Purpose of Inspections

During the construction of your project, on-site inspections will be conducted to ensure that approved materials are properly used and the work is performed according to the approved job plans.

Any work or materials that are not up to code will need to be corrected and re-inspected. The inspections are for the owners and/or occupant's health and safety, as well to protect investments.

Scheduling an Inspection

Building inspection requests received by 4 p.m. on a business day will be scheduled for the next business day. Inspection requests received after 4 p.m. will be scheduled for the 2nd business day. Inspections can be requested for:

  • A morning inspection: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • An afternoon inspection: 1 to 4 p.m.

Every effort is made to accommodate each request, but sometimes the schedule will be altered according to the staff work load.

Inspection Request Line

Our 24-hour voice mail system allows you to schedule building inspections 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 916-727-4750.

Submitting a Request

On the inspection request line, please be prepared to leave the following information:

  • Your name
  • Permit number
  • Address of job
  • Type of inspection requested
  • Requested date for inspection
  • Time preference: morning or afternoon

Checking Scheduled Inspection Times

You may call the Building and Safety Division at 916-727-4760 on the day of your scheduled inspection between 8:15 - 8:30 a.m. to find out your placement on the inspector's route. Please note, we cannot tell you an actual time an inspector will be at the job site.