Inspections

This page covers why inspections are conducted, how to request inspections, and time frame expectations for inspections. More information will be added as educational material is created.

Why Inspections are Required
  • To verify compliance with applicable building codes. Building codes are designed to ensure the health and safety of structures for the benefit of everyone.
  • They are the final steps leading to a Certificate of Occupancy, which ensures a structure is safe for occupancy.
How to Schedule an Inspection

All inspections should be scheduled through the City of Bastrop's MyGov portal. Please navigate to the project and review the project overview list of steps to see which inspections are available to request.

For a video tutorial of requesting an inspection, please follow these steps:

  1. Log into MyGov
  2. Select the Help icon in the top right corner of the screen. There is a life buoy ring icon next to the word Help.
  3. Select the How to Collaborate Online option.
  4. Select Using the Collaborator Interface.
  5. Scroll down to Video 6, titled Download Documents & Schedule Inspections
Information Needed to Request an Inspection
The City needs the following information to schedule your inspection:
  • Contact Name
  • Contact phone number
  • Address where inspection needs to occur
  • Inspection type
  • Date you would like the inspection to occur
Time Frame Expectations

Inspections are conducted by third party inspectors.

  • Fire inspections - require 48 hours notice
  • All other inspections - typically next day, but may be 48 hours

 

Note: The cut off time for the option of next-day inspections is 3:00 pm local time. If you request an inspection after 3:00 pm, it will likely take two business days for the inspector to arrive. Delays should be expected when requesting an inspection on a City holiday.

 

Examples:

  • Request a fire final inspection Monday before 3:00 pm to get the inspection on Wednesday.
  • Request a plumbing rough inspection Monday before 3:00 pm to get the inspection on Tuesday.
  • If the call to request a framing inspection is made Monday at 4:30 pm, the inspection likely won't be until Wednesday

The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.