General Information About Scheduling Building Inspections
Upon issuance of required permits, construction may begin (Note: Approved plans and an inspection card must be on the job site during construction). At specified stages of the building process, the project must be inspected to ensure that it is being constructed according to approved plans.
Inspections will be conducted Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Inspections Supervisors will be available as follows:
Mondays-Thursdays: Duane Feuerhammer - (702) 303-2294
Tuesdays-Fridays: Jesse Schell - (702) 303-2292
Tom Gage - (702) 303-2290
Dispatch, express inspections and same day inspections will not be available on Fridays.
Inspections outside normal work hours, on weekends or holidays are made at an extra charge. Reinspections may also involve an extra fee.
We offer pre-review appointments at which time we will evaluate your plans in the design stage and point out potential problem areas. This will assist you in understanding our requirements for a complete submittal. The fee for a pre-review appointment starts at $160 per hour. To make an appointment, please call Building & Safety Information at (702) 229-6251.
Contractors can call in for same-day inspections. This optional service is available for additional fees and can be scheduled by calling (702) 229-5112.
A special inspector may be required during certain types of construction, such as concrete, reinforcing steel, welding, high-strength bolting, structural masonry, sprayed-on fire proofing or other work which, in the opinion of the building official, involves unusual hazards or conditions. Upon approval by the city, the builder can retain special inspectors.
Expiration of Permits
Permits expire 180 days from date of issuance, unless an approved inspection has been made. (Permits may be renewed for half price and a $50 administrative fee per permit after 180 days without work being done as evidenced by an inspection. After one year with no activity, full price and a $50 administrative fee per permit is charged for renewal).
Upon completion of construction and all required inspections, a final inspection is performed.
Certificate of Occupancy – Commercial Only
After the final building inspection, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued upon application. The properly signed-off inspection record ("hard card") must be approved by the Planning Department, Fire and Rescue Department, Construction Services, and brought in to our department for issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
Certificate of Occupancy - Residential
The final 140 inspection is considered the Residential Certificate of Occupancy.