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A property inspection is the way that the City ensures that new and remodeled buildings are constructed according to the plans approved by the City of Fillmore. By actively inspecting in-progress and completed construction, the City can help ensure that buildings meet all health and safety regulations.
Any work which requires a permit will require inspections. When a permit is obtained, an Inspection Record card will be issued. This card must be posted on the job site. The Inspection Record card will be the owner record of the approved inspections. The plans which were approved by the City must also be available for the inspector during each inspection.
An inspection request can be made by calling the Building and Safety Department at 805-524-7125. Requests for inspections must be made by 5 pm the prior business day to the desired inspection. Request for inspections can be phoned in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the above phone number is served by a voice mail if no one is available.
When calling to request an inspection, please have the following information available:
Request for AM or PM inspections can be usually be honored, but cannot be guaranteed. Once all inspection request are in and inspection route has been determined the by contacting the inspector may be able to provide a more precise time, but actual times cannot be provided.
Have the following ready prior to the inspection, failure to have all items ready may result in being charged a re-inspection fee:
During the 1st inspection, the inspector will determine the amount of work which can be completed before the next inspection. Do not work past this point. This process will be repeated for each succeeding inspection.
Some commonly needed inspections are:
The cost of building inspection is included in the permit fee. However, a re-inspection fee may be assessed if an inspection call is made but the work is not ready for inspection or required corrections have not been completed. A re-inspection fee may also be charged if the approved plans are not available or the inspector cannot gain access to the site to perform the inspection.
Further information can be obtained by calling 805-524-7125 between 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
Unfortunately, inspections are not always passed on the 1st attempt. The Building Inspector will let you know, either verbally or in writing, what the problems are and, in some cases, how to correct a particular problem. After the corrections have been made, schedule a re-inspection so that the Building Inspector can verify the corrective work.
Please be sure to make all of the corrections before scheduling the re-inspection. If re-inspections are scheduled and the corrective work has not been done, the Building Inspector may assess a $50 re-inspection fee which must be paid at City Hall before any additional inspections will be performed at the site.