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Inspections

General Information

Inspection Procedure

Once your permit is picked up and paid for, the inspection process begins.

 

  • The inspections required for your project will be listed on your permit.  It is the permit applicant's responsibility to schedule inspections (SPS 320.10.) 

  • All permit applications require a final inspection before occupancy. Occupancy includes the storage of personal or business belongings, items, equipment etc.

  • Construction may not proceed beyond the point of inspection until the inspection has been completed.   

  • It is the permit applicant's responsibility to make sure the inspection has been completed.  An inspection report will be emailed to the address on file.  If you do not receive the inspection report, do NOT proceed until you have it. 

  • Inspection requests MUST be made from this website. We do not accept emailed requests or phoned in requests.

  • Inspections must be made by 12 pm the day before the inspection is wanted, anything requested for the following day  after the 12pm cut-off time will automatically be moved to the next business day.

  • Only one inspection will be done per property per day so coordinate your subcontractor inspections (framing and RI's, in-floor and poly etc.)

  • All preceding inspection types must be approved before requesting a following inspection (i.e. the framing and RI's inspection must be approved before requesting an insulation inspection, etc.)  Exception:  A wall inspection request may be made before the footing is approved for new houses.

  • If you are not ready for the inspection during the scheduled window of time, you will be charged a "not-ready" fee. 

Inspection Types

The required inspections for your project are marked on the permit.  Inspection types may include the following.  Please click inspection type for more information.

Interpreting Inspection Results

  • The inspection report comes as an email.  Keep these emails in an easily accessible place. They will need to be reviewed before requesting a final inspection.  

  • The emailed report is the official written report.  Sometimes communication relayed from a subcontractor onsite gets lost in interpretation. Please refer to the emailed inspection report for  final determination.

  • The email is only sent to the applicant--not the inspection requestor (unless the two are one and the same.)

  • The applicant needs to communicate any additional corrections or requirements with the subs and follow up to ensure the corrections have been done.

Inspection Results:

Approved

Good News!  Your inspection passed.  You may have a few corrections to make (read the report carefully) but they are on your honor so please continue working toward your next inspection.

Inspection Results:

Conditional Approval

Further actions are needed on your part. You are either required to submit (or have a sub-contractor submit) an affidavit or there is something that needs to be reviewed at your next inspection.  Read your report carefully to see what the inspector wants.  (P.S. You can't do an affidavit unless the inspector specifically requests one.)

Inspection Results:

Violation

Your inspection failed.   Please read your report carefully.  You may not continue onto the next stage of your project until the corrections are made and approved by the inspector. This will happen with an approved reinspection of this same inspection type.  Read your report to find the steps needed to rectify the violations.  

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