Inspection Overview

Inspection for work done on permitted projects should be requested by the general contractor. The city of McKinney uses an automated voice response (IVR) system or CSS to schedule inspections. Any inspection requested before 3 p.m. will be scheduled for the following business day.

The city has created an inspection user guide to assist you with scheduling inspections via the IVR system. When you are ready to request your inspection, be sure to have a copy of your permit at hand, which you received with your approved construction plans.

The final page(s) of your permit will list the required inspections for your project, whether it is commercial or residential, and inspection-type codes will also be listed. Your phone access code is listed under the contact information. 

Inspection Guidelines

To determine if you are ready for your inspection, you can use the Residential Builders Packet. Look for the Readiness Points section in the last half of the packet. For commercial inspections, see the Commercial Builders Packet. For required paperwork and field inspection information, see also:

Inspection Cancellation Procedures

Cancellations can be requested by calling the office at 972-547-7400 or by calling your inspector directly. If you are unable to reach someone to cancel, leave a cancellation sign at the construction site that is visible from the street.

In the event of rain (before, after or during) on the day of inspection, any foundation, ground plumbing, flatwork or pool inspections should be canceled. If the contractor does not call to cancel the inspection, a red tag will be issued if the site is deemed too wet by the inspector and a $47 re-inspection fee will be issued.