Permits & Inspections

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  1. FOOTING INSPECTION: is to be performed after footing is dug with chairs and rods in place and before concrete is poured. The permit applicant is required to call requesting an inspection 48 hours in advance of desired inspection date.
  2.  FOUNDATION INSPECTION: is to be performed before framing work begins or backfill is installed. Grease traps (if applicable), cleanouts, foundation and roof drains must be in place; foundation coating must be applied, anchor bolts and top plate shall be installed. Postpour footing inspection work shall be conducted at this time and shall include verification of the depth of the footing, continuity of the footing, width of the footing, and determining if the top of the footing is level. This inspection will also include the underground plumbing, underground electrical and underground mechanical inspections. All underground plumbing, mechanical and electrical trenching must remain open and all piping, sleeves and/or conduit required for underground utilities shall be in place and provided with rodent-proofing.
  3. ELECTRICAL ROUGH-IN INSPECTION: is to be performed after the roof, framing, fire-blocking and bracing are in place and all wiring and other components to be concealed are complete. This inspection is required before the installation of wall or ceiling membranes. Third party notification required. Must be approved prior to framing inspection.
  4. PLUMBING ROUGH-IN INSPECTION: is to be performed after the roof, framing, fire blocking, fire stopping, draft-stopping and bracing are in place and all sanitary, storm and water distribution piping is roughed-in. This inspection is required before the installation of wall or ceiling membranes. The permit holder is required to call 48 hours in advance of the desired inspection date. Must be approved prior to framing inspection.
  5. FRAMING INSPECTION: is to be performed before insulation is installed and after all rough-in work is complete on plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. This inspection must be performed prior to the installation of any insulation material. Note: the framing may not be approved until the plumbing, electrical and mechanical rough-in work has been approved by the Department. The permit holder is required to call requesting an inspection 48 hours in advance of desired inspection date. It may also be possible to perform a framing inspection at the time of the last rough-in inspection if the final rough-in work is accepted by the Department.
  6. INSULATION INSPECTION: is to be performed after the framing work is approved by the Department and all insulation materials have been installed. This inspection is required before the installation of wall or ceiling membranes. The permit holder is required to call 48 hours in advance of the desired inspection date.
  7. FINAL FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS INSPECTION: is to be performed after fire alarm systems and or fire suppression systems are installed and functioning. The Department has the option to accept installation and test certificates from the installing contractor(s) in lieu of witnessing the testing of fire protection systems. The permit holder is required to call requesting an inspection 48 hours in advance of desired inspection date.
  8. FINAL BUILDING INSPECTION: is to be performed after all items pertaining to the building permit issued have been completed. These items include, but are not limited to: A. General Building: • Interior and exterior finish • Egress • Final grading • Site plan compliance • Roofing materials/flashing • Emergency lighting system • Roofing materials/flashing B. Electrical work C. Plumbing work D. Accessibility (including site) E. Fire protection systems (including required fire-rated construction components) F. Mechanical work

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