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.


Building Inspection Board