Schedule Inspections

Schedule Inspections

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El Jebel office coverage for building inspections and individual appointments is Mondays and Thursdays. If an emergency requires that inspections be made other than Monday or Thursday, call 970-328-8761. Staff will accommodate these requests on an individual basis.

IMPORTANT UPDATE : All sub-permits or peripheral permits for the building department need to be managed in the permit portal. Click here for English or here for Spanish for more information regarding this update.

Sub-permits include:
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Temp Power
  • Electrical
  • Electrical/Solar
  • Re-Roof
  • Fireplace
  • Fire Alarm
  • Window Replacement/Siding

ENTERPRISE / Tyler Technology Interactive Voice Response (IVR) is an automated telephone-based system that provides the community with 24-hour access to permitting and Inspection services.

Call 1-866-701-3307 for the Eagle County IVR System
24/7 IVR access for contractors & citizens (route cutoff time is 4 p.m. previous business date)
  • Toll-free number
  • Reschedule and cancel inspections
  • Automated inspection result verification
  • Automated permit status checking
Using IVR for the first time

  1. Dial 1-866-701-3307 and enter your permit case's assigned secure IVR PIN Number : ######
  2. IVR robot will ask you to verify the assigned CASE-123456-YEAR and job site location
  3. Press 3: “Request a New Inspection”
  4. The IVR robot will list available inspection types, and a 3 digit IVR inspection code (provided in inspection table)
  5. Once you’ve selected your desired inspection, follow the voice prompts to choose your preferred inspection date
  6. The IVR robot will ask for a call back phone number, in case the inspector has any questions.
  7. The IVR robot will confirm you have successfully requested X inspection for X date.
  8. When finished, feel free to hang up.
Schedule an Inspection

  • Call 1 866-701-3307 for the Eagle County IVR system
  • Inspections requested prior to 4 p.m. on a weekday are routed and performed the next business day
  • Inspection requests made before 4 p.m. Friday are routed for Monday business day
  • Inspection requests made AFTER 4 p.m. will not be routed the next business day
  • Stamped, approved set of plans must be onsite at each inspection. Permit sign must also be posted and site address clearly visible from street.
  • All animals must be secured and a ladder provided where necessary.

We encourage contractors and owner/builders to be onsite for all inspections. If your construction project is located within an existing occupied structure, someone must be present to provide the inspector access to the occupied building.

The inspector will leave a copy of the inspection request form on the job site. The form will be marked either approved, disapproved or reinspect. It is the permit holder’s responsibility to make the required corrections and request a re-inspection as necessary.

Typical site inspections are as follows: (Note additional inspections not listed may be required depending on the project. When in doubt call the building division at 970-328-8761)

  • Footing (IVR 105) / Foundation (IVR 110) / Slab Inspection (IVR 185)
    Prior to placing concrete, excavation must be complete, all reinforcing in place, forms erected, materials for concrete frost protection must be on site when freezing temperature conditions exist. A copy of the open hole excavation report from the geotechnical engineer must be available for the inspector. In addition the concrete encased grounding electrode required by the NEC shall be installed at the time of footing inspection. (Non-structural slab on grade with no thickened footings does not require inspection.) Job sites in MODERATE and HIGHER wildfire zones require separate 'Wildfire 1' inspection type. For all wildfire inspections, call 970-328-8742 to schedule an appointment.
  • Electrical: Temporary (IVR 300) / Service (IVR 305)
    Construction power, service complete, minimum (1) 20A circuit with GFI water-proof receptacle. Grounding complete and protected from damage.
  • Plumbing: Underground Gas (IVR 502) (where applicable)
    Propane line from tank to structure with test on line and tracer line in trench (Natural gas lines run by utility company do not require any underground inspection by Eagle County).
  • Electrical: Underground (IVR 320)
    Prior to backfilling utility trench, conduit size, material and depth of burial will be verified.
  • Plumbing: Underground (IVR 500)
    Prior to covering waste/water lines, all piping must be under water/air test.
  • Cover: Party Wall/Fire Wall Inspection (IVR 140)
    Required for all duplexes. Prior to covering fire-resistive walls at exterior or standing walls at party wall locations. All joints in drywall must be taped.
  • Mechanical Heating/Cooling (IVR 415) and In-Floor Radiant (IVR 405)
    Radiant heat piping in place and under air pressure test (100 psi or per manufacturer test requirements) prior to covering, ductwork in place for forced air systems.
  • Mechanical: Ventilation (IVR 400)
    All rough mechanical complete, B-vents, fireplace chimney flues, bathroom exhaust, dryer vents, kitchen exhaust, combustion air ducts, mechanical ventilation roughed in for crawl spaces or media rooms (where applicable).
  • Plumbing: Rough (IVR 505)
    All rough plumbing complete, water, waste, gas piping, all piping shall be under water / air tests.
  • Electrical: Rough (IVR 310)
    All rough wiring complete, smoke detector wiring installed (110V only)
  • Fire Alarm: Rough (IVR 700)
    Low voltage systems require separate permit and inspections. Line voltage systems are covered under electrical permit.
  • Cover: Veneer/Lath (IVR 145)
    Prior to placing stucco or stone. Building paper, flashing, foam and/or wire lath and fasteners in place
  • Building Framing (IVR 125)
    After all rough inspections are complete and approved, building completely dried in, all floor, wall and roof framing completed. Fireblocking, draftstopping, attic/underfloor ventilation/access etc. Job sites in MODERATE and HIGHER wildfire zones require separate 'Wildfire 2' (IVR 115) inspection type. For all wildfire inspections, call (970) 328-8742 to schedule an appointment.
  • Cover: Insulation (IVR 130)
    All insulation must be in place. Underfloor must be accessible to inspector, clearance from flue pipes, etc. must be maintained. Vapor barriers must be in place where required. Ensure roof ventilation is not blocked by insulation material.
  • Cover: Drywall (IVR 135)
    Prior to taping drywall, all drywall fasteners must be in place, clearance from flue pipes, etc. must be maintained. (A final gas tag inspection should also be called at this time. See under plumbing inspections.)
  • Plumbing: Gas (IVR 510)
    After all drywall is installed, a final air test is required on all gas piping within the building. The final test will be required even if a temporary tag was issued previously. For the final tag to be issued, permanent mechanical fuel burning equipment installation must be completed along with electrical disconnects.
  • Plumbing: Final (IVR 530)
    All fixtures installed, all plumbing systems fully operational. For residential construction, provide a fully functional kitchen for cooking and preparing of foods and have hot water heater/ side arm on for inspection.
  • Mechanical: Final (IVR 420)
    All appliances installed, all heating/ventilation/air conditioning systems fully operational. Fireplaces operational. Have manufacturer’s installation instructions for mechanical equipment on site and available for inspection.
  • Electrical: Final (IVR 315)
    All fixtures, receptacles, appliances installed. Service and sub-panels complete, circuits identified.
  • Fire Alarm: Final (IVR 705)
    Low voltage systems require separate permit and inspections. Fire alarm system must be complete and operational.
  • Final Wildfire Mitigation Approval (where applicable)
    Call Eagle County Wildfire Mitigation Specialist at 970-328-8742 to schedule an appointment.
  • Building: Final (CO) (IVR 170)
    Building must be complete and ready for occupancy. Final Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fireplace and/or Fire Alarm inspections are required to be approved. Permanent address posted, positive drainage provided around building structure(s), completion of the building exterior covering, and carbon monoxide alarms completed. Separate Elevator Final through NWCCOG, Fire Sprinkler Final approvals and/or NFPA 1142 on-site water storage approval via local Fire District; Wildfire Mitigation Final approval and/or an EcoBuild fee for outdoor energy uses may also apply based upon conditions of the lot. See special requirements for Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) attached to your approved field copy of plans.
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