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Building Inspection Services
Inspection requests  must be made at least 2 days before the inspection date by calling (831) 223-5041.  There are no inspections on Fridays.  The inspector will call you back the next day to confirm the inspection date and time.                                                                                                

Doug Rick, Building Official
248 Main Street
Soledad CA 93960 
Ph: (831) 223-5048

The inspector is available by appointment only.  When requesting appointments please call 2 days in advance and request a time and day and what the appointment is about.  The inspector will call you back to confirm the date and time of the appointment.

Inspections at Mobile Home Parks: Santa Elena (980 Front St.), Nielsen's Trailer Park (34055 Front St.), Soledad Motor Lodge and Trailer Park (263 Front St.), Greenleaf Estates (1800 Metz Rd.),  and Almond Acres (311 Orchard Lane) in the City of Soledad are provided by the State of California.  Call Housing and Community Development at (916) 255-2501.

When To Call For Inspections
 The general contractor/owner-builder or a duly authorized representative is responsible for verifying that all work is complete prior to requesting an inspection. This authorized representative shall also be responsible for walking with the Inspector on all inspections and for coordinating all sub-contractors duties relevant to correction items cited by the inspector. The City Stamped "Approved" plans, permit card and all prior "Correction Notices" must be on the  job site for all inspections. Re-inspections must be requested after all corrections have been made and before any work is covered.

The following sequence should provide a guideline for clarifying then to call for inspections. Deviation from this sequence may be granted by the Inspector if sufficient reasons or conditions are cited and code compliance can be met without adverse effects. The General Rule is all work shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until inspection approval is obtained.

  • Foundation Inspection
  • Concrete Slab or Under-Floor Inspection
  • Roof Sheathing
  • Exterior Shear Inspection
  • Masonry Fireplace Inspection
  • Framing Inspection
  • Insulation Inspection
  • Drywall/Exterior and Interior Lath Inspection
  • Building Sewer/Water Services (from Meter or Street to House or Business) Inspection
  • Stucco Inspection
  • Gas Line Air Test Inspection
  • Final Inspection

Please be advised that all inspections must be cleared (in writing) before utilities are released and Certificate of Occupancy is issued. This included final clearances from not only the Building Division, but also the Planning, and the Public Works and Fire Department.


Contact the City of Soledad
248 Main St.
P.O. Box 156
Soledad, CA 93960
Ph: (831) 223-5000
Fx: (831) 678-3965
Email: info@cityofsoledad.com
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