Residential Building Inspections

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Building inspections are done Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Residential Building Inspections

Required Residential Inspections

  • Footing. Consult the Footing Elevation Certificate before scheduling your inspection
  • Foundation
  • Plumbing/Electrical/Mechanical underslabs
  • Garage Floor Slabs
  • Basement Floor Slabs
  • Fireplace (masonry only)
  • Sewer Service Line – From Building to Main Tap. Call Utilities: 913- 971-9311
  • Electrical (Temporary Service for Construction Trailer/Site) – a separate electrical application is needed for temporary electrical permit
  • Rough-In (All framing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, complete gas pressure). Consult the Residential Rough-In Priority List before scheduling your final inspection
  • Nail pattern prior to stucco application
  • Firewall separation – nail patterns
  • Nail patterns (Narrow wall bracing, garage portal etc.)
  • Insulation Inspection (if using prescriptive energy method)
  • Stucco Inspection (if applicable)
  • Final Approval – All inspections need to be complete before a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) is issued. Consult the Residential Final Priority List before scheduling your final inspection
  • Special inspections or after-hours third-party inspections are acceptable for concrete placement or structural framing
  • Final inspections are scheduled after all fees have been paid

Re-inspection Fees

  • Re-inspection fees are $100
  • Re-inspection fees may be assessed in the following situations:
    • The project is not ready for the requested inspection
    • The previously inspected non-compliant items have not been corrected
    • Address or permit numbers are not posted
    • Construction activities continue without prior approval
    • Structures are not accessible
    • Buildings are occupied without City authorization

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) Fees

  • TCO fees are non-refundable
  • $100 - Residential one-family and two-family dwellings
  • $200 - Reinstate an expired Temporary Certificate of Occupancy

After-hours Inspections

  • The minimum fee is $100 per hour with a two hour minimum
  • After hour inspections are subject to staff availability
  • Special inspections or after-hours third-party inspections are acceptable for concrete placement or structural framing

Residential Final Inspections

  • A final grading inspection is required before a Certificate of Occupancy is issued
  • Contact Public Works at 913-971-9045 to schedule the inspection

Additional Resources

Call 913-971-7900 for additional information.

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