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Inspection Services

Inspection Hours

Summer (Apr-Oct) 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Winter (Nov-Mar) 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Contact your Inspector 

Building Inspector's Phone # (PDF)
Public Works Inspector's Phone # (PDF)

Customer Alerts

Lowest Floor and FEMA Certification Requirements 

Temporary Power Deposits

Inspection Scheduling

How do I Schedule an Inspection?

On the move, in the field?  Schedule on a mobile device. 

Schedule/Cancel Inspections online - Inspections can be scheduled for a single day from a choice of five business days. Requires keycode printed on permit.

Check Inspection Status - by permit number

Fire & Life Safety Inspections

P: 480-312-1855

Fire Inspections Request Form (PDF)

Key Resources

ADA Compliance

Building Permit FAQ

Right-of-Way Permit FAQ

Certificate of Occupancy

Construction Debris in Alleyways (PDF)

Hauls 

Dust Control Permits - Issued by Maricopa County

Lockout/Tagout Agreements

Special Inspections Certification Form (PDF)

Setback Certificate (PDF) 

Notice of After Hours Inspection (PDF)

Variance Application for After Hours Work (PDF)

Utilities - Developer Provided 

Building Permits

Case History Maps

Right-of-Way Permits

For an estimated time your inspection will occur, please call your inspector on the morning of your inspection between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. during our summer hours (Apr-Oct) and between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. during our winter hours (Nov-Mar). Have your permit number or job address available so your call can be directed to the appropriate inspector. Only the inspector can give you an estimated time of arrival.
The Inspection Job Card (received at the time of permit issuance) must be posted on the job site with an approved set of plans for the inspector's use. All construction must be inspected before any completed work is covered or concealed - i.e. foundation, electrical rough wiring, etc.  

Sample Job Cards & Inspection Checklists 

Required Inspections

All construction or work for which a permit is required is subject to city inspections and must remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved.The following inspections are required, depending upon the amount of work being done:  

  1. Foundation inspection: When the excavation for footings is completed, with steel reinforcement in place, but before any concrete is placed.
  2. Under-slab or under-floor inspection: When under-slab or under-floor plumbing, mechanical and /or electrical is installed, including the subfloor.
  3. Masonry inspection: When required; reinforcing steel is in place, but before grouting.
  4. Roof deck – strap & shear wall: When all roof sheathing is nailed, straps and tiedowns are in place.
  5. Framing inspection: When all walls, fire blocking, draftstops and fireplaces are completed and all electrical, plumbing and mechanical work are roughed in, but before any of this work is covered.
  6. Insulation inspection: When insulation is in place, prior to installation of gypsum board.
  7. Lath or gypsum board inspection: When all lath is in place, but before any plastering is applied.
  8. Final inspection: When the building or construction is complete and all electrical, plumbing and mechanical fixtures are in place but before the structure is occupied.

New Policy

 A new Certificate of Occupancy permit was approved with the 07/08 FY Budget (effective July 1, 2007) for the visual inspection of an existing building.
Per Maricopa County requirements, one potential customer of this service will be the operator of a new residential assisted living facility. The cost of this permit issuance and the inspection is $128. 

Construction Crew Hours

Scottsdale Revised City Code Section 31-32, subsection 116 - Construction Activity regulates the times construction activity may start and stop, with exceptions.

Summer Hours:  Summer hours shall begin April 1 and shall be in effect through Oct. 31. No work shall commence prior to 6 a.m. nor continue after 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work on Saturday and Sunday shall be restricted to 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. Sunday work shall only be conducted when the applicant demonstrates in writing justifiable cause for this work.

The city may establish other times as necessary based on the geographical location of the job site in relation to surrounding occupancies, buildings and structures.

Winter Hours:  The remaining portion of the year not designated as summer hours shall be winter hours. No work shall commence prior to 7 a.m. nor continue after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work on Saturday and Sunday shall be restricted to 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Sunday work shall only be conducted when the applicant demonstrates in writing justifiable cause for this work.

The city may establish other times as necessary based on the geographical location of the job site in relation to surrounding occupancies, buildings and structures.

Contact Information

Planning - Zoning Requests, General Plan
P: 480-312-7000 
planninginfo@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

One Stop Shop -  Permits and Plan Review
P: 480-312-2500
7447 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

Records
P: 480-312-2356 

Inspections -  Permit Inspections
P: 480-312-5750

Inspection Hours:
Summer (Apr-Oct) 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Winter (Nov-Mar) 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Code Enforcement - Property Maintenance & Zoning Violations
P: 480-312-2546

Building Code Hotline
P: 480-312-2633