Building Inspections

Commercial ConstructionBuilding Inspections (1225 S. Hamilton Circle) is responsible for ensuring that consistent quality of property and building construction is completed for the safety of tenants and long-term value to property owners. Building Inspection hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm.

Schedule an inspection.

Footings, foundations and floor slab inspection scheduling.

  • If you make a request between 8 am and 11:30 am, you may get an inspection that afternoon.
  • If you make a request between 11:30 am and 4 pm, you may get an inspection the following business day.

All other inspections (backfill, firewall, rough-ins, finals, etc.) are scheduled for the next business day or as workload allows.

Call 913-971-7900 for questions related to Building Inspections.

Temporary electrical power inspection
This inspection will be conducted on all construction locations where temporary electrical power is supplied. All 125-volt single phase, 15 and 20 amp receptacle outlets shall have ground-fault circuit interrupter protection. The electrical contractor must obtain a separate permit for temporary electrical power. The City will issue approval to the power company to set a meter upon approval of inspection. No meters will be set until the City has approved the temporary power installation. A separate Electrical Permit is required for a fee. The City's schedule of fees.

Footing inspection

When forms and steel reinforcement bars are in place and supported, call for an inspection.

Foundation wall inspection

This inspection will be conducted when all forms are erected and the reinforcement steel is in place. Walls shall be designed for any lateral or other loads to which they are subjected.

  • Times requested for footing and foundation inspections are ready times only, not times the inspector will be able to show up.
  • Cold weather requirements for concrete placement: Refer to WeatherBug.com for current and extended forecasts.

No concrete shall be poured when the air temperature is 25 degrees or below. If the forecast calls for a warming trend (26 degrees and rising over a three-day period) then contractors will be allowed to pour. The necessary cold weather protection is the responsibility of the contractor of record, e.g. burlap, straw/hay, covering blankets. Under no circumstances will concrete be poured on frozen subgrade, and any frozen material shall be removed. Footing and foundation walls should be heated or protected at all times when the temperature is below freezing (32 degrees).

Backfill inspection

This is made prior to backfilling of foundations and after the foundation drain and the dampproofing of the foundation have been accomplished. However, the foundation bracing will not be inspected. The permit holder is responsible for all temporary bracing as required to prevent damage.

Underslab inspection

Plumbing, electrical and mechanical inspections are required.

Garage floor slab inspection

To be made prior to placement of concrete. To be made after all reinforcing steel or wire mesh is in place and all under slab mechanical, plumbing and electrical work has been inspected and approved.

Basement floor slab inspection

To be made prior to placement of concrete and vapor barrier is in place (six mil required). To be made after all under slab mechanical, plumbing and electrical work has been inspected and approved.

Sewer inspection

City sewer inspections are scheduled through the Utilities Section of the Public Works Department at 913-971-9407. Johnson County sewer inspections need to be approved through their office at 913-715-8520.

Electrical inspection

Schedule with the rough-in inspection.

Complete gas inspection

An air test is required once all interior and outside gas piping complete. Schedule with the rough-in inspection.