The Inspection Process
Inspections are a very important part of the permit process. Inspections are conducted by licensed building inspectors who check each phase of construction and make certain that the work conforms to the building codes, the permit, and the approved plans.
Is it the responsibility of the permit holder to notify the Building Department when a required inspection is needed. Approved building plans must be available on site. We require 24 hours notice to schedule inspections.
|Inspection Type||Time of Inspection|
|Chimney / fireplace fire box / throat chimney height||At completion|
|Damp proofing / curtain drain||Before backfill|
|Footings||Before concrete is poured|
|Framing / fire stopping||After approval of mechanical and electrical)|
|Insulation||After approval of framing / fire stopping|
|Piers||Before concrete is poured|
|Certificate of Occupancy / Final Inspection||Rough In|
Any inspection deemed necessary to determine compliance with building code and other laws and ordinances enforced by the Building Department.
Occupancy or use of any new structure or addition prior to issuance of a certificate of use and occupancy is a violation of the basic building code and is punishable by fines of up to $500 per day.