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What Inspections are Required for a Commercial Building?

The following is a list of the standard required inspections for a commercial exterior and interior building project:

Exterior Building Projects - Required Inspections

  • Pre-construction (Public Works & Toho Water Authority)
  • Tree Removal / Protection Inspection (Planning Division)
  • Building Final (includes site issues)

Interior Building Projects - Required Inspections

  • Underground Plumbing and Electric
  • Foundation / Slab Inspection (form-board survey on site, termite treatment sticker placed on vent stack, and electric service bonding to footing is complete)
  • Structural Inspections (masonry down-cells, masonry lintels, and metal connections - torque test reports)
  • Framing Inspection (all wood and metal framing, wood shear panels, floor systems and roof)
  • Plumbing, electrical and mechanical rough inspections
  • Insulation Inspection
  • Drywall Nailing Inspection
  • Fire Assembly Inspection
  • Duct (Pre Insulation)
  • Above Ceiling Inspection
  • Pre-power (subject to field conditions)
  • Fire Department Final
  • Building Final which must include:
  1.   Final Survey
  2.   Electric Hot Check Letter
  3.   Insulation Certificate
  4.   Termite Certificate
  5.   Elevation Certificate

Note: Additional inspections may be required depending on the type of construction. Failure to call for a required inspection could result in fines.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The City Commission updated the building plan review, permit, inspection and registration fees.  Starting on February 17, 2016, all new submittals are subject to paying the updated fee(s).  For specifics, please refer to ordinance #2918.

Inspections are performed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding holidays. To schedule an inspection please contact the Automated Inspection Response System at 407.518.2597 or via our online Citizen Access portal.  This interactive voice response system or online service will also allow users to inquire about or cancel an upcoming inspection. To obtain a next day inspection, requests must be made by 3:30 p.m. the day before.

Re-inspection(s) required due to the rejection of the work by the inspector or cancellation of a request for inspection received after 12:00 noon of the proceeding business day for the scheduled inspection will result in a $67 charge for a re-inspection fee.

Outside of normal inspection hours, an inspection may be requested at a fee of $200 for the first two (2) hours, where applicable.  Afterwards, a fee of $401 for every four hours will apply.

If you are unsure of the inspection requirement necessary for your project, please call 407.518.2120 or stop by the offices located in Suite 120 of Kissimmee City Hall.

Once an inspection has been approved, a Certificate of Occupancy permit is required.  For more information, please visit Step 7:  Certificate of Occupancy section of our website.