Building Inspections

Building Inspections:

Below is a list of inspections for Building Permits that are not required on every job as every job is different. Please be aware if you are doing a type of work that falls into one of these categories you will need to call for that inspection. It is up to you to know which inspections you will need and when you will need to call for them. 

Inspection requests can be made by phone or email 24-hours a day by calling or emailing that inspector for inspections requested on the following workday.


  • Foundation Inspection (slabs, pilings & all other forms of foundations)
  • Framing Inspection (can only be conducted after a the project has passed the HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical rough-ins (as applicable))
  • Energy Inspections (energy rough-in, energy seal & windows (must pass these inspections before sheet rocking)) typically conducted by HVAC Inspector
  • Final Energy Inspection typically conducted byHVAC Inspector
  • Final Building Inspection
Other Common Inspections:

  • Driveway, culverts, and sidewalks within Right of Way (ROW) Limits must conform to the City of Galveston (COG) Standards. Separate Permit Required.  For more information visit: Engineering Division Conditions for ROW construction Permits. or email: engineering@galvestontx.gov

  • Customer Service Inspections (this includes but is not limited to Brick Tie Inspections, Lath Inspections & Fire Wall Inspections.)
  • Window energy inspections
To request an inspection: Please call 409-797-3666 with the Property Address, Type of Inspection and Permit Number. Inspections requested before 7:00 AM will be put on the schedule for the same day. Any inspection request received after 7:00 AM will automatically be scheduled for the following day.

Effective August 1st:
All inspections will only be available online or via the aforementioned phone number.