Welcome to the Department of Community Development Automated Inspection Services, 24 Hrs - 7 days/week. The following describes the benefits and details of this service:
To Schedule inspections please call (714) 536-5241. There are a limited number of inspections that can be performed on any given day. When the number is exceeded, the system will schedule your inspection for the following working day. You can also choose a future day that would better serve your needs. To increase the likelihood of a next day inspection, please schedule your inspections as early in the day as possible.
Inspection requests will be scheduled for the next available business day, which is typically within 48 hours. When inspection requests exceed the available number of requests per day, the request will be scheduled for the first available business day. Due to recent high construction volume, please plan inspection scheduling in advance.
There are three possible time frames when scheduling inspections: AM (8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.), PM (12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.), and NP (no preference). The number of AM and PM time frame inspections are limited, and the system will automatically provide any time frames that are still available. If an AM or PM time frame is not available, your inspection will automatically be scheduled for NP. Regardless of the time frame you receive through the automated system, you may call your inspector directly during his morning office hours (listed above) on the day of your inspection, to request a "2 hour time window."
When calling for FINAL Building Inspection, please make sure of the following:
|Inspection Type||Code||Inspection Details|
|Building Inspections||101||Foundations and Setbacks|
|102||Underpinning and Joists|
|103||Slab and Deck|
|105||Roof, Sheath and Pre-Roof|
|107||T-Bar and Grid Ceiling|
|111||Grout and Masonry|
|Plumbing Inspections||201||Plumbing Ground|
|Electrical Inspections||301||Electrical Ground|
|Mechanical Inspections||401||Mechanical Ground|
|405||Gas Test (Low/Med)|
|Swim Pool Inspections||500||Pool Pre-Site|
|501||Reinforce Steel, Main Drain, and Bonding|
|505||Pre-Plaster, Equipment Set, Barrier Fence|
|630||Certificate of Occupancy|
If you experience difficulties with the system, we will be happy to assist you in scheduling your request (all other callers are expected to use the automated service to guarantee an inspection).
Please feel free to contact a Permit Technician at 536-5241 (then select "0") should you have any comments or suggestions regarding this service.
The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors. You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed. This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.