Inspection Information

The inspection process is meant to monitor compliance with adopted building codes and applicable regulations and to inspect the structural quality and general safety of buildings, in order to protect both structures and occupants.

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How do I schedule an inspection?
Once a permit is issued for a job, inspections can be scheduled by the contractor and/or owner via MyPermitNow. For applications submitted after November 3, 2014, inspections can be scheduled and cancelled through the Customer Portal on MyPermitNow. For applications submitted before November 3, 2014, inspections must be scheduled by calling our 24-hour inspection line at 830-798-7090. The call will be logged and then scheduled for an inspection.

How long does it take to get an inspection?
Inspections are conducted within 24 to 48 hours after the request is made on MyPermitNow or after the call is received on our inspection line.

How do I find out if I pass or fail an inspection?
Applicants with a MyPermitNow Customer Portal account may choose to receive inspection results via email, phone call, or by simply logging in to MyPermitNow.org to view the results online. The inspector will also leave a Building Inspection Report noting ‘Approved’, “Corrections Required”, “Correct and Proceed” or if “Fail”. If an inspection fails, the inspector will leave a Building Inspection Report at the site noting the corrections to be made and will follow up with a re-inspection if needed. 

What is the cost of an inspection?
There are no inspection fees, only re-inspection fees. The re-inspection fee for a new residence is $35.00. Remodel fees for residential and commercial are $100 for each trip the inspector may make to the construction site. 

What inspections does the City conduct?
The City inspects all new, remodeling, and individually permitted construction work. Building inspections include:
How do I find out if I pass or fail an inspection?
The inspector will leave a Building Inspection Report noting ‘Approved’, “Corrections Required”, “Correct and Proceed” or if “Fail”. If an inspection fails, the inspector will leave a Building Inspection Report at the site noting the corrections to be made and will follow up with a re-inspection if needed.

What is the cost of an inspection?
There are no inspection fees, only re-inspection fees. The re-inspection fee for a new residence is $35.00. Remodel fees for residential and commercial are $100 for each trip the inspector may make to the construction site. 
Building Electrical Plumbing Mechanical Misc.
Foundation Rough Rough Rough Pool
Framing Finish Wiring Sewer Final Roof
Insulation Service Water   Driveway
Wallboard Underground Top Out   Chimney
Final Temporary Gas   Irrigation
  Final Final   Backflow
When are plumbing and electrical below ground inspected?
When the water and sewer line(s) are installed along with a test performed prior to  covering up, and prior to any electrical installed.

When is foundation (slab and piers) inspected?
Prior to the placement of concrete.

When is the framing and above floor electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspected?
After all above floor electrical, plumbing, and mechanical vents/ducts/unit(s) are installed, prior to placement of the insulation.

When is the insulation inspected?
Prior to wallboard installation, per the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.

When is the wallboard inspected?
Prior to tape and float/painting (includes Firewall Inspection if required).

When is a driveway approach inspected?
Prior to the placement of concrete.

What does the Fire Marshall inspect?
The Fire Marshal inspect structures’ fire sprinklers, alarms, smoke control systems, and fire exits. The Fire Department will assess the type of construction, contents of the building, adequacy of fire protection equipment, and risks posed by adjoining buildings.

Why does my building have to be inspected by the Fire Marshal and Building Official when it’s been in use for many years?
Your facility will need to be inspection only if there is a “change of use” for the building. For example the previous tenant was a retail shop and now the building was being used for a restaurant, then the building needs to pass inspection by the Fire Marshal and Building Official to ensure the building meets the current building codes and city ordinance(s) and is safe for its new use. If a new tenant comes into the building and the use is the same or similar, no inspections will need to be conducted, only a certificate of occupancy issued to the new tenant. 

What is a final inspection and CO?
The final inspection is to be performed after the building and site is finished and ready for Occupancy. A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is a document issued by the City of Marble Falls certifying a building's compliance with applicable building codes and city ordinances, and indicating it to be in a condition suitable for occupancy.

Additional Questions?
If you have any questions or would like any additional information please call the Development Services Department and we would be happy to provide any and all necessary assistance.