Code Inspector

Inspect existing residential buildings and dwelling units.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$32,000 – $81,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Code Inspectors do?

Inspects existing residential buildings and dwelling units, visually, to determine compliance with city ordinance standards and explains ordinance requirements to concerned personnel: Obtains permission from owners and tenants to enter dwellings. Visually examines all areas to determine compliance with ordinance standards for heating, lighting, ventilating, and plumbing installations. Measures dwelling units and rooms to determine compliance with ordinance space requirements, using tape measure. Inspects premises for overall cleanliness, adequate disposal of garbage and rubbish, and for signs of vermin infestation. Prepares forms and letters advising property owners and tenants of possible violations and time allowed for correcting deficiencies. Consults file of violation reports and revisits dwellings at periodic intervals to verify correction of violations by property owners and tenants. Explains requirements of housing standards ordinance to property owners, building contractors, and other interested parties.

Should I be a Code Inspector?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Building Code Inspector, Code Enforcement Administrator, Commercial Inspector, Inspector and Clerk See More

    How to become a Code Inspector

    Most Code Inspectors have a Doctorate or a Bachelor's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:zkp9au&chl=no+college+%2816%25%29|certificate+%2823%25%29|associate%27s+%2810%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2839%25%29||doctorate+%2813%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,16,39
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