Building Inspector

The Building Inspector provides the following services to Ben Hill County Residents:
  • Review plans to ensure they meet building codes, local ordinances, and zoning regulations
  • Approve building plans that are satisfactory
  • Monitor construction sites periodically to ensure overall compliance
  • Use survey instruments, metering devices and test equipment to perform inspections
  • Inspect plumbing, electrical and other systems to ensure that they meet code
  • Verify alignment, level and elevation of structures to ensure building compliance
  • Issue violation notices and stop-work orders until building is compliant
  • Keep daily logs, including photographs taken during inspection
  • Provide written feedback related to the findings

Construction and building inspectors examine buildings, highways and streets, sewer and water systems, dams, bridges and other structures. They also inspect electrical, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR); and plumbing systems. Although no two inspections are alike, inspectors perform an initial check during the first phase of construction and follow-up inspections throughout the construction project. When the project is finished, they do a final, comprehensive inspection and provide written or oral feedback related to their findings.

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