Building Inspector

The Building Inspector is responsible for issuance of building permits, sign permits, and roof permits. This department also enforces building codes and the Landlord-Tenant Ordinance and is responsible for administration and inspection of demolition and sidewalk projects, driveway permits, and all requirements relating to these items. The Building Inspector also performs various inspections such as electrical, plumbing, rental, and construction.

Requirements for a Building Permit Application

If any owner or acting agent intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter a mechanical system, the installation of which is regulated by City Code, or to cause any such work to be done, they shall first make application to the Building Inspector and obtain the required permit.

Work Requiring Inspections

Work requiring inspections include:
  • All rough-in installations
  • Electrical
  • Final inspections
  • Fire resistance rated construction
  • Floodplain requirements
  • Footing and foundations
  • Frame and masonry
  • Gas
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing