Inspections & Inspectors

*Please be aware permits & an address must be visible from the street for all inspections. Additionally, an approved set of plans is required on all job sites for inspections.*

The Building Division is responsible for ensuring that the homes in which the citizens of the community reside and the buildings in which they work are designed and constructed to be reasonably free from hazards. The code intends to establish a minimum acceptable level of safety.

The City of Galveston Building Division is currently implementing policy changes that will affect permitted construction projects within the city limits of Galveston. The changes are intended to increase the efficiency of our department and allow us to provide the contractors with improved customer service.

Effective August 1st and pertaining to new residential construction and additions, all construction trades are required to be complete and scheduled simultaneously for rough-in and final inspections. The inspections to be scheduled on the same-day are as follows:

Building Final
Electrical Rough-In
Electrical Final
Mechanical Rough-In
Mechanical Final
Plumbing Top-Out
Plumbing Final

No inspection will be conducted if all trades are not complete.

This is the first logical step in a departmental move toward providing full-service combination inspections of construction projects. The change will also provide for a more complete inspection while reducing department operating costs.

If you have any questions, you may always contact us.