Schedule an Inspection of Permitted Work

Are you a contractor or homeowner doing building, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing work that's ready for an inspection? You'll need to have a permit for the work to request an inspection.

Online

Check your eligibility

All building and trade inspections (with the exception of those performed by the Fire Department) may be scheduled online. If you're not listed as a contact on the permit record, please submit this form so that you can have access to online scheduling. For more information about scheduling inspections online, check out our Online Inspection Scheduling Tutorial Video.

To request an inspection by the Fire Department, please call 616-456-3818.

Find your permit

Log in to Citizen Access. All of your permits will be listed in the Permits tab. If you don't see a list of permits, contact us to check that your license is connected. Give us a call at the number listed in the Contact Us section of this page.

Select the permit you'd like to schedule

From your list of permits, click on the blue Record Number link for the one you want to schedule. Keep in mind that only permits we've issued can have an inspection scheduled.

Request an inspection

Once the permit you want to schedule loads, click on the Record Info button. Then click Inspections to get to the request screen. Click the Schedule or Request an Inspection link to schedule an inspection

Choose the inspection type

The inspection type options vary based on the type of permit. Click the one you'd like to schedule then click Continue.

Select the date and time

Pick the day and time block that works best for you. Available time blocks are morning (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) and afternoon (12:30 PM - 3:00 PM). Then click Continue

Enter your contact information

Enter your first name, last name, and phone number. If you'd rather you can use the Select an existing contact option instead.

Confirm the inspection details

Before you finish scheduling your inspection, the inspector will need a few details about accessing the site and the work being inspected. Click the Include Additional Notes link to open the text box. Make sure to include the following information:

  • Site access information (Is the site open for access? Is there a hidden key or a lockbox? If so, what’s the lockbox code or where is the key located?)
  • Location of work to be inspected (i.e. 5th floor)
  • Scope of work to be inspected
  • Site contact name and phone number

Click Finish. Now your inspection is scheduled!

Paper Form

We don't accept printed applications for this service 

You can give us a call at the number listed in the Contact Us section of this page. We're happy to help you schedule an inspection!

Phone

Call us for instructions

To schedule a building or trade inspection, please give us a call at the number listed in the Contact Us section of this page. We're happy to help you schedule an inspection! To schedule an inspection performed by the Fire Department, please call 616-456-3818.

Make sure you have the following information ready for our operators: 
  • Permit number and address
  • Site access information (Is the site open for access? Is there a hidden key or a lockbox? If so, what’s the lockbox code or where is it located?)
  • Location of work to be inspected (i.e. 5th floor)
  • Type of inspection needed
  • Scope of work to be inspected
  • Site contact name & phone number

In Person

Visit our office

You may visit our office to schedule an inspection. We're located at the address listed in the Contact Us section of this page.