Building Inspections

Building Inspections
Building Inspector

 

Please call and make an appointment to meet with the Building Inspector.

 

24-48 hours notice is required for all inspections.  Occasionally the building inspector can schedule an inspection the same day it is called for; however, this is not always the case.  After the inspection is completed, if work is not marked “Approved” on the inspection form, make the corrections noted in the remarks section of the form and call for another inspection before continuing work.

It is fairly common for builders to order cement and then call for an inspection.  We DO NOT recommend this practice.  Often the building inspector is booked and can not make an inspection before the cement is due to arrive.  If this happens the builder will be expected to cancel his order for cement.  Pouring cement without an inspection will not be allowed.  We recommend waiting until the inspection has been completed and approved before ordering cement.

 

 

Required Inspections & Information 

 

  1. Inspect footing reinforcement before pouring concrete footings. When this inspection is performed, the property set-backs are checked to make sure all zoning property set-backs are correct. 

  2. Inspect the foundation wall reinforcement before pouring concrete walls. We will inspect the foundation later for waterproofing coatings. 

  3. Any other rebar. 

  4. Under concrete floor inspection plumbing, electrical, mechanical).

  5. Stitch and lag pier with tie downs (manufactured homes only).

  6. Inspect rough framing and sheathing work. *

  7. Inspect rough plumbing work. * 

  8. Inspect rough electrical work. * 

  9. Inspect rough mechanical work. *  (* The above 4 inspections can be done together, it's called a 4-way inspection.)

  10. Insulation. 

  11. Inspect power to panel & trench.

  12. Notify the building inspector when starting laying of brick, installing of siding, or applying other exterior finishes.

  13. Notify the building inspector when starting to apply roofing. 

  14. Notify the building inspector when work starts on any fireplace or chimney if it is a soul project.

  15. Inspect rough drywall before taping and applying drywall mud. 

  16. Inspect pressure test on gas line before back-filling 

  17. Other inspections: masonry, 4' masonry wall, or bond beam. 

  18. Final inspection.

 

The list of inspections above may not be inclusive of all inspections required - contact the building official if you have any questions concerning what needs inspection. 

                       

 

General Inspection Rules: 

 
  • Inspections must be called in 24 hours prior to wanting inspection. 
  • Concrete rebar inspections have priority over other inspections if called in 24 hr. prior to wanting inspection.
  • DO NOT cover up anything requiring inspection - Failure to do so will result in removal of covering, or complete condemnation of work. 
  • All inspection tests are required. (Electrical, plumbing, mechanical, etc.) 
  • NO building can be occupied until final or a temporary occupancy permit is issued by the Building Inspector. 
  • All inspection cards and plans must be on the job site during inspections. 
  • A second re-inspection fee will be assessed against the builder, contractor, or owner/agent.
  • A fee will be assessed to the owner/agent (contractor) for not canceling a inspection in a timely manner if they are not ready for the inspection. 

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