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Residential Building Inspection Requirements

Inspection order for single family dwelling building permits:

  1. Demolition (if applicable)
  2. Footings (when poured separate from foundation)
  3. Foundation
  4. Sheathing (if applicable)
  5. Framing
  6. Insulation
  7. Final

Paperwork required for each inspection:

  • Demolition:
    • Arborist Report must be received and accepted by the trees & landscaping section
  • Footing Inspection (where required)
  • Foundation:
    • Survey Certificate
    • Geotechnical field review
    • Structural field review
  • Framing
    • Rough electrical approvals
    • Rough plumbing approvals
    • Truss Specs
    • Mechanical Ventilation Checklist
    • Engineer’s field review
  • Insulation
  • Final
    • Final electrical approvals
    • Final plumbing approvals
    • C-B Letter from the Engineer

Single family dwelling requirements (in addition to above):

Plumbing rough in approvals and Electrical rough in approvals (including low voltage) are required prior to requesting a framing inspection.

Plumbing final approvals and Electrical final approvals (including low voltage) are required to be approved prior to requesting a final building inspection.

Requirements may vary based on individual circumstances. Approved permits and plans are required on site for all inspections.

The following information will be required to schedule inspections:

  • Building permit number
  • Inspection type (ex. framing)
  • Address
  • Name
  • Phone number

Building inspection requests made without the proper information, or plumbing and electrical approvals, cannot be processed.

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Inspection Procedures for Single Family Dwelling Permits

See the inspection procedures for single family dwellings, which started on September 16, 2013.