Unless another day is specifically requested, Online inspection requests are performed the following work day if scheduled online before 11 PM. You can register to schedule your inspections online via Citizen Portal. The phone number for voicemail inspection requests is 970-221-6769. Voicemail inspection requests must be called in by 5:00 PM to be scheduled the following workday and must be called in by 5:00 PM Friday for a Monday inspection.
In order to receive final approval for your project, scheduled inspections must be performed by City staff or an approved "special inspector" at various phases to assure compliance with building codes. Requesting necessary inspections is the responsibility of the contractor or home owner. The phone number for voicemail inspection requests is 970-221-6769 and is noted on the front of the permit. You can register to schedule your inspection online via Citizen Portal. Inspections scheduled online prior to 11:00 p.m. will be performed the following work day unless another day is specifically requested. Inspection requests using the 970-221-6769 voicemail must be called in by 5:00 PM to be scheduled the following workday, and must be called in by 5:00 PM Friday for an inspection requested for the following Monday.
An inspector will verify that the work being done conforms to the various codes, regulations, laws, and ordinances applicable to that job. The inspector will also check to ensure the work agrees with the approved set of plans issued with the permit. The approved set of plans, stamped by this office, and the building permit/inspection card issued with the permit must be available to the inspector. Otherwise, a re-inspection with additional fees may be assessed.
The following is a list of required inspections in their normal order of completion. Although they all may not be applicable to your particular project, please use it as a general guideline:
For new buildings, a Certificate of Occupancy is required prior to occupying the building. In certain cases for other than single-family homes, a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy can be issued pending minor remaining items awaiting completion or where only portions of the building are complete. For alteration and projects which do not add significantly to the building space, a Letter of Completion is issued. Other departments may require final approvals prior to issuing a Certificate of Occupancy.
Building Permit Application
(for all construction other than over-the-counter, editable)
Please be advised under Fort Collins City Code, the building permit holder is responsible for the following.
1. Notifying Building Services when the project is ready for inspection. Do this by calling the inspection voice mail system at 970-221-6769 and be ready to provide the permit number, address, and type of inspection needed.
2. Providing access and means for inspections, including:
Maintaining the permit on active status to avoid expiration. Do this by commencing the work that was authorized by the permit and scheduling and inspection within 180 days from the date of the permit issuance. If no inspections have been scheduled within 180 days from the date of permit issuance, or if the period between inspections exceeds 180 days, the permit will automatically become null and void, and will be cleared from our system without further notice to the permit holder, unless the building permit holder notifies the Building & Zoning office, in writing, of their need for an extension (see below).
A building permit holder may be granted a 180-day extension provided they are able to show that circumstances beyond the control of the permit holder prevented the commencement of the work that was authorized by the permit. This extension request must be made prior to the expiration date of the permit. If any expiration period passes and no extension is requested or granted, the building permit holder must obtain a new permit in order to recommence the work. If the new permit is applied for prior to one year from the date the original permit was issued or, if work was done; from the date of the last inspection, the cost of the new permit with be half of the current building permit fee.
Once activity has ceased on a building permit in excess of one year, the building permit holder must apply for a new permit and pay the full building permit fee in order to resume construction.
Final inspections and approvals are required prior to occupancy, or use of equipment or space authorized by this permit. Violators shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction, subject to fines of $1,000 and/or 180 days imprisonment. Sections 5-29 and I-15; Code of the City of Fort Collins.