Construction Services & Inspections

Construction Inspection Responsibilities

The Planning / Construction Services Department is responsible for:

  • Administering and enforcing the adopted International Codes, the National Electrical Code, and City Ordinances to ensure that commercial and residential structures are built to standards that protect the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens
  • Providing code and ordinance interpretation to citizens, contractors, and design professionals through consultation and informational handouts
  • Reviewing building applications and plans for compliance with ordinances and codes
  • Coordinating reviews with outside agencies to ensure that public health, safety, and welfare standards are achieved
  • Conducting inspections of construction work requiring permits to ensure the safety of the public and compliance with City ordinances
  • Verifying qualifications and licensing of contractors

Construction Services Procedures

  • To schedule an inspection, call the Planning Department at (405) 282-1110 at least 24 hours prior to the requested date of inspection

  • Instructions for requesting an inspection are located on the Inspection Checklist (PDF), which lists the required inspection areas
  • Work must not be concealed prior to obtaining an inspection
  • Be certain to obtain all inspections listed, or a Certificate of Occupancy may not be issued
  • Prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, all requirements of the planning, engineering, and fire departments are required to be met