Building Inspection’s mission is to promote, enhance, and ensure a safe
environment through building and fire code enforcement and inspection
of new, remodeled, and repaired structures, as well as electrical,
plumbing, heating and air conditioning, water treating, and gas fitting
Inspections is responsible for:
- Updating of codes and ordinances necessary to maintain safe environments for the citizens of Great Bend.
of contractors performing the aforementioned work in addition to signs,
demolitions, moving permits, and sign installation. The licensing
records also include certificates of insurance and surety bonds. This
is completed annually.
- Maintaining annual renewal of all
trades people including master, journeyman, and apprentices along with
the individual’s continuing education certificates as required by State
law and local ordinances.
- Performing inspections and plan reviews.
are issued to licensed contractors and to homeowners performing their
own work on their home that they occupy. Rental property requires
licensed contractors for the protection of the occupants. Inspections
ensure the zoning of new and existing projects is appropriate for the
proposed usage or improvement. If a setback amendment is desired those
are forwarded to the Zoning Board of which the Inspector is an
The Inspector is also an ex-officio member of the Building Board of Examiners and Appeals, Board of Construction, Trades, Examiners, and Appeals. He also works closely with rezoning and other issues through the Planning Commission, City Council
, and City Administration
. The inspector works with State officials on code enforcement and particularly with their restaurant inspector. When all permits have been issued and the inspections performed a certificate of occupancy is issued. Property maintenance is a critical area of building code. The department has an ongoing effort toward the improvement or removal of unfit or unsafe structures.