Building Safety & Housing Department
Inspection Information & Services

Inspections will not be available on Thursdays until after 9:00 a.m. due to weekly staff meetings.

Inspections hours: For AM; 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  For PM; 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Please note that AM or PM specific inspection requests are subject to the Inspector’s schedules and may need to be changed as schedules dictate.


Inspection Information

Building inspection assists the general public, property owners, business owners, and contractors to ensure that projects are constructed in accordance with the applicable local and state codes, regulations and approved plans.  Building inspection also assists customers in the timely completion of their projects by providing after hours and weekend inspections when requested and with prior arraignment and approval.

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 & Housing Department to schedule inspections. Construction hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day per MMC V-213-3 (b), and is NOT permitted on City of Milpitas Holidays List.

To help ensure that your project starts smoothly and will be completed on time, a pre-construction meeting may be required prior to issuance of the permit and start of construction for larger projects including demolition, grading, site improvement, building, and tenant improvements.  Contact the Building Inspection Manager at 408-586-3251 to arrange a Pre-Construction meeting.

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 Request Procedures

Occupancy Permit Inspection Procedure

Public Works:

Inspection Checklists

Additional Inspection Information:

Courtesy Inspections for Temporary Building Permits

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

Application For Recognition as a Third-Party Field Evaluation Body (FEB)

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