Associated Press Release
Leon County Government understands that building projects, both big and small, happen day and night, weekdays and weekends. If a family needs electrical service repaired to power appliances or their heating and cooling, the work may occur after-hours or on the weekend. Now Leon County employees from Development Support and Environmental Management can perform inspections at times not only convenient but necessary for county residents.
The Leon County Board of County Commissioners recently provided unanimous support for after-hours and weekend building inspections for certain types of construction projects. This decision demonstrates Leon County’s commitment to a culture of performance that delivers effective, efficient services to people throughout the community.
Previously, single-family dwellings were only inspected during normal work hours and not on the weekend. Citizens can take advantage of this new service immediately.
“As a Board, we strive to exceed expectations and seize new opportunities to serve,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Nick Maddox. “We listened to our local builders, realtors and contractors. After-hours inspection is a cost-savings measure for business owners and a quality-of-life improvement for citizens who need these services.”
The idea to offer after-hours and weekend inspections came from a focus group conducted by Leon County during the County’s LEADS review process. Leon LEADS is a continuous process by which Leon County Government looks inward to strengthen what works and abandon what does not, and to adjust as conditions change.
“This demonstrates our commitment to really do more with less,” said Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long. “We can help shorten construction times, allow contractors to work on their own schedules, save on labor as needed and also more quickly approve important home improvement projects that affect citizens every day.”
For more information, contact Ed Jarriel, Jr., C.E.A.P., Director of Leon County Building Plans Review and Inspections, at (850) 606-1300/JarrielE@leoncountyfl.gov or Jon D. Brown, Director of Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 /cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .
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