Inspections

It is the responsibility of the property owner/manager to register and schedule inspections for all rental properties. 

Single Family, Duplex and Townhouse rental dwellings can schedule inspections online using the Rental Inspection Calendar.

Tenants have the right to request an inspection at any time.

Single Family Rental Dwellings

  • Inspections must be scheduled within 180 days of permit date.
  • All single-family rental dwellings are required to have an initial inspection, regardless of year when a new property enters the program.
  • Inspections required every two (2) years.
    • Even numbered addresses will be inspected in even years.
    • Odd numbered addresses will be inspected in odd years.
  • Tenants have the right to request an inspection at any time.
  • Schedule here Rental Inspection Calendar.

Duplex and Townhouse Rental Dwellings

  • Annual Inspection required.
  • Must schedule an inspection no later than 30 days after registration is approved.
  • Tenants have the right to request an inspection at any time.
  • Schedule here Rental Inspection Calendar.

Multi-Family Rental Dwellings 

  • Annual Inspection required.
  • Will be assigned a designated month for inspections.
  • Tenants have the right to request an inspection at any time.
  • Schedule here Rental Inspection Calendar.

Common Correction Items

  • Keyless Bolting Devices as required by Texas State Property Code (TSPC) Ch. 92 Sec. 92.151
  • Smoke detectors are required in every sleeping room and required in the immediate vicinity outside of bedrooms. Must have minimum one per story.
    • Texas State Property Code (TSPC) Ch92 Sec. 92.255
  • Carbon monoxide detectors are required in any property that utilizes gas fired appliance or that has an attached garage. Minimum one per story.
    • International Property Management Code (IPMC) Ch. 7 Sec. 705 
      • International Fire Code Ch. 11 Sec. 1103.9
  • Hose bib vacuum breakers required on all exterior hose spigots
    • International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) Ch. 5 Sec. 505.2

See full list of inspection items [PDF]


Contact Us

  1. Jarid Smith


    Building Inspector
    jsmith@saginawtx.org

    Kevin Pantoja


    Management Analyst
    kpantoja@saginawtx.org

    Submit Permits Here


    permits@saginawtx.org

    Rental Questions?


    Contact us at rentals@saginawtx.org
    • Registration: 817-230-0552
    • Inspections: 817-230-0451

    Building Department


    **NEW LOCATION**
    301 S. Saginaw Blvd.
    Saginaw, TX 76179 (map)

    Phone: 817-230-0453
    Fax: 817-232-8565

    Hours


    Monday - Thursday
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Friday
    7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

    Inspection Hours


    Monday-Thursday
    8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.