Inspections & Building Permits

Building Inspector on JobsiteInspections are required for all work requiring a permit.  Inspections scheduled by 5:00 p.m. on weekdays are usually scheduled to be completed on the following business day; however scheduling may be affected by circumstances beyond our control.  

The permit holder or his/her agent is responsible to (1) notify the code enforcement official when work is ready for inspection; and (2) provide access to and means for inspection of the work for any inspections that are required. Work shall not be done beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the code enforcement official. When calling for an inspection, be prepared to give the permit number, address, type of inspection requested, and your contact information.

Listed below are minimum required inspections for new construction and renovations. Note: The list is not all-inclusive; there may be other inspections required depending on field conditions. 

Footing Inspection: Footing inspections shall be made AFTER the Female hands framing home on sitetrenches are excavated, all grade stakes are installed, all reinforcing steel and supports are in place and appropriately tied, all necessary forms are in place and braced, and BEFORE any concrete is placed. 
Under-Slab Inspection: Under-slab inspections, as appropriate, shall be made AFTER all materials and equipment to be concealed by the concrete slab are completed. 

Foundation/Crawl Space Inspection: Foundation and crawl space inspections shall be made AFTER all foundation supports are installed. This inspection is to check foundation supports, crawl space leveling, ground clearances, and positive drainage when required. 

Rough-In Inspection: Rough-in inspections shall be made AFTER House with Inspector Opening Roofall building framing and parts of the electrical, plumbing, fire protection, or heating-ventilation or cooling system that will be hidden from view in the finished building have been placed but BEFORE any wall, ceiling finish or building insulation is installed.

Building Framing Inspection: Framing inspections shall be made AFTER the roof, excluding permanent roof covering, wall ceiling and floor framing is complete with appropriate blocking, bracing and firestopping in place.

The following items shall be in place and visible for inspection: 

  • Pipes;
  • Chimneys and vents;
  • Flashing for roofs, chimneys, and wall openings;
  • Insulation baffles; and
  • All lintels that are required to be bolted to the framing for support shall not be covered any exterior or interior wall or ceiling finish material before approval. Work may continue without approval for lintels supported on masonry or concrete.

Insulation Inspection: Insulation inspections shall be made AFTER an approved building framing and rough-in inspection and the permanent roof covering is installed with all insulation and vapor retarders in place, but BEFORE any wall or ceiling covering is applied. 

Fire Protection Inspection: Fire protection inspections shall be made in all buildings where any material is used for fire protection purposes. The permit holder or his agent shall notify the inspection department after all fire protection materials are in place. Fire protection materials shall not be concealed until inspected and approved by the code enforcement official.

Final Inspection: Final inspections shall be made for each trade after completion of the work authorized under the technical codes. 

Inspections Department 
(919) 764-1058