Building Inspection

The inspection function is one of the more important aspects of building department operations. Construction or work for which a permit is required shall be subject to various inspection by the building inspectors. Commercial Building Inspectors conduct inspections for all  buildings components including construction and demolition of structures,  foundations, structural/non-structural framework, interior walls, finishes, and exterior doors and windows, claddings, roofing, rough-ins and finishes, barrier free design, building fire & safety, etc.

It shall be the duty of the permit holder or his or her agent to cause the work to remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes. The City of Minot shall not be liable for expense entailed in the removal or replacement of any material required to allow an inspection.

Types of Construction to Be Inspected

New commercial and apartment buildings additions or renovations

  • Apartments
  • Meat Packing Facilities
  • Office Buildings
  • Sport Complexes
  • Factories
  • Restaurants
  • Industrial
  • Retail Shops
  • Radio and Communication Towers

Types of Construction to Be Inspected

New institutional and public buildings addition or renovations.

  • Hospitals
  • Libraries
  • Schools
  • Airports
  • Convention Center
  • Sports Complex
  • Transportation Faciities

The above list is not all-inclusive nor is it intended to exclude any other type of construction and/or installation of equipment.

Required Inspections

The building inspector job is to verify that the structure is built in accordance with the approved construction documents. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to notify the building official when the item is ready for inspection. The inspections that are necessary to provide such verification are listed below.

Necessary Inspections

Inspections that are necessary to provide notification:

  • Footing and Foundation Inspection
  • Concrete Slab and Under-Floor Inspection
  • Lowest Floor Elevation
  • Framing Inspection
  • Lath and Gypsum Inspection
  • Fire, Smoke-Resistant and Penetrations
  • Energy Compliance Inspections
  • Any item regulated by the code