Building Inspection Division
At Your Service!
The Building Inspections Division is dedicated to the enforcement of the community's standards for safety, health, and durability of buildings constructed, altered, or maintained within the City. The Division enforces these standards through a program of providing information to the public, and through plans examination and on-site inspections by specially qualified personnel.
Phone numbers: 325-676-6232 or 325-676-6273
Building Inspection location:
City Hall, 555 Walnut, Room 100
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We are open through the noon hour.
The office is closed from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for staff meeting on Wednesdays.
Inspectors may be contacted between the hours of:
7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*** News and Information***
2011 City of Abilene Electrical Code Adoption
The City of Abilene has adopted the 2011 National Electrical Code with Local Amendments. The effective date is October 16, 2012.
Click on the link to view the class held September 20, 2012 regarding significant changes to the NEC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tibJE9I7AcY&list=UUG74lXBlUajWaP3HC1nfGlA&index=1&feature=plcp
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The City of Abilene/Building Inspections want to provide Contractors with the most timely and accurate City-related information available. Subscribers to the Building Inspection email list will receive information regarding code updates, changes in building laws, ordinances, procedures, and upcoming events and continuing education.
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To further the goals of providing information to the public, the Building Inspection Division web site has six main areas of interest.
Permit & Inspection Data
Data on all permits issued by Building Inspection and the status of those permits can be retrieved using this form by owner name, permit number, contractor, and address. The following reports can also be viewed:
- Building Permit Ledger
- Permit fee/count summary
- Permits by contractor
- Construction Valuation Summary
- Contractor List Overdue permits by contractor
Documents, diagrams, specifications, permits needed, licensing requirements, construction guidelines, procedures, installation manuals, checklists and much more.
Includes tables of the permits and inspection fees required by the City of Abilene Building Inspection Division. These are also published in the related amendment booklets which are available for purchase from the Building Inspections Division.
Permit Holders General Information
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Building Inspection Division.
Standard bond forms in Adobe Acrobat Format that can be printed out from your computer and filled out. Also includes links to information regarding contractor licensing, registration, and other requirements.
Local Amendments to the codes are available in booklet form on-line as printable versions (Pamphlets) and for purchase from Building Inspections. Please call us at (325) 676-6273
Building Inspection Overview
The Building Inspection Services Division is responsible for ensuring that all buildings constructed, altered, or maintained in the City meet recognized standards for quality and safety. The staff is a diverse group of construction experts each trained and certified in one or more building trades. Activity of the Division is service-intense, and much of the focus recently has been on streamlining the permitting process, improving call-response procedures, and increasing the level of communications with customers. The Division staff is highly involved in the formulation and interpretative development of the national codes that govern the construction industry. Personnel also respond to customer complaints regarding dilapidated structures and work with property owners to maintain neighborhood property values.
As the need for customer communication continues to increase, the Division looks to technology, particularly the Internet, as the means for disseminating information and creating an interactive forum for permit approval.