Building & Safety –
Inspection Services

Inspection service will not be available on Thursdays until 10:00am due to staff meeting.


Inspection Information

Building inspection assists homeowners, contractors and businesses to ensure building projects are constructed in accordance with approved plans and in accordance with applicable local and state regulations. It assists customers in the timely completion of projects by providing lunchtime, after hours and weekend inspections when requested.

As your construction project progresses, inspections by the City of Milpitas Building Inspectors are required. It is the responsibility of the person performing the work under this permit to contact the Building & Safety Department to schedule inspections. Construction is limited to the hours of 7:00am to 7:00pm each day. (MMC V-213-3 (b)) and is NOT permitted on City Holidays List here.

To help assure that your project will start smoothly and will be completed on time, a Pre-Construction Meeting may be required prior to the start of construction for projects such as grading, demolition, new buildings, large tenant improvements.

Inspections may be scheduled 24 hours a day online or by phone:

Schedule Inspections Online

Schedule Inspections By Phone

In an effort to further improve customer service and streamline the permitting process, the inspection results may be accessed 24 hours a day:

Inspection Results Online

Inspection Results By Phone

Inspection Checklists:



Inspection Procedures:

Building Inspection Procedure

Occupancy Permit Inspection Procedure

Public Works:

Inspection Checklists

Additional Inspection Information:

Courtesy Inspections for Temporary Building Permits

Earthquake Sensitive Automatic Gas Shut-off Valve Certifications (ESV)

Excess Flow Automatic Shutoff Valves (EFV)

Field Inspection Process for Residential Projects

Final Inspection Checklist

Recognized Testing Agencies for Electrical Equipment

Policy on Procedures for the Approval of the Installation and Use of Electrical Equipment

Water Conserving Certificate of Compliance

Special Inspection:

Special Inspection and Testing may be required on certain types of work. If it is required in your project, it will be listed on the approved set of plans. Both of the 2 forms contained in the following link shall be completed, signed and returned to the Building and Safety Department for approval prior to permit issuance:

Special Inspection & Testing Agreement and Schedule


Special Inspection and Testing shall be performed by recognized agencies as listed below:

Contractor’s Statement of Responsibility

Recognized Special Inspection and Testing and Agencies

Structural Observation Agreement Letter

Structural Observation Final Compliance Report


The qualification of the Recognized Special Inspection and Testing Agencies is determined by the following procedural guidelines:

Special Inspection Joint Review Procedural Guidelines