Building Division


Starting August 1, 2023, the City of Wheat Ridge will be enforcing the 2023 National Electric Code, as adopted by the State of Colorado. All plans and permits submitted on and after this date will be subject to this code. All plans and permits before this date will be subject to the 2020 National Electric Code. 


Building and Inspection Services is responsible for:

  • Administering and enforcing the adopted 2018 International Codes, 2023 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

City Hall and surrounding grounds

City Hall grounds (4)