Building Inspections

Click here to apply online for a building inspection.


The Building Inspections division performs many functions, including:

  • Building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permit inspections
  • Residential and Commercial construction plan reviews
  • Zoning investigations and enforcement
  • Commercial use permit inspections
  • Liquor license inspections
  • Business license investigations and enforcement
  • Property maintenance and dangerous building complaints
  • Addressing of properties


Building Permit Inspections

To schedule an inspection, call our office at 816-737-6014 with your permit number on hand. Inspections must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. To find information on permits, see our Building Permits page.

There is no charge for the first or second inspection, but the third inspection for the same permit will cost $30.00 an hour. After Hours inspections (after 4:30 pm weekdays and all day on weekends) cost $45.00 an hour. 

Most inspections are scheduled to last at maximum, 30 minutes. However, certain commercial, final or rough-in inspections could last longer.

To obtain a permit, see Building Permits.


Zoning Regulations 
Chapter 50 of our Municipal Code covers the City of Raytown's zoning regulations apply even in cases where construction work doesn't require a permit. For instance, sheds less than 200 square feet and fences don't require permits, but the location, materials, heights, etc. are often regulated through our zoning codes.