Building Inspections


The Building Inspection Division is dedicated to consistently protecting the general public by providing structural and life safety through the enforcement of Ordinances and Building Codes. These include: 

  • Building regulations
  • Floodplain administration
    • Preliminary floodplain Map
  • Addressing
  • Zoning administration and enforcement


The City of Bismarck's Community Development Department has planning, zoning and building inspection authority within the City of Bismarck and its extra-territorial area (ETA). The City’s extra-territorial area (map) reflects negotiated boundaries with the City of Lincoln, Burleigh County, Apple Creek Township and Naughton Township.


The Building Division is located on the second floor of the City County Building at 221 North 5th Street.

Inspection Requests

Same day inspections will be scheduled based on the availability of the inspector. Any inspection request received after 3:30 PM will be scheduled for the following business day. Inspections cannot be scheduled until a permit is issued. Please call (701)355-1465 or use the City of Bismarck On-Line Permits-eTRAKIT system to schedule your inspection.