Building Inspections

Building Safety staff inspects new development and redevelopment projects constructed in the Town for conformance to the approved building plans. 

Requesting an Inspection

Requests for inspections can be made by calling the Building Official at 928-368-8883.

What Work Requires Inspection?

All construction or work for which a permit is required is subject to inspection by the Building Official. The permit applicant should make sure that their work is accessible and exposed for inspection purposes. Neither the Building Official nor the Town of Pinetop/Lakeside is liable for any expenses entailed in the removal or replacement of materials required to allow inspection.

Reinforcing steel or other structural frameworks should never be covered or concealed without first obtaining the approval of the Building Official.

Inspection Process

The person doing the work authorized by a permit should notify the Building Official when the work is ready for inspection. Requests for inspection should be filed at least 24 hours in advance.

Permit holders should post an inspection record card in a conspicuous place on the premises before work begins, so that the Building Official can make notes during inspections. This card should stay up until the Building Official has given the project its final approval.

After each inspection, further construction should only continue up to the point indicated by the Building Official; at that time, another inspection and approval is needed before construction can continue. Final approval of a project requires inspection and approval of each successive step listed below.

Required Inspections

  • Foundation: After trenches are excavated, forms erected, and when all materials for the foundation have been delivered to the site. (If concrete from a central mixing plant - commonly termed “transit mixed” - is to be used, this inspection can take place before the materials are delivered.)
  • Concrete Slab or Under-Floor: After all in-slab or under-floor building service equipment, conduit, piping accessories, and other ancillary equipment items are in place, but before any concrete is poured or floor sheathing installed, including the sub floor.
  • Frame: After the roof, all framing, fire blocking, and bracing are in place; all pipes, chimneys, and vents are complete; and the rough electrical, plumbing, and heating wires, pipes, and ducts are approved.
  • Lath and/or Gypsum Board: After all lathing and gypsum board, interior and exterior, is in place, but before any plastering is applied, or before gypsum board joints and fasteners are taped and finished.
  • Final Inspection: After finish grading, when the building is completed and ready for occupancy.

Other Inspections

In addition to the inspections listed above, the Building Official may make (or require) other inspections of any construction work, to make sure that it complies with the Town’s building code, or any other applicable laws.


A re-inspection fee may be assessed for each inspection or re-inspection, if unapproved construction continues past the point of a required inspection, or if corrections are called for but not made.