Building Inspections

Scheduling Inspections

Building inspections may be requested 24-hours a day, 7 days a week by telephone using the Inspection Hotline (785) 832-7710, or the internet using the Check Your Building Permit feature. Inspections should be arranged before 7:00 am of the day requested. Same-day inspection requests received after 7:00 am will be accommodated if possible. A fee of $47.00 will be charged for same-day inspections.

Inspection hours are 8:30-11:00 am and 1:30-4:00 pm. Inspection services, including will-call and same-day inspections are not available outside these hours.

Will-Call Inspections

The Building Safety Division provides will-call inspections for footing, concrete slab, foundation wall and sewer permits. Inspection requests must be made through the Inspection Hotline or online, prior to 7:00 am of the day of inspection. When work is complete, the contractor should notify the Development Services Office at (785) 832-7700. An inspector will arrive at the site, typically within 25 minutes to perform the inspection.

Contractor Resources

We are committed to providing thorough, accurate and consistent inspections of building construction projects. Inspection checklists are intended to assist permit holders with preparing for inspections. Building projects must comply with all applicable codes whether or not included in a particular checklist.

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