City of Shawnee

Building Inspection Requirements

Construction or work for which a permit is required is subject to inspection, as specified in the International Building Code. The work requiring inspection shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes, until approved. It is the legal obligation of both the permit holder and the property owner where work is done to obtain the required inspections.

A permit will expire if no inspection is obtained in any 180-day period. It is unlawful to allow a permit to expire, without obtaining a satisfactory final inspection. The text of the applicable municipal code is listed below.

105.5 Expiration and Extension of Building Permit. Every building permit shall become invalid unless the work described in the permit application and authorized by the permit is commenced within 180 days of the date of issuance, if a building inspection is not obtained within any 180 day period after the date of issuance, or if the work described in the permit application and authorized by the permit is substantially suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the time work is commenced. Every building permit shall expire two years from the date of permit issuance. The Building Official may upon written application and justifiable cause shown, grant in writing one extension of time, for a period of time not exceeding 180 days.

109.7 Final Inspection Report Required. It shall be unlawful for any building permit applicant or owner or party in possession of property described in the permit application, to fail to obtain a satisfactory final inspection report prior to the expiration of the building permit, unless an extension of the building permit is first granted prior to such expiration, in writing by the Building Official.

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