Mission Statement

Inspection Services is responsible for insuring compliance with all building standards associated with the construction or alteration of buildings, structures, supervising and coordinating engineering issues associated with land and building development, and conducting building and land development construction inspections for compliance with city code, and adopted building codes.

Inspection Services


580 581 3360 (Questions)
580 581 3362 (schedule inspection)


City of Lawton
212 SW 9th Street
Lawton, OK73501
United States


Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm (CLOSED FOR LUNCH FROM 12PM TO 1PM)

The inspection line (580.581.3362) goes directly to an answering machine on which you can leave your inspection request 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Requests called in prior to 9 am are normally same-day inspections. Most requests called in after 9 am will be put on the next business day's log; however, there are some inspection requests that are always same-day inspections:

  • Inspections for the restoration of existing residential electric and/or gas service
  • Inspections related to the pouring of concrete
  • Inspections related to an open trench (water line, sewer line, gas line, etc.)
  • Re-inspections

Inspections are conducted on a first-come first-served basis. To schedule a specific inspection time, please contact our office, (580) 581-3360, and ask to speak with an inspector in your trade. Once you and the inspector have agreed on an inspection time, you must then call the inspection line and formally request your inspection.
Inspections that are not called in on the inspection line will not be conducted. 

Commercial building final inspection requests must be called in to the inspection line first. Please leave a good call-back phone number. Also, most commercial building final inspections will be scheduled with the Fire Marshall’s Office. Once the inspector has scheduled your building final inspection with the Fire Marshall, you will be contacted and given the scheduled date and time. Commercial building final inspections are usually scheduled within 3 business days of the request.


Please Note: Only contractors licensed with the City of Lawton are eligible to request inspections. The only exception is for property owners who own the property AND who personally did the building work to be inspected in conjunction with a building permit. All trade (electrical, mechanical and plumbing) work shall be done by a licensed contractor in each trade. All property owner inspection requests must be paid in advance of the inspection being conducted. Also, the inspection line is an answering machine, so please remember to speak SLOWLY AND CLEARLY!