The Building Inspection department’s mission is to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Great Bend by providing standards and enforcement of codes and regulations in areas relating to new construction, remodeling and renovation, fire, electrical, mechanical and plumbing.
Building Inspections is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the adopted building, electrical, fire, mechanical, plumbing, property maintenance and other related codes necessary to maintain safe environments for the citizens of Great Bend. Building Inspections is also responsible for issuing permits for building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical, demolition, mobile homes and signs. Once permits are issued Building Inspections is responsible for performing inspections to ensure code compliance. In addition, Building Inspections reviews plans for proposed buildings, additions and building alterations to verify zoning and code compliance.
Building Inspections also issues and regulates the licensing of contractors and trades people in the various fields.
The Building Inspector oversees the Building Inspections department and monitors and inspects work done and permits issued within the City. The Building Inspector is an ex-officio member of the Building Board of Examiners and Appeals, the Board of Construction, Trades, Examiners and Appeals (BOCTEA) and the Zoning Board. In addition, the Building Inspector works closely with other state and local officials including the Planning Commission, City Council, City Administration, the restaurant inspector and utilities.