Engineering Inspection

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Public and private construction projects are inspected by the Engineering Division, Inspection Section to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local codes and regulations for grading, erosion control, improvement, and landscaping.

Inspection generally includes monitoring, observation and oversight of the following listed activities:

  • construction noise, dust, storm water run-off, traffic control, work hours,
  • all construction activities in the Right-of-way
  • demolition, earthwork, grading, paving,
  • construction of storm-drain, curb, gutte, pedestrian ramp, sidewalk and
  • review of grade and elevation certifications

PERMIT REQUIRED

Any work being done within the City of Oceanside right-of-way, as well as land development projects requires a permit. Permits may be obtained at the Development Services Department, Counter.

INSPECTION SERVICES:

  1. Contact us
  2. Subdivision
  3. Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
  4. Landscape
  5. Pre-Construction meeting
  6. Engineering related public nuisance
  7. Response time

ONLINE INSPECTION REQUEST  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS       


CONTACT US

All projects/permits are assigned to an inspector who will be the single point of contact for the project/permit. To determine the inspector assigned to your project job, please contact the City of Oceanside Engineering office at (760) 435-5097. Have the following information available: Permit #, and address of work.

For more information on:

  • Land development permits, call (760) 435-5097.
  • Inspection requests, call (760)435-5081
  • Construction comments/questions ( e.g. road closure, dust, tracking, timing), call (760) 435-5081
  • Maintenance ( e.g. ponding water, potholes, debris), call (760) 435-4500
  • ROAD IMPROVEMENT: (760) 435-5112 or 435-5119 ( major road repair, slurry seal, overlay)

Subdivision Inspector’s Services

  • Monitor public and private improvements for compliance on projects from single family homes to subdivisions to Industrial facilities.
  • Coordinate & facilitate the preconstruction meeting
  • Keep pre-construction meeting log
  • Enforce required traffic control compliance
  • Enforce dust, storm water discharge and noise compliance
  • Issue Stop Work/Correction Notices on nonconforming work
  • Prepare Daily Reports
  • Review as-built plans
  • Respond to field change requests and review construction changes.
  • Coordinate construction completion walk-through, establish punch-list, complete and process Notice of Completion forms
  • Monitor Warranty services
  • Pad Certification
  • Finished grade certification
  • Monitor landscape installations and biological maintenance periods.
  • Insures conditions are met and work is in compliance prior to certificate of occupancy.

Capital Improvement Projects Inspector’s Services

Inspectors typically monitor progress and provide quality assurance of capital improvements on City property or within the City's right of way. Some of the services which an inspector provides include but are not limited to the following

  • Monitors site for plan, specification, and permit conformance.
  • Coordinate & facilitate the preconstruction meeting
  • Prepare the Weekly Statement of Working Days Report
  • Enforce contract required environmental compliance
  • Enforce contract required traffic control compliance
  • Enforce dust, storm water discharge and noise compliance
  • Prepare Daily Reports
  • Maintain complete files
  • Respond, log and process Requests For Information (RFI's)
  • Facilitate project coordination meetings at site
  • Monitor project schedule
  • Process progress payments monthly/billing
  • Receipt, log, review, and distribute submittals
  • As-built progress check to be done monthly including close-out as-built
  • Development Service Department field inspection and special inspection coordination
  • Construction photos and video
  • Process and monitor change orders
  • Coordinate construction completion walk-through, establish punch-list, complete and process Notice of Completion forms
  • Monitor Warranty services
  • Process Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) paperwork and ensure that correct wage rates are being used/may include interviews
  • Inspector to ensure the ADA and Drug-free Poster is placed
  • Complete and process contractor evaluation performance forms
  • Monitor landscape maintenance period

Landscape Inspector’s Services

  • observations and inspections of landscape and irrigation improvements in public rights-of-way and private developments
  • process changes deviating from the original approved landscape plan
  • assist in final landscape and biological mitigation walk through
  • provide certificate of occupancy release for new developments

Pre-Construction meeting

Preconstruction meeting is required prior to commencing construction. It must be arranged by the property owner or his representative. The best result can be expected when all involved parties attend the meeting.

Pre construction meeting goals are to:

  • review approved grading, erosion or landscape plan with owner, contractor, engineer and all attendees
  • review proposed changes due to field conditions
  • build teamwork to assist in meeting construction schedules

Required Forms:

List of Items Reviewed:

Engineering related public nuisance

For questions related to issues such as dirty streets, construction work blocking driveways, detours causing traffic problems, construction crews starting too early or working too late, problems with too much dust, etc. Contact the City of Oceanside Inspection office at (760) 435-5081. Be prepared to provide an address or nearest cross-section for better assistance in locating the problem.

You may also use ON LINE SERVICES to make your request.

435-5097and an inspector be paged for you.



Engineering Inspection Response Time

We respond to all requests in the order we receive them. Some services or meetings require advance preparation and planning.

Please see the following table for our estimated response time.

Service Request

Response Time
(Not to Exceed)

1

Emergency Response Call

Same Day

2

Citizen Complaint / Inquiry

24

Hours

3

Inspection Request

24

Hours

4

Pre-Construction Meeting Request

1

Week

5

Construction Change Request

1

Week

6

Review of Pad Elevation Certification

48

Hours

7

Occupancy Walk Through Request

24

Hours

8

Home Owners Association (HOA) Meeting Request

1

Week

9

As-Built Plan Review

1

Month

10

Outside Government Agency Meeting Requests

1

Week

11

Citizen Complaint / Inquiry

24

Hours