following business day scheduling. All requests received after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, or during weekends, will be put in the queue for inspection requests for the following day. The time of the inspection cannot be guaranteed.
Complete Rough and Complete Final Inspection Requests
All complete rough and complete final inspections must be requested during the week prior to the desired inspection time. This will give us time to discuss the process in detail and ensure that the site conditions are appropriate to allow the inspection to proceed. Please send your inspection request for these inspection types to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no need to call these inspection types into the Automated Inspection Scheduling System. For Partial Rough Inspections and Partial Final Inspections, please use the Automated Inspection System as described above.
Pre-Rough Wildfire Inspections
All pre-rough wildfire inspections must be scheduled directly with your Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator:
Transportation Access Inspection Requests
For Final Transportation Access inspections, please schedule inspection code #82 by noon Friday to be placed on the list of inspections to occur the following week. The Transportation Planning staff will reach out to the contact person to discuss the inspection and give a date and time of the inspection.
Scheduled inspections must be ready on the day requested, or a re-inspection fee may be charged. The re-inspection fee must be paid before re-scheduling. If you find that you will not be ready for a scheduled inspection, please call to cancel the inspection using the automated phone system. Inspections cannot be cancelled the day of the inspection using the automated phone system, so to cancel the day of the inspection please send an email to email@example.com prior to 9 a.m. the day of the inspection.
All required inspections must be performed by Building Safety & Inspection Services with the exceptions of caisson, footing, and foundation wall inspections, as well as structural framing. These inspections may be performed by a qualified, state-licensed engineer.
Engineer inspections require an original signed and sealed inspection report submitted to the Boulder County Building Safety & Inspection Services office by email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the rough inspections.
Please check the back of your permit card for all required conditions for your project prior to scheduling inspection.