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. Following 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 request 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.

Request an Inspection

Please submit inspection requests a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the preferred date of inspection. Remember, rough-in or pre-concealment inspections may require multiple project elements to be complete prior to inspection by potentially more than one inspector at the same time. Please plan accordingly.

For questions or to request an inspection, call or email:

Permit Clerk
816-271-4642
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Permit Clerk816-271-4645
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Permit Supervisor816-271-4757
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Walk Through Inspection

Submission of an application (PDF) followed by a walk through inspection is required when starting a new business in an existing building or when a change in ownership of an existing business occurs while retaining the existing address.

For questions or to request a walk through inspection, call or email:

Assistant City Planner