Inspections are the third step in the building approval process. Inspections are required throughout the course of construction to verify proper materials and construction methods are being used. The contractor must request that the city perform the proper inspection at the proper stage of work. A final inspection is required before the city will release a structure for occupancy. Contractors must request an inspection by 4:00 p.m. the prior day by calling 361.777.4553 or email Permitting.