Inspections and Locates
How to schedule a locate
If you're digging deep or even just a few inches, you must contact Colorado 811 to have underground utilities marked.
Please call 811, 1-800-922-1987, or visit Colorado 811 for more information and/or to request a locate.
Inspections will not be performed on private property. A private locate company must be contacted for locating facilities within property lines.
Inspections & Inspection Requests
Planned Unit Development Inspections
Meter Pit Inspection Requests
Initial Meter Pit Inspections
An Initial Meter Pit Inspection is performed once tap fees have been paid to the District for a particular address. Please also see the Tap Fees page. Tap fees must be delivered to the Tap Fee Administrator along with a completed Domestic & Irrigation Meter Pit Installation Certification of Completeness Form to our main office located at 6595 E 70th Ave., Commerce City, CO 80022.
Once tap fees are received, approved, and processed, the Initial Meter Pit Inspection will be scheduled within five to seven business days. Requests for Initial Meter Pit Inspections should NOT be requested unless you are postponing or re-scheduling the inspection.
Final Meter Pit Inspections
A Final Inspection must be performed before obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy (CO).
Final Inspections will be performed within 48 hours after the request has been made. Any outstanding fees or fines must be paid before requesting an inspection.
Once a Final Inspection has been passed, the CO will immediately be emailed to the City of Commerce City, Adams County, or other authorized jurisdiction.
To schedule a meter pit inspection, please complete the Inspection Request Form.
Service Line Inspections
Service line inspections are completed the following day of the request not including the day the request was submitted. Inspection requests must be received before 3:00 p.m. on the day of the request to ensure following day inspection.
YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT CONTRACTOR LICENSE WITH THE DISTRICT TO REPAIR OR REPLACE WATER OR SEWER LINES WITHIN THE DISTRICT AND REQUEST INSPECTIONS OR SERVICE LINES.
Please see Contractor License Information for more information regarding obtaining your contractor license.
Procedures for repairs and replacement of water and sewer lines
Please review the following procedures required to repair or replace a water or sewer line in the District service area:
To schedule a service line inspection, please complete the Inspection Request Form.
Inspection Operating Hours and Cancellations
Inspection Operating Hours
Except for emergencies, inspections of new facilities by the District shall not be performed or scheduled between 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, nor on weekends or holidays. If a inspection is required to be performed outside the normal operating times, the District shall be contacted at least one week in advance of the required inspections to make the appropriate arrangements. If the contractor requires an inspection performed outside of normal operating times, a $100.00 inspection fee shall be assessed and collected before each "after hours" inspection.
To cancel an inspection, please submit your request by completing the Inspection Request Form no later than 9:00 a.m. on the day of the inspection. Failure to cancel and/or re-schedule an inspection is treated as a failed inspection.
Use of Jumpers
THE USE OF JUMPERS IN THE DISTRICT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
A "jumper" refers to a section of service line pipe that can be installed in place of a water meter to allow the use of testing water in the service line. Any person found using a jumper will be assessed a penalty by the District in the amount of $1,000. Should a jumper be found during a meter pit inspection, the re-inspection fee will be charged along with the fine for the jumper.
Construction water is available from the District provided the contractor utilizes an approved and tested 3-inch hydrant meter. A 3-inch hydrant meter, if available, can be supplied by the District to the contractor for the required deposit and under the terms and conditions outlined in the District's hydrant meter agreement.
See Section 1.14 of the District Design and Construction Standards
Penalties vary depending on the severity of infraction and may result in the loss of the privilege to hold a permit with the District.
Payment of fees and fines
Please contact the administration office at 303-288-2646 to schedule your payment for any fines or fees. You must have your invoice number when you contact the administration office for payment.