Building Inspections

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Building Life and Safety 
345 N. El Dorado Street, 
Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 937-8561

Building & Life Safety performs inspects buildings and construction for compliance with code requirements, permit scope, and responds to building complaints.

All building permits require an inspection conducted by our trained, professional inspectors to review:

  • footings, foundation, and structural systems
  • mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
  • insulation, drywall and roofing systems
Commercial projects are issued orange inspection cards; Residential are issued green inspection cards.
Example: Jobsite Inspection Record

Scheduling Inspections

Inspection requests can be made 24 hours a day by phone or online. Requests made before 3:00 p.m. will be scheduled for the following working day. Requests made after 3:00 p.m. and on weekends or holidays will be scheduled two working days later

A ladder must be on the job site for the Building Inspector's use. Review handout for details: Ladder Requirements

Use the 'Easy Inspection Scheduler" link below or call the 24-hour automated phone line.

Overtime Inspections 

To assist customers with keeping their project schedule on track, the Building & Life Safety Division offers building inspections outside of normal business hours and on holidays/weekends. Inspections requested outside of normal working hours will be conducted depending on inspector availability. Overtime inspections are conducted between the hours of 4:30pm-5:00am. The overtime inspection request must be received by close of business the working day prior to the request. To request an overtime inspection, follow the instructions on the Overtime Inspection Request form. There is a minimum fee of $295 for 2.75 hours of inspector time, each additional hour or fraction thereof will be charged at $108. Overtime inspections are not guaranteed until the fee is paid and confirmation is received.

  Easy Inspection Scheduler  

Review Inspection Handouts
Last Update : 12/22/2023, 11:00:00 AM