Building Services

At the City of Arvada, the Building Inspection Division seeks to ensure that buildings are safe. In order to protect the safety of our citizens and visitors, we utilize and enforce international building, energy, residential, fire, and related codes. An advisory board, comprised of engineers, architects, and local business owners, helps to make sure that the City’s interpretation and application of these codes is appropriate for our community.

The Building Services team includes:

  • Permits and Inspections: Current codes, address verification, and examples of changes that require permits and inspections
  • Contractor Licensing: Information about who needs to be licensed, applying for a license, and what you'll need for the process.
  • Adopted Code: Adopted building code and design criteria for wind, shingles, exposure, and snow load.