Texas Architectural Barriers (ADA) Inspections are required once construction has been completed. The inspection must occur prior to the first anniversary of the recorded project completion date.
If you need to schedule and pay for an inspection, please contact Registered Accessibility Specialist #1226, Ernesto "Ernie" Sarabia, at (800) 664-6860 or (469) 222-7127 and he will assist you. This effort is necessary to ensure that we meet the timeliness requirements mandated by the TDLR's Procedures for Registered Accessibility Specialists.
Notice Regarding Construction Completion: We will not schedule an inspection before construction is completed, which includes the contractor or job superintendent having a C.O. or T.C.O. in-hand. If the AHJ does not issue Certificates of Occupancy, or the project is a public works (pedestrian elements) project where there is no building permit required, then it is at the point when ALL WORK has been completed per the construction drawings and documents that were reviewed by a Registered Accessibility Specialist prior to construction.
We will not schedule or perform an inspection based on a project being "substantially completed". All construction work applicable to the project scope must be completed. If the project scope is not completed, and all work cannot be inspected for compliance with TAS, the inspection will be canceled onsite and a $250 fee may be required to re-schedule the inspection at a later date, which could be significant depending on our ongoing schedule of commitments. It is absolutely imperative that the contractor or job super not jump the gun in requesting the inspection.
You must email to us a fully completed TDLR Request for Inspection Form signed and dated by the Property Owner/Landlord to: Submittals@TexasAccess.com.
Important: The owner information on the Request for Inspection Form must exactly match the information for the owner that is recorded with the TDLR (the person, firm, corporation, or entity, entity that holds title to the property on which the building or facility is located) or we will not accept the form. To locate the project and verify that the owner information is correct, search the TDLR's projects database: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search. If the information for the owner needs to be changed, send an email with the TABS project number to the TDLR at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: If the Property Owner has previously designated an agent (not required) utilizing an Owner's Agent Designation Form, the agent may sign the Request for Inspection Form.
- THE OWNER INFORMATION RECORDED WITH THE TDLR MUST BE THE PERSON, FIRM, CORPORATION, OR ENTITY, THAT HOLDS TITLE TO THE PROPERTY. PUBLIC TAX RECORDS MAY BE USED TO ESTABLISH PROPERTY OWNERSHIP. IF THIS IS NOT WHAT WAS RECORDED DURING PROJECT REGISTRATION THEN THE RECORD NEEDS TO BE CHANGED. SEND AN EMAIL TO: TECHINFO@TDLR.TEXAS.GOV.
- THE OWNER INFORMATION THAT IS ENTERED ON THE REQUEST FOR INSPECTION FORM (RFI) MUST EXACTLY MATCH THE OWNER INFORMATION THAT IS RECORDED WITH THE TDLR.
- IF AN OWNER AGENT DESIGNATION (OAD) FORM IS SUBMITTED, THE OWNER INFORMATION ON THE FORM MUST EXACTLY MATCH THE OWNER INFORMATION THAT IS RECORDED WITH THE TDLR. IF THE RECORD NEEDS TO BE CHANGED SEND AN EMAIL TO: TECHINFO@TDLR.TEXAS.GOV.
- IF A REQUEST FOR INSPECTION (RFI) FORM IS EXECUTED BY THE OWNER'S DESIGNATED AGENT THEN THE DESIGNATED AGENT INFORMATION ON THE FORM MUST EXACTLY MATCH THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE OWNER AGENT DESIGNATION FORM (OAD).
Important: Incomplete forms that are submitted to Texas Access as part of the submittal requirements will be rejected and will delay the inspection of the project. No exceptions. In the event that the final inspection fee was prepaid to Texas Access at the time of the initial project submittal, and the inspection is not requested utilizing a TDLR Request for Inspection Form prior to the expiration of the first anniversary of the RECORDED project completion date, the final inspection fee may be forfeited. Please contact us for more information.
Note: The Owner, Owner's Agent, or any other party (simply termed an 'Owner Designee'), must be present during the inspection and sign the TDLR Proof of Inspection Form that the inspector will bring to the site. The executed form will be attached to the inspection report that is generated and issued after the inspection.
Responding to Texas Access after a failed inspection:
ATTENTION OWNERS (AND THEIR PREVIOUSLY DESIGNATED AGENTS): After a failed inspection you will need to fully complete and submit a TDLR Inspection Response Form to us within 270 days after the date of the inspection. If that form is not received by us within the 270-day window to correct any violations, the TDLR will take administrative action to ensure compliance with the law.