New Builder Phase Requirements

The following inspections are made by the Building Inspection Division of the City of Mesquite in order to provide for the health and safety of the citizens of Mesquite. The required areas of inspection are building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and energy.

It is the responsibility of each person or firm to assure that an inspection request is made when each phase is ready for inspection. The job superintendent is responsible for requesting all inspections. All work must be inspected and approved before proceeding to the next phase.

Important: Please have all work completed in each phase before requesting an inspection to assure optimum efficiency and promptness.

Phase I

  • Plumbing rough-in of all sanitary waste and water lines
  • Sewer lateral connected to service tap
  • Gas yard line installation and test
  • Form board survey including driveway slope

Phase II

  • Foundation slab
  • Electrical under slab

Phase III

  • Structural framing
  • Electrical rough-in
  • Plumbing top-out, second floor rough water test, gas test (inside where applicable), and shower pan water test
  • Mechanical rough-in
Note: Must call all trades in for separate inspections. Framing will not be made until plumbing, mechanical, and electrical have passed. Plumbing, mechanical, and electrical inspections may be called in at the same time.

Phase IV

  • Third Party Energy Insulation Inspection

Phase V

  • Third Party Energy Final Inspection

Phase VI

  • Building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical finals
Note: Must call all trades in for separate inspections. Building final will not be made until all other trades have passed inspections. Energy inspections are required per Senate Bill 365. You, the builder of new homes, are required to hire a third-party inspection company to inspect each dwelling Phase IV and Phase V for energy code compliance.

Inspections must comply to the MEC check design submitted with your permit application. Phase IV Energy Insulation Inspection, HVAC duct and the building envelope are required before sheet rock is added. A Phase IV Energy Final Inspection is required at completion of your home. A copy of the approved inspection must be in your permit pouch before final inspection will be approved by the City of Mesquite.