Construction Permits & Inspections

Construction Permits and Inspections

The mission of Construction Permits & Inspections is to provide quality customer services while effectively protecting the health, safety and public welfare of the City. To meet these mission requirements, Construction Permits & Inspections has four primary areas of responsibility.
  • Review Construction Documents and Issue Permits
  • Register Contractors and verify Licensing
  • Inspect Construction to verify compliance with Permit Requirements
Construction Permits & Inspections Process

Plan Review
Once a project is submitted, Plan Review examines the submitted plans and construction documents for all residential and commercial construction. The plan review process is orchestrated by the Code Administration Division, but typically involves other Departments such as Engineering, Transportation, Utilities, Fire Marshal and Health. The plan review is performed for compliance with the various codes adopted by the City Council, including Building, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Energy Conservation, as well as, various State and Federal guidelines.

Permits
After the Plan Review is completed; the City verifies that the Contractor has obtained a performance bond and that any required licenses are current.

Inspections
After the Permit is issued, Inspections reviews the construction at various stages of the project to ensure compliance with the various Codes and State and Federal guidelines. The City of Midland has six inspectors to perform these inspections: two building inspectors, two electrical inspectors, and two plumbing/mechanical inspectors.

The inspectors are state licensed and certified by various code authorities, and are required to participate in continuing education classes to keep up to date with the ever changing construction industry. The inspectors work closely with representatives of the local utilities to make clearances for connection to those utilities.

Certificate of Occupancy
Upon final inspection of the completed project, a Certificate of Occupancy is issued to the project’s Owner. At this point the building or structure is available to be used or occupied by the public.