Scheduling an Inspection

To request an inspection, please call (614) 431-2424 the day of the inspection between 7:30 am and 8:30 am. If you call after 8:30 am, it will be too late to schedule an inspection for that day.

You can request a specific time for the inspection, and we will attempt to meet the requested time as best we can. We will group inspections that are near each other as needed to reduce the inspector's travel time. Some inspections take much longer to perform than others.

If you are calling and do not receive an answer, please do not hang up, as you will lose your place in line. We will answer all calls as quickly as we can in the order they are received.

For future use you can print out our Scheduling Inspections handout.

Specific Inspections

Electrical inspections are only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are typically conducted between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon. Plumbing inspections are performed by Franklin County Public Health. Online requests can be made 24-hours a day until 7:00AM for same day inspection at  Please call 614-525-3160 between 8:00AM and 5:00PM to schedule next business day inspections.

Required Information

When calling for an inspection, please have the following information ready:
  • Address - Include the suite number or the tenant name as it may be needed
  • Name and phone number, in case we need to contact you
  • Permit number
  • Type of inspection - Be specific with the type of inspection; if you want a rough electric inspection, please say "rough electric," rather than just "electrical"