• Schedule an Inspection
  • (941) 749-3047

The Inspection department provides professional inspections for all trades and disciplines that are required under a permit in the County, including structural, gas, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, as well as compliance with local codes for manufactured housing and mobile homes. 

Items Needed on Job Site: 

  • Plans - Signed and Stamped in RED 
  • Permit Card
  • Notice of Commencement  (if applicable)

Manage Your Inspections From your Phone

Use our phone system to check your permit plans review, pay fees, schedule, cancel and get inspection results. See instructions and inspection codes list below.

Schedule An Inspection

To schedule or cancel an inspection you may either do so through Online Services or by calling or texted our automated IVR system. 

Please note: You can cancel an inspection up to 4:00 p.m. of the day before the inspection. After that time, you will need to wait until after 7:00 am the day of the inspection to determine who your inspector is.  You may then call your inspector the day of the inspection to cancel.

Inspections via Automated Phone System

Selectron is an automated phone system that allows citizens to call the Manatee County Building Department and schedule, reschedule, cancel, and obtain the results of an inspection. You can also listen to a playback of where your permit is at in the application process.

Call (941) 749-3047. You will be prompted through the entire process.

  • Press (1) for English or Press (2) for Spanish. You may also press (7) to use Speech Recognition.
  • Press (1) to schedule an inspection.
  • Press (2) to cancel an inspection.
  • Press (3) to obtain inspection results or hear the assigned inspector.
  • Press (5) to listen to your permit's plan review information
  • Press (6) to request a copy of Certificate of Occupancy (C/O) or Certificate of Completion (C/C).

After you have scheduled the Inspection, you will be able to request an automated call back with inspection results after the inspection has been completed.

Please have your record number, including the prefix, available, as you will be prompted for this (example: BLD1803-1234, PLN1901-5678). It may also be helpful to know the inspection code that you are calling about. If you do not know your inspection code, please refer to your permit card. You will also be asked if you want to hear the entire list of inspections.

Inspections via Text Messaging

Building and Development Services also offers the option to manage your inspections via toll free text messaging.

To get started, please send any text message to (833) 392-8861. You will then be prompted to enter either Schedule, Cancel, Reschedule, and Results. As with the automated phone system, please have your record number and inspection code available, as you will be prompted to provide them.

Inspector Contact Information

Building Inspections

NOTE: Pursuant to county policy Inspectors county issued cell phones are not allowed to receive text messages.
To communicate with the Inspectors, please call them directly using the cell phone numbers listed below.

Inspectors E-mail Cell Phone
Adam Dekow [email protected] (941) 773-6676
Albert "Al" Bateman [email protected] (941) 705-3239
Antonio "Tony" Griessler (Senior) [email protected] (941) 527-2312
Arnulfo Pena [email protected] (941) 527-2301
Brian McCallister  [email protected] (941) 274-0434
Brian McDonnell [email protected] (941) 718-2528
Brock Rice [email protected] (941) 527-2380
Bruce Peltonen [email protected] (941) 465-1185
Chris Barlow [email protected] (941) 274-0436
Chris Winn [email protected] (941) 705-3240
Craig Richter [email protected] (941) 920-7315
Debbie Haney [email protected] (941) 527-2347
Derek Medina [email protected] (941) 718-0163
Douglas Bellissimo [email protected] (941) 773-0054
Fernando Aguilera [email protected] (941) 465-0821
Gerald Chery [email protected]  (941)718-0170
Harry Stetser [email protected] (941) 527-2283
Jeff Johnson (Building Senior) [email protected] (941) 527-2324
John Doss j[email protected] (941) 527-2285
Justin Langer [email protected] (941) 896-2297
Keith Cycotte (Electrical Senior) [email protected] (941) 920-7329
Keith Van Ostenbridge [email protected] (941) 718-1577
Kristopher "Kris" Darty [email protected] (941) 896-2068
Michael Glassburn [email protected] (941) 920-7313
Robert Leo [email protected] (941) 527-2402
Shawn Baxter (Mechanical Senior) [email protected] (941) 920-7174
Sonny Woods, Jr. [email protected] (941) 713-8613
Admin Staff E-mail Office Number
Stephanie Charles (Licensing Manager) [email protected] (941) 742-4190
Cynthia Hale [email protected] (941) 742-4190
Kala Millett [email protected] (941) 742-4190 
Ruth Harold [email protected] (941) 742-4190
Susan Hunt [email protected] (941) 742-4190

Code Compliance Inspections

Inspectors E-mail Cell Phone
Kris Weiskopf (Driveway Supervisor) [email protected] (941) 896-2024
Brandon Young [email protected] (941) 737-2576
Donna Finch [email protected] (941) 896-2038
Randy West [email protected] (941)718-2114

Are You Ready For a Certificate of Occupancy or Completion?

  1. Make sure that all of your Final inspections have been passed - i.e. Building Final, Electrical Final, Mechanical Final and/or Plumbing Final.

  2. All of the CO Holds have been released

  3. All of the Fees have been paid

To check the items listed above visit our Online Services portal.

Private Provider Inspection Portal