The Inspections Division is part of the Development Services Department. Inspections staff are responsible for enforcing all City and State codes pertaining to construction and land use permits. In addition, Inspections staff works with the Health and Fire Departments in administering property maintenance regulations.


  • Protect public welfare by ensuring compliance with State and City construction and property maintenance regulations.
  • Coordinate services with other governments and departments.
  • Educate customers to encourage regulation compliance by providing user-friendly documents, processes, and contacts.


  • Issued over 2,500 permits and conducted over 6,000 inspections, including 647 new residential units at a valuation of over $276,000,000.
  • Completed over 630 inspections on municipal ordinance violations.
  • Responded to citizen requests for information and public record requests.
  • Provided direct support to the Building Code Committee and the Board of Heating Examiners.
  • Prepared permit and fee summary reports.
  • Maintained the new online permitting and inspections platform Evolve, including application of electronic (online) inspections.

Inspections Expenditure Summary