Scheduling inspections is the responsibility of the permit holder. Some typical inspections and inspection sequences are listed below. Please note that it is the responsibility of the person doing the work to provide access to and means for the inspection.
Please schedule a Building Inspection/Public Works Inspection at least 3 business days in advance. If you need to cancel a scheduled inspection, please call no later than 9:00 am on the day of the inspection.
If the work is not ready for a scheduled inspection when the Building Inspector arrives, you may be charged a re-inspection fee.
The Building Inspector enforces the City's building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, handicap, and energy codes, as well as all other state and local requirements relevant to the construction and occupancy of public and private structures.
A special inspector may be required during certain types of construction, such as concrete, reinforcing steel, welding, high-strength bolting, structural masonry, sprayed-on fire proofing or other work which, in the opinion of the Building Inspector, involves unusual hazards or conditions. A builder can retain special inspectors upon approval by the Building Inspector.
Typical Inspections & Sequences:
- Foundation Inspection occurs after trenches are excavated, forms are erected, reinforcement and required anchor bolts are in place, and before concrete is poured.
- Concrete Slab or Under-Floor Inspections are made after all in-slab or under floor building service equipment (conduits, piping accessories, and other ancillary equipment items) is placed, but before any concrete is poured or floor sheathing installed. It should also be inspected prior to installation of floor insulation.
- Nailing Inspections are made when plywood sheathing is nailed on and before roofing or siding material is applied.
- Rough Plumbing Inspections are made when framing is complete and before any interior covering is in place. All plumbing vents and gas lines must be completed and ready for testing. Waste piping shall be filled with water to the roof line at the time of inspection. Gas piping is air-pressure-tested. A separate inspection of the trap and overflow for tub/shower is required.
- Rough Mechanical Inspections must be made when framing is complete (i.e., all ducts and flue must be in place) and prior to insulation.
- Electrical Inspections must be made when framing and all rough electrical wiring are completed and before any interior covering or insulation is in place. All boxes must be made up and grounded.
- Structural Frame Inspection must be made after roof sheathing, all framing, fire blocking, and bracing are in place. Chimneys, vents, ducts, top-out plumbing and rough wiring must be in place before the building is insulated. Leave all diagonal bracing exposed.
- Insulation Inspections must be made before interior lath or gypsum board is applied. (The Fire Department must inspect any fire sprinkler lines and fire alarm wires and connections prior to the insulation being installed.)
- Lath and/or Wallboard Inspections must be made after all lathing and/or wall board, interior and exterior, or gypsum board is in place, but before plaster, stucco, tile, or taping is applied.
Scratch Coat Inspection is required after minimum of 48 hours of moisture cure.
- Final Inspection will be made when the building is completed. All Planning & Zoning, Fire Department, Public Works, and Environmental Resources requirements must be completed and approved by the respective department and/or staff before the building is occupied. Please note that a five (5) working day advance notice may be required for a Final Inspection.
- Others: Additional inspections may be required.