The Building Division will make every attempt to accommodate your inspection needs. You may schedule an inspection Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm.

Special arrangements can be made for inspections outside of normal working hours. Please be advised, you will incur additional costs for these inspections. Please make sure your project is ready for inspection before you request an appointment.

At least one inspection is required for any job that has a permit. Most projects require at least seven inspections, and some complex jobs require many more. It is the duty of the person doing the work to request inspections.

Schedule an Inspection

Inspection Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3 pm

How to Schedule

Contact at least 1 business day in advance. The cutoff time is 3pm for next business day inspections.

New Residential Subdivision Inspections

You may fill out an Inspection Request Form to request inspections on multiple lots.

Please email the completed form to Community Development - Permit Center at least 1 business day in advance, before 3pm.

Inspection Instructions

Typical projects will have the following inspections:

1. Footing/Foundation

The trenches should be dug out and clean, with the concrete forms and reinforcing steel in place. Seismic hardware should be in place on the form.

2. Pre-Slab or Under Floor Inspection

All in slab or under floor conduit, pipe and equipment should be in place. Any required gravel, sand and plastic sheeting should be in place. On raised foundation houses, the floor joists or floor trusses should be in place, but no floor sheathing should be installed at this time.

3. Shear and Roof Nail Inspection

All engineered shear panels need to be in place and nailed off according to the nail schedule. The roof sheathing should be in place and nailed off.

4. Frame Inspection

At this stage, all the rough systems should be in place - electrical, mechanical and plumbing with the water, gas and waste lines being on test. The tubs and shower pans should be in place and on test. The tubs or showers on an outside wall should have insulation behind them. The roof should be loaded, with all roof jacks in place. Windows and exterior doors should be installed. The lath or siding should be on and all penetrations should be sealed. All framing should be complete with all fire-blocks and draft-stops in place.

5. Insulation

All insulation should be in place and all window and doors should be caulked according to manufacturers instructions. All sill plates should be caulked or otherwise sealed to the footing, all inside corners should be caulked.

6. Drywall Nail

All drywall is installed and nailed or screwed off properly.

7. Final Inspection

This is the final check to make sure the structure is ready for occupancy or use. All systems should be up and running, all fixtures installed and appliances in place, outdoor fencing and grading complete, house numbers on and debris removed.

Your inspector can tell you if you need more inspections. Special projects or large projects usually require additional inspections.

If a project fails an inspection, work may not proceed until the proper corrections are made and re-inspected. Sometimes re-inspections will cost additional fees.

For more information, download the Inspection Handout with required inspections and helpful hints to avoid comments/corrections or re-inspection fees.

Inspection Day Requirements

  1. 1-A rated OSHA approved ladder (300 lbs. capacity required) must be provided by the contractor for HVAC and reroof inspections. Ladders must be set/secured before inspector arrives.
  2. Please ensure required documentation is available on-site. See Inspection and Document Requirements for more information.
  3. Homeowner must sign Permission to Enter Property form for each non-represented inspection. The City will not accept a form signed by a contractor for permission to enter the property. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
  4. Homeowner must be present for final check of carbon and smoke detectors. For inspections where no interior access is required, please fill out the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Affidavit.