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Building Inspections in Unincorporated Boulder County

Building Inspections


As we further adjust to the escalating response needed to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have suspended all on-site Building and Licensing Inspections, and have temporarily suspending the automated inspection scheduling system. We will be making exceptions for emergency situations on a case-by-case basis.

Although we will not be performing in person inspections, there will be some limited situations where we will be able to help customers by phone with the help of photos and video technologies. The inspectors will be reviewing these email requests as staffing levels allow. If you are in need of an inspection, please email our Inspection Team at:

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Inspection Scheduling

Boulder County Building Safety & Inspection Services performs inspections Monday through Friday throughout the unincorporated areas of Boulder County (which includes the mountains and the plains, not in cities).

All inspection requests must be received by the Building Safety & Inspection Division before 3:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday) in order to be scheduled for the following business day. All requests received after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays or during weekends will be scheduled for the day after the following business day. The time of the inspection cannot be pre-arranged or guaranteed. No exceptions can be made.

Scheduled inspections MUST BE READY on the day requested, or a $72.00 RE-INSPECTION FEE may be charged. The re-inspection fee must be paid before re-scheduling the inspection. If you find that you will not be ready for a scheduled inspection, please call and cancel the inspection as soon as possible.

All required inspections must be performed by Building Safety & Inspection Services with the exception of caisson, footing, and foundation wall inspections. These inspections may be performed by a qualified, state-licensed engineer.

Engineer’s inspections require an original signed and sealed inspection report submitted to the Boulder County Building Safety & Inspection Services Office or by email at prior to the rough inspections. Please check the back of your permit card for all other requirements for your project.

Automated Inspection Scheduling

In an effort to streamline our operations and to improve customer service, Boulder County has implemented an Interactive Voice Response System for managing inspections. You will be able to utilize this system to:

  • Schedule an inspection for up to 5 business days in advance
  • Reschedule an inspection
  • Cancel an inspection
  • Find out when your scheduled inspection will be
  • Obtain inspection results. The automated system will prompt you each step of the way, and you will be able to press * at any time for more information on how to use the system, if needed. Our inspection cut off time will remain at 3:30 p.m. for next business day inspections, and you will be able to call at 9 a.m. on the day of your inspection to find out if your inspection will be an AM or PM inspection.

In order to use this system, you will need a touch-tone phone, a site specific permit number from your printed permit, and an inspection code for the type of inspection. Please see the Inspection Coordination & Scheduling publication for the prompts and a list of inspection codes.

In addition to this automated system for managing inspections, you may also use our website to check the status of permits, check inspection results, and view correction notices. Go to, then click on the “Building Permits” search tab.

To Schedule an Inspection:

Please Call 303-441-3925, then Press “1.” The permit number and inspection code are required to schedule inspections. The permit number can be found on the top right hand corner of the permit card and begins with “BP.” The inspection codes can be found on the inspection card, as well as on the back of this publication. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate requests for specific inspection times.

To Find Out if Your Inspection is in the AM or PM:

Please call 303-441-3925, then press “2.” This information is updated at 9 AM on the day of your inspection. Please note that the AM or PM designation is approximate and subject to change due to circumstances that may cause Inspectors to fall behind or get ahead of schedule. If this happens, we will make every effort to contact you.

To Cancel or Reschedule an Inspection:

Please call 303-441-3925, then press “3.”

To Obtain Inspection Results:

Please call 303-441-3925, then press “4.” Inspection Results and Correction Notices are also available at by clicking on the “Building Permits” search tab.

Inspection Publications:

View the Daily Inspection Schedule:

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Contact Us

Building Safety & Inspection Services

Email: Ask a Building Official
Main: 303-441-3926
Fax: 303-441-4856

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306