Required Inspections: Intrusive Government Action or A Smart Precaution?

texas construction government inspections building permitsWe defined and discussed building permits here and here. Once issued, construction and improvements may begin. Building codes require that inspection of certain aspects of the construction take place at various intervals during that process. The idea is to ensure the construction proceeds in conformity with submitted plans and codes and regulations that set baseline safety standards.

Common inspections include mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. There are others, too. Building codes frequently require submission of an application for a certificate of occupancy as well. We’ll discuss these certificates in a future post.

Government inspections. What do you think? Good or bad idea?

In our “Law 101″ posts, we define terms, phrases, or concepts with the goal of conveying core information in order to set the stage for more complex discussions.


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