Land Development Inspections

  • Before the state of grading operations, all required erosion and sediment controls are to be implemented as per the approved plan and or directed by the City Public Works Inspector.
  • The BMPs are year around requirements. As the project progresses, additional BMPs are to be implemented as required.
Notices
Prior to beginning any work a 48-hour notice is required. For any inspection, there is a required 24-hour notice.

Permit Required
All construction for which a permit is required shall be inspected and remain accessible and exposed until approved by a City Public Works Inspector. The permit must be onsite at all times throughout the construction process. A set of City approved plans are required to be onsite for each inspection.

Reference Notes
Refer to Grading Note (PDF) on approved plans, Erosion and Sediment Control Note (PDF), and a preconstruction agenda for any and required inspections.

Responsibilities
  • It is the Developer/ Property owner's responsibility to ensure that all required inspections are made on a project, including Building Permit clearances and Occupancy Releases.
  • A Civil and Soils Certification Letter is required for any releases.
  • The contractor or subcontractor may call in inspections and be the onsite contact for the project on the developer/owner's behalf.
Scheduling an Inspection
Inspection requests can be made daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Requests made before 3:30 p.m. will be scheduled the following working day, any requests made after 3:30 p.m. will be scheduled for the day after the following working day.

Required Scheduling Information
Please have the following information when requesting an Inspection:
  • The project/ sub-division and location
  • Permit number beginning with LD
  • Tract number; Parcel Map number; Phase number
  • Type of Inspection requested
  • Date and time of inspection request (a.m. or p.m.)
  • Your inspector name (if applicable)
  • Any pertinent information regarding inspection
Additional Information
  • All drainage devices, slope planting and certificates must be completed and approved prior to the release of Occupancy.
  • Civil and Soils certification letters are required prior to Occupancy and Building releases (copies will not be accepted).
  • Updated pavement-structural recommendations shall be submitted to the City Engineer for approval.
  • All items shown on the approved plans must be completed. Revised plans must be approved prior to requesting bond release and/or Occupancy.
  • Monumentation bond reductions will not be considered until Faithful Performance Bonds have been reduced by 90% and have been approved by the Director of Public Works.