Building

On August 9, 2016 the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners adopted amendments to the Douglas County Building Codes effective Sept. 9, 2016.

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • Wildfire Mitigation Standards (Exhibit B)
  • 2011 National Electrical Code (updated July 2015 see below)

On July 12, 2016 the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners adopted the 2012 International Fire Code (IFC) as amended as Ordinance No. O-016-001.

On July 21, 2015 the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners adopted amendments to the following Douglas County Building Codes effective July 21, 2015.

  • 2014 National Electrical Code
  • Colorado Safety Code for Elevators & Escalators
  • Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chair Lifts

Schedule Inspections Online with Mobile Devices

Use your mobile device to schedule building inspections online.

eSubmittal Permits for Residential Construction including Construction Meter, Mechanical, Roofing and Window/Door Replacements

This online application allows contractors and homeowners, in unincorporated Douglas County, to obtain permits for residential property, in a single transaction using a credit card or e-check.

  • Construction Meter – Job site needing temporary power when it is associated to an issued Building Permit for NEW construction.
  • Mechanical Permit – “Basic” residential mechanical permits for work that does not require a plan review or any additional documentation for the permit application.
  • Roofing Permit“Basic” residential roofing permits are available online, for other types of roofing permits and roofing material please contact the Building Division.  The existing roof type is composition/asphalt, wood, Masonite product or metal, replacement roof type must be composition / asphalt or metal.
  • Window/Door Replacement Permits – Replacement work for windows and/or doors that does not involve the alteration of wall framing.

Please note registration with Douglas County is required to use the online application. 


Over-the-Counter (OTC) Plan Review

The Over-the-Counter service is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – Noon.  One project per day per applicant will be accepted.  The OTC plan review process is limited to basement finish and simple residential interior remodel.

Douglas County Board of Appeals (Building)

The Douglas County Board of Appeals (Building) members are appointed by the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the building official about the application and interpretation of the building code. Members shall be qualified by experience and training and able to understand matters pertaining to building construction and shall not be employees of Douglas County.