In an effort to limit face-to-face contact and maintain continuing operations, the following change has been made to the Saturday or City Holiday Inspection process.  The City will accept credit card payments for Saturday/Holiday Inspection fees online.

Any Contractor requiring the services of an Inspector on Saturdays will be charged a flat rate of $40.00 per hour for inspection services. In addition, the Contractor will also be required to pay a non-refundable $100.00 deposit to the City.  Contactors will pay Inspection Fees by 4:30 PM on the preceding Thursday. If the payment is not submitted by the deadline, the Contractor will not be able to work on the requested Saturday/Holiday.  A receipt will be emailed to the Contractor.   

Public Works – Saturday/Holiday Inspection Fee Payment Link

Following the performance of inspection services, an invoice will be prepared and mailed to the Contractor. The $100.00 deposit will be deducted from the total invoice amount.  All invoices must be paid in order for the Contractor to receive the retained funds at the termination of a project, and/or to receive a final project acceptance.

The Contractor will be charged only for the hours worked. If the Contractor works only 2.5 hours, no invoice will be generated (2.5 hours x $40 = $100 deposit already received).  If an Inspector watches several projects and the remitted deposits equal or surpass the amount needed to pay for his or her hours, no invoices will be delivered. However, if the $100.00 deposit is paid and the Contractor is unable to work for any reason, including weather, the $100.00 fee will not be refunded.  Any related credit card or third party hosting charges will be added to the invoice and are subject to change.

Construction Services management will determine the appropriate number of Inspectors necessary and which Inspectors will work on each Saturday. 

No money will be exchanged in the field.

Overtime during the work week is not subject to the required process listed above. Nighttime tie-ins are also exempt from these rules when they are done in an effort to reduce the impact of water outages to customers.

No work will be permitted on Sundays without prior approval from the Construction Services Manager. If approved to work on Sunday, the Saturday inspection rates will apply.

Holiday Schedule

Below are holidays observed by the City of Arlington. No work will be permitted except in the most extreme circumstances and with prior approval from the Construction Services Manager. If approved to work on a holiday, the Saturday inspection rates will apply.

  • Martin Luther King Day (third Monday in January)
  • President’s Day (third Monday in February)
  • Good Friday (Friday preceding Easter)
  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Thanksgiving Friday (Friday after Thanksgiving Day)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

In addition to the above, any holiday that falls on a Saturday will be observed on the preceding Friday.  Any holiday that falls on Sunday will be observed on the following Monday. If a holiday falls on a Friday or on a Monday, the Contractor will not be permitted to work on the Saturday after or preceding the holiday. 

FAQ - Public Works Saturday Inspections Online.pdf