Status of local authorities’ permitting and inspections

Status of local authorities’ permitting and inspections

(Last updated 3/30/2020)

In an effort to keep our membership appraised of the most recent developments regarding COVID-19’s impact on local permitting and inspections, COSSA has put together this chart to help. Conditions change on a regular basis and we recommend you reach out to the local authority if you have any questions. If you have any updated information, please email mkruger@cossa.co so this chart can be updated.

Jurisdiction Permitting Inspections
Boulder County Online only No in-person, but allowing virtual inspections
City and County of Broomfield Plan to start accepting online applications around April 6th Inspections available on permits that have been issued
City and County of Denver Online only – no counter service available Inspections will continue, and ask for social distancing during inspections as well.
City of Arvada Online only, expect slower processing Inspections can be scheduled but requests need to be emailed to building.permits@arvada.org to be scheduled
City of Boulder Online applications are accepted Unavailable
City of Brighton Open Inspections start at 8am. No timeframes available. Social distancing is required
City of Fort Collins Available online, email or phone only. Inspections will continue, and ask for social distancing during inspections as well.
City of Lafayette Closed to in-person. Email permits to planning@cityoflafayette.com Unavailable
City of Longmont Online-only, physical office closed Exterior inspections only. Will not enter an occupied building.
City of Louisville Email-only Not doing normal inspections but open to virtual work-arounds. Will not enter an occupied building.
Town of Lyons Open/ Exterior only inspections Exterior inspections only. Will not enter an occupied building.
City of Parker Open Open for live virtual walkthroughs for interior work. Will inspect exterior in person
Commerce City Accepting mail-in permits or drop off in vestibule at building department Unavailable
Douglas County email applications to eplans@douglas.co.us and drop off/pick up at the front desk Building Inspections related to occupied residential dwelling units that require the inspector to go inside will be suspended until further notice.

Residential inspections for projects on the exterior of occupied dwelling units such as decks, roofs and photovoltaic inspections (excluding attic) will continue.

This suspension does not allow work that requires inspections to be covered or concealed until such time that it can be inspected and approved.

Larimer County Online or phone only Inspections will continue, and ask for social distancing during inspections as well
Loveland Online only Inspections continue, but at inspector’s discretion
Wheat Ridge Online only Exterior inspections, non-occupied and new construction projects will continue to be inspected. Will not enter an occupied building.
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