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Inspections
Inspections are required as the work progresses. When you are completely finished, a final inspection will be conducted that will be carried out by all inspectors. Upon successful completion of this step, a certificate of occupancy or completion is issued.

Types of Inspections
  • Temporary power or gas
  • Underground utilities (power, phone, cable TV, water, sewer)
  • Foundation (setback and forms)
  • Plumbing (drain, waste and vent piping, water)
  • Mechanical (ducts and equipment)
  • Electrical (service and wiring)
  • Building (foundation, wall, joists, structural)

There are a series of inspections required for major building projects. The homeowner or contractor is typically responsible for the requesting of an inspection. If any questions arise as to what inspections are necessary for your project, please call the customer assistance division at 816-271-4751. In order of sequence:
  • Setback
  • Footing
  • Foundation
  • Structural rough
  • Plumbing rough
  • Electrical rough
  • Mechanical rough

The rough in or pre-concealment inspections should be coordinated so that all the inspectors are on site at the same time. All rough in should be complete and ready for inspection. When you are completely finished, a final inspection will be conducted that will be carried out by all inspectors.

Inspection Requests
A phone line answered by voice mail will take your inspection request. When calling for an inspection, please leave the following information:
  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • Permit number
  • Address of project
  • Type of inspection
  • If requesting a morning or an afternoon inspection

Please understand that the inspector will not be able to give you a specific time for your inspection other than a morning or afternoon time frame. If you prefer you can email or fax your inspection requests. Please see the email address for the inspectors located under staff. Fax your requests to 816-271-4676. Please be sure to include the information referenced above.