Are Gas Range Hood Vents required?

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This is specific to the Denver market.  Does building code require a gas range to have a hood vent?  What if you have an above range microwave?  If we don't put one in will it be flagged by an inspection or specific type of loan?

Yes and vented outside. You have to be careful to as you might have to add a fresh air intake. It's best to talk to a licensed mech contractor. 

I doubt the appraiser/lender will pickup on it, but the city probably will if you pulled permits, etc. Plus, it's the right thing to do.