Dept/Div. Contact: Building Safety -
Description: The inspections that follow
the issuance of the permit are required to ensure that work
completed on your project meets current building codes and
standards. Unsatisfactory work, faulty materials or
violations of the code could result in unsafe and hazardous
conditions for you, your family, your employees or the
Examples: You will need to have
your project inspected before any work is covered up.
Inspections are conducted from the ground up and in a
specific defined order. You may not move forward in your
construction without passing each inspection. For example,
you will need to have wiring inspected before putting up any
- Building Inspectors will not take inspection
requests over the phone or in the
- Do not rely on cellular phones to schedule
inspections due to
- Do not call for inspections on permit
numbers that begin with "WTS."
- We are unable to accommodate appointments.
Request An Inspection
All inspections must be requested using the City's
Automated Phone Permit Access (IVR) system.
Please provide the following information
by following the IVR prompts:
- Permit Number
- Inspection Code (IVR
- Contact phone number
All information must be complete and accurate,
otherwise the inspection may not be made.
Inspection requests made before 3 P.M., Monday
through Friday, will be completed the following
Inspection requests made
after 3 P.M. Friday, and during the weekend, will be
completed the following Tuesday.
Please have all plans on the job site at the
time of the inspection.
The project address must be visible from the
The stamped "approved" set of plans must be on
the site and readily accessible.
Any changes to the stamped plans must be
resubmitted to the Building Safety Division
for additional review, and then returned to the
project site before calling for an inspection
that involves the change.
There must be an adult (18 years or older)
present for inspection of the interior of an
If an adult cannot be present for an inspection
of the exterior of an occupied building, a note
must be left on the gate of any fenced area
giving permission for the inspector to enter the
If you would like to speak with a Building
Inspector, please call (209) 577-5232 between
7:30AM & 8AM.
Related Forms & Handouts
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Inspection Request Procedure
Provides a brief overview of the City's Automated Phone
Permit Access system. (Spanish Document:
El Procedimiento del Pedido de Inspeccion)
Procedural requirements when requesting an inspection
Automated Phone Permit Access (IVR) Inspection Activity
A complete list of inspection activity codes that you will
use to schedule your inspections. These are grouped by
Building Comments & Rejection Codes List
These codes will assist you in interpreting the corrections
and comments left by the field inspector after your
inspection is made.
Tri-fold quick reference guide.
Contact the Building Safety Division at (209) 577-5232.
This page was updated on: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 9:03:38 AM