Building Inspection

Our Mission

The mission of the Building Inspection Division is to ensure the safety and welfare of the general public by enforcing building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical code regulations within the City of Murphy.


Permits ensure the proposed construction meets zoning as well as adopted building codes. When construction has begun, it is your responsibility to schedule needed inspections as indicated by the Building Inspection Department. Permits and inspections help ensure safe construction with sound materials. Applications must be made and permits issued prior to beginning work.


Inspections called in before 3 p.m. will go out the next business day, excluding holidays.

The Inspection Line is 972-468-4050. Registered contractors can create an online account to schedule inspections.

If cancelling an inspection, you must call 972-468-4100 before 9:00 a.m. and speak to a live person. Any cancellations left on the voicemail will still go out for inspection and could result in fees being charged.

Same-day inspections/re-inspections are subject to an additional fee.  This includes inspections called in after 3 p.m. cut-off time.  Payment is due prior to inspection request being made.

Please include the following information when calling for an inspection:
  • Builder’s name
  • Contact person name and phone number
  • Inspection address
  • Permit #
  • Subdivision Name
  • Inspection requested
The site is assumed ready for inspection at the time of your inspection request unless otherwise noted. Please specify if you are requesting a re-inspection when calling. Inspections will not be made when work is in progress.  The inspection request line is accessible 24 hours a day by calling 972-468-4050. The inspection line is dedicated solely for inspection requests, all other calls should be made to Customer Service at 972-468-4100.

View additional information regarding permits.

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