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The primary objective of the Inspections Division is to assure all buildings are safe to occupy.

  • The inspection team has 100 experienced inspectors and technical staff responsible for ensuring that all construction meets Phoenix Building Construction Code and approved regulations. 
  • Inspections take place several times during various phases of construction for conformance with approved plans, and compliance with the City Code and Zoning Ordinance, Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Signs, Energy Conservation, and Green codes.  

Inspection Process Flowchart


  • Permits are not finalized until all required inspections have been conducted and construction is approved. Building permits are valid and inspections can be made for two years after the permit is issued.
  • Building permits do expire, however, if work does not commence within six months of permit issuance, or ceases for more than six months. Regular inspections must be requested at each stage of construction prior to concealment or cover. When all final inspections have passed, a Certificate of Occupancy or a Certificate of Completion is issued.

For more Information about inspections, select a topic below or call 602-262-7811:

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Mayor Stanton proclaims May "Building Safety Month."


                                                                 Inspections team

Building Safety Videos:

Building Safety 1: Partnering with Code Officials

Building Safety 2: Advancing Technology

Building Safety 3: Protecting Communities

Building Safety  4: Protecting the Water Supply

Building Safety 5: Improving Education & Training

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Inspection Team at Camden North development