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NOTICE – March 23, 2020
Consistent with guidelines issued by the White House and Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Douglas County has closed most County buildings effective March 17. County departments and offices will be staffed to support county operations. County services will continue during this closure, the duration of which has yet to be determined.  The Building Division will continue to serve the public to the extent that we can safely do so with the following procedures:   

Building Administration and Permitting

  • Over-the-counter permits will not be processed.
  • All hard copy permit applications and submittals can be dropped off at the main lobby of the Miller Building, by, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock, at the front entrance between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Electronic submittals are strongly encouraged for all residential and commercial projects.  All submitted documents must be in pdf format,   Please limit each email to one permit application only.  All documents in that email must be an individual pdf, not a combined document.  Please submit  to [email protected]
  • Building will not be scheduling any meetings with the public.
  • There will be no interruption in the issuance of Certificates of Occupancy during this temporary closure.

Building Inspections

  • Inspection services will continue for new residential, commercial and multi-family construction as usual until further notice.
  • Building Inspections related to occupied residential dwelling units that require the inspector to go inside will be suspended until further notice.
    Please Note:  In an effort to provide inspections for interior residential projects we will attempt to perform remote inspections using FaceTime, Google Duo, and Skype. These inspections must be pre-scheduled and coordinated with our building and electrical inspectors. The contractor (general contractor for building, mechanical. & plumbing inspections, electrical contractor for electrical inspections, or homeowner that performed the work) must be onsite and connected via FaceTime, Google Duo or Skype to walk the project while the inspector remotely performs the inspection. To schedule this type of inspections please call 303.660.7497 and provide your name, phone number, address and the type of inspection you would like to schedule and the app you will be using. An inspector will contact you within 24  hours to coordinate your remote inspection.
  • 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.

Please contact the Building Division at 303.660.7497 or [email protected] if you have questions.  


Are you building in unincorporated Douglas County?  If so, you’ve come to the right place and we want to make sure you have all the information you need.  Here you can apply for permitsschedule inspections or learn about the 2018 IECC Compliance and Design Criteria for homes in Douglas County, and associated building fees.  You can also find information on Grading, Drainage and Erosion Control,  Wildfire Mitigation and Zoning, as well as Building Codes currently adopted by  Douglas County.   You can also search for permits, contractors and schedule inspections online!

You can request an account to apply online for a construction meter, mechanical permit, or roofing permit.

Not sure if your building address is in unincorporated Douglas County, use our Address Jurisdiction verification.   If your building project is in Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Lone Tree or Parker, you will need to contact their Building Departments.

We also offer an Over-the-Counter, (OTC) plan review process for limited residential construction projects.  The County’s Contractor Registration Program requires contractors applying for permits to be registered. Contractors may also view Contractor Registration Requirements in Douglas County.