Inspections are required at various stages throughout the construction process by our inspectors, who are licensed in
multiple trades. This ensures that the work conforms to the Florida Building Code, the conditions of the building permit, and the approved plans.
To schedule an Building Department Inspection click here, to schedule a Fire Marshall Inspection click here
How do I schedule or cancel an inspection?
The most convenient way to schedule/cancel an inspection is online.
Once the inspection has been scheduled, you can track the status of the inspection using our online Permit Tracking tool.
This tool, developed in-house, also has an interactive mapping component called GeoPT Mapper.
The Building Department uses Permit Tracker on a daily basis to assign inspection work orders and dispatch inspectors to their designated zones. Once the inspectors are in the field, they can enter the inspection results using their laptops into the tracker.
A day in the life of a Building Inspector
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When are inspections required?
Once your work is completed or equipment is installed, your contractor will schedule a final inspection. Our building inspectors, who are certified by the State of Florida,
will conduct the inspection to ensure compliance with the building code and certify that the installation or construction is safe for use or occupancy. Please coordinate with your Contractor and note that someone must be
present during the inspection, to provide access to the interior of your structure.
Note: All approved plans and Construction documents must be readily available on-site, and the E-911 Address of the site must be clearly posted.
What is the criteria for a successful inspection?
The Building Department has created a Pre-Inspection Checklist to help your Contractor ensure that your inspection will be a success.
What happens if the inspection fails?
Failed inspections are costly both to the building department and the contractor. Another trip to the jobsite must be made and time spent documenting the reasons for failure. The contractor is responsible for paying re-inspection fees and his construction schedule is held up until deficiencies are corrected and re inspected.