Code Enforcement

The primary functions of the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer include plan review, inspections, and associated reporting of residential and commercial structures. Monitoring and enforcement of all code compliance is also a function of this position. This is a department head position and reports directly to the City Manager.

About the Inspection & Zoning Department

Inspectors are responsible for administrative work in the City Inspection and Zoning operation. An employee in this organization inspects or causes to be inspected those structures as outlined in the City Code. The employee works with the appropriate Boards to insure proper planning is being accomplished and to enforce all Codes and Ordinances as required.

The City of Pratt has adopted, and enforces, the following codes: NEC 2020, IBC 2021, IRC 2021, IPC 2021, IMC 2021 and IFC 2021.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist public in answering inquiries
  • Check plans and assist in developing plot plans for off street parking layouts, etc. for new construction
  • Enforce Zoning and Subdivision Regulations
  • Handle complaints on weeds, inoperable vehicles, trash, etc
  • Inspect all electric rough-ins, services, temporary and permanent
  • Inspect all rough-in plumbing, sewer lines, sewer taps and finished plumbing
  • Inspect framing and all construction on buildings
  • Inspect gas lines.
  • Inspect setbacks, footing and stem walls
  • Issue Building Permits
  • Keep “Zoning and Subdivision Regulations” revised as amendments are made
  • See that all required application forms, such as Change of Zoning Request, etc. are properly made out and fees paid, public notices are published allowing sufficient time to elapse before hearings, adjacent property owners are notified where this is required
  • Work with and act as secretary to the Pratt City Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals and the Building Board
  • Work with the development of and final approval of Preliminary and Final Plat Plans for new additions