Altoona City Building Inspector in Altoona Pennsylvania

Address and phone number for Altoona City Building Inspector, a Building Inspector, at 12th Street, Altoona PA.

Altoona City Building Inspector
1301 12th Street, Altoona, Pennsylvania, 16601

About the Altoona City Building Inspector

The Altoona City Building Inspector, located in Altoona, PA, ensures that building construction complies with Altoona building codes and regulations. These building codes establish standards for constructing buildings, including design requirements, building material specifications, parking requirements, trade regulations for electrical and plumbing work, and natural disaster resistance. The Building Inspector also oversees inspections to ensure buildings meet code. The Building Inspector, sometimes called the Building Official, often works in the Altoona Building Department.

You may contact the Building Inspector for questions about:
  • Altoona building inspections
  • Building codes and violations in Altoona, PA
  • Building permits and permitting process
  • The building inspection process
  • Filing a complaint about safety violations
  • Building, elevator, and fire code compliance in Pennsylvania
Building Permits and the Permitting Process

Before beginning a construction or renovation project in Altoona, the Building Inspector must approve the building plan and issue any required permits. These include construction, relocation, and demolition permits, which often require an inspection of the construction plan or site. The Building Inspector keeps records on permits, which may be available to the public.

Altoona Construction & Plan Inspections

The Altoona Building Inspector inspects new construction, renovations, and remodels. At the start of a project, the Building Inspector approves building plans and blueprints to ensure compliance with Blair County and Pennsylvania building codes. The Building Inspector also monitors and inspects projects to ensure they follow approved plans and meet building code requirements. Inspections include mechanical, plumbing, and electrical inspections. Non-compliant projects can receive a building code violation notice from the Building Inspector, which may include a stop work order. At the conclusion of a project, the Building Inspector conducts a final inspection and issues an occupancy permit.

Altoona Building Inspections

In addition to conducting inspections on construction, the Building Inspector also reviews existing structures in Altoona to verify they meet occupancy requirements in the case of damage from a fire, a natural disaster, or an accident. The Building Inspector also oversees elevator inspections to monitor compliance with local code. In the case of a complaint or referral from Altoona law enforcement, the Blair County Building Inspector conducts inspections of suspected safety violations. Contact the Building Inspector for more information about filing a complaint for suspected code violations.

Fire Inspections

In Blair County, the Building Inspector works with Fire Inspectors to ensure compliance with local fire codes. Fire inspections determine whether new construction meets code and also evaluates buildings after a fire causes damage.

Contact the Altoona City Building Inspector

You may contact the Altoona City Building Inspector by calling 814-949-2454, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Altoona City Building Inspector, 1301 12th Street, Altoona, Pennsylvania, 16601.

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