Building Inspections

Inspections are required after obtaining building, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing permits. The building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical final inspections must all be approved prior to the city releasing your gas meter inspection to Entex for a meter.  If you are registered with our Citizen Self Service (CSS) Portal, you can log in and schedule inspections as well as view inspection results.  Otherwise, inspections can be scheduled by calling 281-478-7270.

Building Inspections

The types of building inspections required in new construction include:

  • Foundation
  • Frame
  • Clip and strap
  • Brick tie
  • Flat work (concrete)
  • Wall cover
  • Ceiling cover
  • Piers
  • Building final
  • Storm drain final

Foundations require a form survey for approval, field verification of forms, and an elevation certificate showing as built elevations for "top of floor".

Electrical Inspections

Electrical inspections will consist of the following:

  • T-pole
  • Wall cover
  • Ditch cover
  • TCI / service
  • Ceiling cover
  • Final

Mechanical Inspections

The four inspections associated with mechanical inspections are as follows:

  • Ceiling cover
  • Rough in
  • Wall cover
  • Final

Plumbing Inspections

Plumbing inspections include the following:

  • Ground
  • Water test
  • Sewer test
  • Top out / cover
  • Gas test
  • Shower pan
  • Irrigation
  • Final

How to Obtain an Inspection

Inspections may be obtained by calling the Public Works Department at 281-478-7270. All inspections are guaranteed to be made no later than 72 hours after it is requested. It is recommended that when requesting inspections, the name of the contractor, the type of inspection, the permit number, and the proper address be provided to expedite the inspection process. After an inspection has been completed, a sticker will be left on the premises whether subject inspection was approved or disapproved. These stickers are usually placed in a central location. To find out if an inspection has been made, you must check the job site for a sticker. Please do not call our office for this information unless there is a problem. For more information, call 281-478-7270.

Inspection Scheduling

Inspections must be scheduled at least a day in advance. Monday inspections need to be called in on Fridays.

You can request a morning or afternoon inspection. Morning inspections are typically between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Afternoon inspections are typically between 1 and 4 p.m. Requesting a morning or afternoon inspection is not a guarantee, but we will do our best to accommodate your request. Fulfilling your request will be determined upon how many inspections are scheduled on that morning or afternoon. Also, some inspections may require more time and be more involved than other inspections, making it difficult to guarantee the time for any inspection. We will do our best to meet your request.