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Collage of building inspections being carried outAs a member of the Development Services Department, the Inspection Services Division is responsible for plan review and inspection of all construction, issuance of construction permits, and inspection of all public developments within the City of Merced.

The Inspection Services Division ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as the municipal codes regulating the design, construction, material standards, intended use and occupancy, locations, and maintenance of structures. The objective is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life, health, property, and the public welfare, while providing the highest level of customer service possible. Inspection of possible violations of these laws and codes is also performed when requested by other agencies, other City departments, or when the general public files an inquiry.

Inspection Services is also responsible for compliance with special architectural, landscaping, or sign conditions required by the City Council, state, local law or various City Commissions. Being part of Development Services' One-Stop Shop Permit Processing Center has enhanced our ability to provide customer service.