Building & Inspection Services

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UPDATE: CDPHE Narrow Emergency Rulemaking regarding SFDs & Asbestos

At the emergency rulemaking hearing on October 16, 2019, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopted revisions to Colorado Regulation No. 8, Part B, which clarified the requirements for single-family residential dwellings. Therefore, as of October 17, 2019, single-family residential dwellings are once again subject to all applicable asbestos requirements under Colorado Regulation No. 8, Part B. This includes inspection, permitting and abatement requirements.

More information can be obtained on the CDPHE website located here.

Responsibilities

Building and Inspection Services is responsible for:

  • Administering and enforcing the adopted International Codes, National Electrical Code, and City Ordinances to ensure commercial and residential structures are built to standards that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens and general public
  • Guaranteeing health care facilities in the City of Wheat Ridge meet or exceed standards established by the State of Colorado
  • Providing code and ordinance interpretations to citizens, contractors, and design professionals through consultation and informational handouts
  • Reviewing building applications and plans for compliance with ordinances and codes, and coordinating reviews with outside agencies to ensure state and local public health, safety, and welfare standards are achieved
  • Conducting inspections of construction work requiring building permits to ensure the safety of the public and compliance with city ordinances and codes
  • Verifying qualifications and licensing of contractors
  • Inspecting properties throughout Wheat Ridge for compliance with the International Property Maintenance Code and city zoning ordinances