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Inspection Requests
It is the duty of the person doing the work authorized by a building permit to notify the building inspector that such work is ready for inspection.
Approval Required
Work shall not be done beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the building inspector. The building inspector, upon notification, shall make the requested inspections and shall either indicate that portion of the construction is satisfactory as completed, or shall notify the permit holder, or an agent of the permit holder, that the work fails to comply with the codes. Any portions, which do not comply, shall be corrected and such portion shall not be covered or concealed until authorized by the building inspector.
Required Inspections
Reinforcing steel or structural framework of any part of any building or structure shall not be covered or concealed without first obtaining the approval of the building inspector.
The building inspector, upon notification, shall make the following inspections:
  • Erosion Control/Silt Fence: Installed, when possible, before disturbing soil.
  • Foundation Inspection: To be made after excavations for footings are complete and any required reinforcing steel is in place. For concrete foundations, any required forms shall be in place prior to inspection.
  • Concrete Slab or Under-Floor inspection: To be made after an all in-slab or under-floor building service equipment, conduit, piping accessories, and other ancillary equipment items are in place but before any concrete is placed or floor sheathing installed, including the sub-floor.
  • All Trade Inspection: To be made after the roof, all framing, fire blocking, and bracing are in place and all pipes, chimneys, and vents are complete and the rough electrical, plumbing, and heating wires, pipes, and ducts are approved.
  • Gypsum Board Inspection: To be made after lathing and gypsum board, interior and exterior, is in place, but before any plastering is applied or before gypsum board joints and fasteners are taped and finished.
  • Final Inspection: To be made after finish grading and the building is completed and ready for occupancy.
Request for Inspection
Requests for inspections must be made to the Superintendent of Public Works at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the desired inspection. The actual inspection may not occur or be completed for forty-eight (48) hours. Contact the Superintendent of Public Works at (816) 640-5477.