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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.

While vacancies in our inspector positions have been a challenge, the city was still able to achieve 93% of inspections by the date requested.  With continued efforts to train employees and improve business processes, we hope to reach the 98% goal.