Building Inspections

Inspection Requests

To schedule an inspection, contact the Development Services Department at 281-659-0240

 A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for all inspection requests.

Building Codes

The City of Cleveland adheres to the following building codes (effective December 15, 2016):

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2015 International Private Sewage Disposal Code
  • 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • 2015 International Solar Energy Code
  • 2015 International Wildlife Urban Interface Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2014 National Electrical Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2015 ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities
  • 2015 International Green Construction Code

Inspections Required During Construction

Depending on your project, there may be more inspections required:

  • Form Inspection: Building set back line and slab elevations
  • Plumbing (Ground): Water, sewer under slab, etc.
  • Foundation: Rebar, concrete
  • Frame: Studs, rafters, and joists in place and dried in
  • Plumbing Top-Out: Waste and vent lines
  • Electrical Rough: Electrical boxes and wire run
  • HVAC Rough: Duct and unit set
  • Water and Sewer Outside Structure: Pipes in ground and to grade
  • Plumbing Final Including Gas Test: Fixtures set and gas valves on with mercury gauge
  • Electrical Final: Switched and plugged and service built
  • HVAC Final: Grills and outside units set
  • Grading and Landscape: Swales and drainage
  • Building Final: Smoke detectors and all interior complete

*This is a list of minimum inspections required for standard construction. Multi-family, residential, commercial, or industrial construction may require additional or different inspections. The contractor must arrange for such special inspections with the Development Services Department.