Inspections

Inspection Request Process

Inspection requests for work done on permitted projects must be requested through the online “Request an Inspection” system.

Inspections shall be requested and received by the department no later than 6:00 am.  Any Inspection received after 6:00 am will be performed the next business day. Emergency inspections will be given priority at the determination of the Chief Building Official.

If re-inspection fees are due a project and a subsequent inspection has been requested on the same project, inspectors have the discretion to cancel the inspection with notification to the contractor until all fees due the project are paid.

The following information is required in order to schedule an inspection: 

  1. Building permit number;
  2. Type of inspection;
  3. Physical address of property to be inspected and subdivision name
  4. Builders name and contact information; and

The following are inspections required by the City of Schertz. The number and order of inspections may vary based on the extent and type of project.

Foundation & Site Inspections: 

  • Setbacks
  • Construction Loop
  • Excavation-Forms-Reinforcing
  • Soil Pipe In or Under Slab
  • Copper Pipe In or Under Slab
  • Underground Electric

Rough Inspections: 

  • Finish Wiring/TOPS
  • Rough Plumbing
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Water Line
  • Gas Service
  • Sewer Line
  • Top Out Plumbing
  • Rough Electric Wiring
  • Framing
  • Insulation – Duct blaster test
  • Roof Felt

Final Inspections: 

  • Plumbing
  • Irrigation-landscaping-backflow letter
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Driveways-Sidewalks-Flatwork, Etc.
  • Building Certificate of Occupancy
  • Energy Efficiency Blower Door Certification
  • Engineer letters
    • Rough Grade
    • Post Tension
    • PTI Inspector
    • Concrete Cure
    • Final Acceptance (on site)
    • Soils Report/Location Survey
    • Pre-pour
    • Final Survey/grade

Re-inspection Fees

  • Each re-inspection, per trade - $75
  • Re-inspections after first, per trade - $100

NOTE: if re-inspections has been called for and the second inspection revealed the original turn down items have not been corrected in part or whole, in addition to the above fees, a seventy two (72) hour notice of inspection shall be required before another re-inspection will be conducted.

For a comprehensive list of Inspection Division fees please click here.

Construction Hours

Outdoor construction hours in are as follows:

  • Monday - Friday    7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday              9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday  -  Outdoor work is prohibited

According to Ordinance 13-H-51, Section 54-14 (8): Commercial contractors are prohibited from the erection (including  excavation), demolition, alteration or repair work on any building or structure other than between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Commercial contractors are prohibited from outdoor work involving erection (including excavation),  demolition, alteration or repair work on unoccupied structures on Sundays. An exception can be made in case of urgent necessity in the interest of public safety and convenience, and then only by written permit from the city manager or his/her designee, which permit may be renewed by the city manager or his/her designee, during the time the emergency exists. All special requests must be submitted in writing. For more information on special requests please email TDanhof@Schertz.com.

  1. Inspections Division


    Physical Address
    1400 Schertz Parkway
    Building 1
    Schertz, TX 78154

    Phone: 210-619-1750
    Fax: 210-619-1769


  2. Gil Durant

    Chief Building Official
    Phone: 210-619-1762

  3. Carl Quast

    Building Inspector
    Phone: 210-619-1764

  4. Jim Bruce

    Building Inspector
    Phone: 210-619-1763