Schedule or Cancel an Inspection

You may schedule an inspection with the city of Clearwater through the IVR telephone-automated system, remotely or through ePermit. Below are the directions for each.

If you need to reach an inspector by phone, please call between the hours of 8 to 8:30 a.m. and 4 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

E-Permit

Step 1.Make sure your project is ready for an inspection

Before you schedule an inspection, make sure you have the following in a visible area at the job site for the inspector:

  • An approved set of plans (and revisions).
  • Issued permit and inspection sign-off sheet.
  • A copy of the recorded Notice of Commencement.
  • Any engineering documents for the project.

Keep in mind: If your permit is open for six months without an inspection, it will expire.

Step 2.Login to E-Permit

Click the building tab at the top of the page. Enter the permit number (BCP2012-xxxxx) OR property address into the general search area, scroll down and click search. If searching by address, locate the permit for which you would like to schedule an inspection. Click the permit number to open permit. 

Login to E-Permit

Step 3.Click "Schedule or Request an Inspection"

Scroll through the list of inspections to choose the one you would like to schedule. Click continue and pick the day you would like the inspection to occur. Inspections can occur the next business day or any business day after the day you are scheduling the inspection.

Step 4.Click "All Day"

Click "All Day" under Available Times for the day you requested. Click continue to review your choices. 

Step 5.Click "Finish to Schedule the Inspection" or "Cancel" to Make Changes

Remote Inspections

Step 1.Make sure your project is ready for an inspection

Before you schedule an inspection, make sure you have the following in a visible area at the job site for the inspector:

  • An approved set of plans (and revisions).
  • Issued permit and inspection sign-off sheet.
  • A copy of the recorded Notice of Commencement.
  • Any engineering documents for the project.

Keep in mind: If your permit is open for six months without an inspection, it will expire.

Step 2.Schedule your inspection

Enter your name, phone number, email, company name if applicable, permit number(s) address and inspection type number. Please upload photographic and/or video file proof of the completed work associated with the permit in question.

Schedule or reschedule your inspection

Phone

Step 1.To schedule an inspection by phone dial (727) 562-4580 by 12 a.m. (midnight) for next day inspections.

Please have your active permit number ready to enter and the appropriate inspection code and follow the instructions below.

Step 2.Press 1 to schedule, cancel, or get inspection results

Step 3.Press 1 for BCP Permits, Press 2 for SGN Permits, Press 3 for FIR permits, Press 4 for TMP permits and Press 5 for ENG permits

Enter the permit number (without the hyphen) (Example: 200112345)

Step 4.Press the number for what service you need

  • Press 1 to confirm the permit number
  • Press 1 to get inspection results
  • Press 2 to schedule an inspection
  • Press 3 to cancel an inspection
  • Press 4 to reschedule an inspection
  • Press 5 to access a different permit
  • Press 0 to speak to a Customer Service Representative for assistance
  • Enter the 3-digit inspection code, then press #
  • Press * to enter another inspection code
  • Press 1, 2, or 3 for the date of the inspection
  • Press # to confirm the inspection
  • Press * for another inspection on this permit
  • Press # to schedule inspection on another permit

Inspections Call-In Codes

Building Inspection

007 - Tie In Survey

101 - Footer

102 - Pile Caps/Grade Beams 

 103 - Column  104 - Foundation Steel  105 - Foundation Walls
 106 - Slab  107 - Frame *  108 - Lintel/TIE Beam
 109 - Drywall-Screw-Nail  110 – Building Final  111 - Sidewalk Rough (private property)
 112 - Sidewalk Final  113 - Driveway Rough (private property)  114 - Driveway Final (private property)
 121 – Fill Cells  124 – Fire Wall  125 – Insulation Inspection
 128 - Infiltration Barrier  130 – Lathing for Stucco  135 – Nail Structural Sheath
 601 – Tie Down    
Electrical Inspections

200 - Footer Bond

201 – Slab

202 – 1st Rough

202 – 1st Rough 204 – Final Electrical 205 – Temp Electric
206 – Service Change 209 – Temp Construction Pole 211 – Wall Rough
213 – Ceiling Rough 215 – Ceiling Final 219 – Low Voltage System
221 – Underground Electric
Gas Inspections

350 – 1st Rough

351 – 2nd Rough

Misc. Inspections

902 – Final Fence

906 – Tie Back Seawall

907 – Seawall Final

912 – Wall Footer
 
Plumbing Inspections

301 – 1st Rough

302 – 2nd Rough

303 – Sewer

304 – Tub-set / Shower 305 – Final Plumbing 306 – Solar Heater
307 – Grease Trap 313 – Backflow Valve-Med Hazard 314 – Water Services
315 – Lawn Sprinkler Backflow 316 – Medical Gas Rough
Mechanical Inspections

401 – 1ST Rough

402 – 2nd Rough

403 – Hood

404 – Final Mechanical
Pool Inspections

502 – Steel

503 – Electric Bond-Plumbing

504- Electric Pool Final

505 – Final Pool

 

 

 

Land Resources

732 – Landscape Final

733 – Tree Replacement Final

734 – Erosion Control

 

 

 

Sign Inspections

040 – Sign Electric

060 – Sign Footer

 

 

Roof Inspections

917- Roof in Progress

 

 

Engineering Inspections

000 – Site Development**

001 – Final Engineering***

004 – Traffic Engineering Final

006 – Easement Inspection 903 – Driveway Rough (right-of-way) 904 – Driveway Final (right-of-way)
919 – Sidewalk Rough (right-of-way) 921 – Sidewalk Final (right-of-way) 925 – Sanitary Sewer Rough
926 – Storm Sewer Rough 927 – Water Main Rough 928 – Misc. Right-of-Way Final
930 – Sanitary Sewer Final 931 – Storm Sewer Final

932 – Water Final

 

**Prior to the initiation of construction, please call for a Site Development Inspection (000).
***All Engineering Inspections shall be passed and completed, (i.e. water, sanitary, and storm, etc.) . prior to calling
in for that individual Engineering

Demolition Inspections

801 – Sewer Cap Off

 

 

Fire Inspections

500 – Fire Sprinkler Pressure Test

510 – Fire Alarm Final

515 – Fire Sprinkler Final

520 – Final Fire 521 – Tent Final 532 – Fire Line Underground Vis/PSI
536 - Fire Standpipe PSI 538 - Fire Standpipe Final 544 – Fire Hood Existing System Final
550 – Fire Hood Final 588 – Fuel Tank Removal 592 – New Fuel Tank Final
594 – New Fuel Tank/Fuel line PSI

Your inspection is now scheduled! You may call (727) 562-4567 on the day of the inspection, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:25 a.m., to get an estimated time frame of when your inspection will occur.

Failed and partially approved inspections require rescheduling. Failed or same day cancellation (within 24 hours or less) may be subject to a fee that must be paid prior to scheduling inspections.

You can view inspection status and comments as well as pay fees and schedule inspections in E-Permit.