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All work performed under a permit issued by the city is going to be subject to inspection by city staff.  City inspections are performed to ensure compliance with applicable government codes and standards and any project conditions of approval. Inspections are carried out by staff from the department or division responsible for issuing the respective permit.


The Building Division performs field inspections in order to ensure that the work under an issued building permit is being done according to the approved plans.  To schedule an inspection, please submit your request on-line, or call our automated line, 760-602-2725 prior to 3:00 p.m. You may also send an email to bldginspections@carlsbadca.gov. Please note that the inspection will be scheduled for the next business day unless otherwise stated.

Engineering & Storm Water Compliance

The Construction Management & Inspections Division performs field inspections of all engineering permits including grading, improvement, haul route, work in the right-of-way and traffic control. To schedule an inspection, please call our automated line, 760-438-3891 or fax in your inspection request form to 760-438-4178.


City landscape construction inspection consists of inspections at project completion to confirm landscape and irrigation installation. Call our landscape consultant at 760-436-7327 if you have any questions regarding the landscape inspection process.

Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention staff inspects building construction to ensure compliance with all applicable fire safety codes. Please contact the Fire Prevention Division at 760-602-4665 if you have any questions.