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On Target

Percent of building inspections that are completed by the requested date

High Performing Government | Desired Measure Result: Above Target

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Periodic inspections are used to verify that all aspects of a commercial and residential construction project – including but not limited to the plumbing system, HVAC systems, electrical systems, building exiting and access for the disabled – meet minimum safety requirements. The inspections are a necessary part of the building process but can cause delays if not completed by the requested date. Building inspections play a critical role in keeping buildings safe and healthy for our citizens. If inspections are not conducted on the scheduled day, they add cost to a project and extend the timeline of construction. Rolled over inspections also cause lost productivity for homeowners who have taken time away from work to provide access for an inspection. 

Data Source: This Data is reported in routinely scheduled weekly and monthly reports generated by the City of Fort Worth’s permitting database, Accela.

In 2009, the same-day inspection rate dipped slightly for the year. It increased in subsequent years until 2013, when staff attrition began to affect the same-day inspection rate. In 2014, the inspection section reorganized, further decreasing the number of available personnel. Recent adjustments to staffing levels and new training has improved the city’s ability to meet the same day inspection goal.