Schedule an Inspection of Permitted Work

Schedule an inspection for below types of work:

  • Building
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing

Schedule online or over the phone at 616-456-4100.

If you are scheduling an appointment for fire operational permits, fire alarm permits, and special events using fire/pyrotechnics, you will need to call the City Fire Department at 616-456-3818.

If you are looking for another inspection type, please call 311 (or 616-456-3000).

Online Form

Step 1.What you'll need

Permit Number (ex. BC-ELEC-2024-9234)

Note: You can schedule online for all building and trade inspections except those done by the Fire Department. To request an inspection by the Fire Department, please call 616-456-3818.

Step 2.The scheduling form

Begin by visiting our WebPermits website, found here.

  • Type your permit number, including all letters, numbers, and dashes (ex. BC-ELEC-2022-9901).
  • The next page shows the address and any previously scheduled inspections.
  • Click the Schedule Inspection link at the top of the page.
  • The inspection type options vary based on the type of permit. Click the one you'd like to schedule, as well as a preferred inspection date and time block (AM/PM). All fields with a red asterisk (*) are required.
  • Enter the inspection details

Before you finish scheduling, there are a few things the inspector needs. Details about the work that needs inspecting as well as how to access the work site. To do this, click in the Add Comments and Instructions box. Within the box, please provide us the below information about the work site, if applicable:

  • 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 (ex. 5th floor)
  • Scope of work to be inspected
  • Site contact name and phone number
  • Once you fill all required fields, click on the orange Schedule Inspection button. You will be sent to a new page with a green box that informs you that your inspection has been confirmed.

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!


Call us for instructions

To schedule a building or trade inspection, please call 616-456-4100.

Alternatively, feel free to give our automated scheduling system a call at 616-828-0115 and follow the prompts. You will need your permit number as well as an inspection code. A list of 3-digit inspection codes can be found under the Related Links side panel of this page.

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.