The inspectors maintain daily office hours between 8 AM to 10 AM, afternoon appointments by schedule (Monday - Thursday). During that time they conduct plan review; issue electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits; consult with clients and answer construction code questions.
Building permits (including fire protection systems), and sign permits are applied for online. These permits are a two-step process with an application being submitted first, plan review conducted, and the permit issued at a later date.
Required inspections are scheduled between 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
For complex project consultation it's best to schedule an appointment with the respective inspector(s). Appointments are typically scheduled during the office hours listed above but can be scheduled anytime during the day with enough advanced notice.
Encumbrance Permits: Use of City Sidewalks
All requests to occupy city sidewalks or other public ways for the purposes of repairing buildings or in the process of permitted construction activity, must first apply for said occupation through the City's Inspection Department. Please go to ViewPoint Cloud to apply for a Street Encumbrance Permit