DEPARTMENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
PROGRAM/ACTIVITY BUILDING INSPECTIONS
Building Inspections reviews building construction plans and performs inspections to ensure compliance with building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy and zoning code requirements for new and existing residential and commercial construction. Building Inspections reviews construction plans for signage and conducts inspections for compliance, issues moving and building demolition permits, investigates complaints and takes enforcement action on violations of the building construction codes, sign regulations, and zoning regulations. Building Inspections writes and prepares new ordinances for City Council consideration, reviews existing ordinances for suggested changes, and coordinates the issuance of Certificates of Occupancy for new and existing construction. Building Inspections reviews new editions of the International Code Council's building construction codes and makes recommendations to the City Council for adoption of the International Codes, along with local amendments.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
* Perform residential and commercial plan reviews and inspections. Residential and commercial plan reviews consist of a review of energy, fire and life safety building code requirements within the area of the building permit and construction process. Residential and commercial inspections consist of inspecting energy, fire and life safety building codes for compliance throughout the construction process.
* Perform quality control plan reviews for residential and commercial projects for new construction. Quality control plan reviews are performed to minimize human error during the manual plan review process of new residential and commercial construction projects.
PERFORMANCE MEASURES/SERVICE LEVELS
FY 2018 Actuals
FY 2019 Actuals
FY 2020 Actuals
FY 2021 Target
Activity Demand/Workload Number of Residential Construction Plans Reviewed
Number of Commercial Plans Reviewed*
Number of Residential and Commercial Inspections Conducted
Efficiency/Effectiveness Measures M&O Budget Per Capita M&O Budget % of General Fund Budget
Average time to complete commercial plan reviews on new commercial projects submitted to the Building Inspections Division (days). Average time to complete residential plan reviews on new single-family residential projects submitted to the Building Inspections Division (days).
* Includes new and remodels
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