Request an Overtime Inspection

Do you need to schedule an inspection after normal working hours? 

Regular inspection hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Requests after these hours are considered overtime inspections and must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance. These inspections have an additional fee and are based on inspector availability.


Put your request in writing

  • The letter must be submitted 48 hours in advance of the inspection and on your company letterhead.
  • It must include: 
    • Project name
    • Project address
    • Permit number
    • Contact name
    • Contact phone number
    • Contact email
  • The first paragraph should contain the requested inspection date and time, type of inspection(s), and the inspector’s name if known or trade. Please include the reason for an after-hours inspection.
  • The second paragraph must include the sentence “We are willing to reimburse the City of Orlando for all overtime charges incurred.” The city will email you an invoice after the inspection takes place.

Send the letter to us

Scan and email the letter to us at

We'll review your request

We will contact you after your application has been reviewed.

Schedule your inspection

Once approved, use our Permit Lookup tool to schedule an inspection. In the comment section, list that it is for the Overtime Request with the date and time. If any adjustments are needed, our staff will update the scheduled inspection.

Schedule an Inspection

If an approved overtime inspection is no longer required, please make sure to cancel your inspection online and reply to all to your approval email that the inspection is cancelled. An AM inspection will need to be cancelled before 3 p.m. the prior day.

* You can also text “INSPECTION” to 866.205.3881 to be walked through the process step-by-step. Helpful prompts will ask for your permit number, inspection code and preferred date and time in order to assist you in completing your desired action in just a few text messages.