Inspection Type & Schedule by Permit

How do I know if I need an inspection? What type of inspection do I need?

Depending upon the permit you have, you may need multiple inspections of various types. Generally, there are two types of permits that require inspections: building permits and right-of-way permits.

Building permits are for work taking place on private property – work within the property lines owned or controlled by the applicant.

Right-of-Way permits are for work taking place in the public right-of-way. Usually these are permits for work in the street or alley, and include sidewalks, curbs, gutters, utilities, and pavement.

When should I schedule my inspection?

Scheduling of an inspection depends on the type of permit that has been issued.  Please refer to the drop down menu below for a general overview of when inspections should be requested depending on the scope of the project. For specific questions about inspections, please contact us.

RIGHT OF WAY PERMIT TYPES INSPECTION TYPES SCHEDULES
NOTE: Each inspector site visit shall include inspection of Best Management Practice (BMPs) and Erosion Control Management
Sidewalk
Curb and Gutter
Driveway
Concrete Paving
  • Sub-grade and/or forms
  • Concrete Placement
  • Final Inspection
  • Sub-Grade and Forms – Schedule after staking of the project, the base has been compacted, and all forms are in place.
  • Concrete Placement –  Schedule after inspection and acceptance of compacted sub-grade and the forms are set and secured.
  • Final Inspection – Schedule after concrete has been placed and finished.
Asphalt Paving
  • Sub-grade
  • Final Inspection and Asphalt Density
  • Sub-grade – Schedule after staking of the project, the base has been compacted, tested and approved.
  • Final Inspection and Asphalt Density -Schedule when asphalt is being placed, tested and rolled.
Side Sewer Repair
New Side Sewer
  • Sanitary Sewer Connection and Pressure Test Acceptance
  • Final Inspection
  • Sanitary Sewer Connection – Schedule after trench has been excavated, proper bedding is in place, pipe is installed and appropriate pressure test has been witnessed and approved by the inspector.
  • Final Inspection – Schedule after backfill inspectionand the required restoration of the road, sidewalk, curb and gutter and/or planter strip has been completed.
Residential Water Service Repair
  • Water Connection
  • Final Inspection
  • Water Connection – Schedule after trench has been excavated, pipe and shut off valve is installed.
  • Final Inspection – Schedule after backfill inspection and the required restoration of the road, sidewalk, curb and gutter and/or planter strip has been completed.
Stormwater Connection
  • Stormwater Connection and Pressure Test Acceptance
  • Final Inspection
  • Stormwater Connection – Schedule after trench has been excavated, proper bedding is in place, pipe is installed and appropriate pressure test has been witnessed and approved by the inspector.
  • Final Inspection – Schedule after backfill inspection and the required restoration of the road, sidewalk, curb and gutter and/or planter strip has been completed.
Utility or Miscellaneous Trench
  • Pipe Placement and Pressure Test Acceptance
  • Backfill and Compaction
  • Final Restoration
  • Pipe Placement – Schedule after trench has been excavated, proper bedding is in place, pipe is installed and appropriate pressure test has been witnessed and approved by the inspector.
  • Backfill and Compaction – Schedule after trench has been backfilled and compacted.
  • Final Restoration – Schedule after backfill inspection and the required restoration of the road, sidewalk, curb and gutter and/or planter strip has been completed.
Barricade
  • Setup
  • Final Inspection
  • Setup – Scheduled after the vehicular and /or pedestrian  revisions are in place (barricades) in accordance with the approved Traffic Control Plan.
  • Final Inspection – Schedule after barricade removal and vehicular/pedestrian corridors have been restored.
Work Order
  • Concrete Construction
  • Asphalt paving
  • Storm and/or sanitary mainline
  • Curb ramps
  • See above for applicable inspection types.
BUILDING PERMIT TYPES INSPECTION TYPES SCHEDULES
New Residential Building
(new single-family, duplex and townhomes)
Building Inspections

  • Footings and foundations

(also includes building and mono slab, CMU walls, initial erosion control and slab insulation)

  • Framing

(also includes under floor, shear nail, energy caulk, shafts, roof nailing, and maintenance of erosion control)

  • Insulation and drywall
  • Final Inspection

(also includes final erosion control)

  • Footing Inspection – Scheduled after the footings have been dug, reinforcing steel is in place and all best management practice (BMP’s) erosion control measures are in place, but before pouring the concrete.  All property lines shall be identified before the footing inspection.
  • Foundation Wall – Scheduled after the wall with reinforcing steel is in place, but before pouring the concrete.
  • Under Floor – Scheduled after the floor joists have been installed and before any subflooring (plywood/OSB) has been installed.  Allows for inspection of bolting of the sill plate, nailing of rim joist and floor joist and any hold down installation.
  • Shear Wall/Braced Wall Panel – Scheduled after the plywood/OSB has been installed and all required nailing is completed.
  • Shear Wall/Braced Wall Panel – Scheduled after the plywood/OSB has been installed and all required nailing is completed.
  • Framing – Scheduled after plumbing, mechanical, and electrical rough-in inspections have been approved and the framing of the project is complete.
  • Insulation – Scheduled after all wall insulation and baffles have been installed.
  • Sheet Rock/Drywall – Scheduled after all the sheet rock has been installed and properly nailed.
  • Suspended Ceiling – When all the ceiling grid has been installed and before the panels are placed.
  • Final inspections for Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical – Scheduled after all fixtures, switches and lighting have been installed.
  • Final Building – Scheduled after Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical finals have been approved and all other required work for the building final has been completed.
  Plumbing & Mechanical Inspections

  • Ground work
  • Gas piping
  • Rough-in
  • Final Inspection
  • Ground work – Schedule after all plumbing and/or mechanical work located under the concrete slab and before the concrete is poured.
  • Gas Piping – When all gas piping has been installed and is under pressure, before connecting it to the gas meter.
  • Rough-In Plumbing and Mechanical l – Scheduled after the rough-in work has been completed, before framing inspection.
  • Final inspections for Mechanical and  Plumbing – Scheduled after all fixtures, have been installed.
Residential Remodels & Additions; Commercial
  • Grading
  • Footings & foundations

(also includes building and mono slab, CMU walls, initial erosion control and slab insulation)

  • Framing

(also includes under floor, shear nail, energy caulk, shafts, roof nailing, suspended ceiling and maintenance of erosion control)

  • Insulation & drywall
  • Final Inspection

(also includes final erosion control)

  • Grading – When all required erosion control ‘best management practices’ (BMP”S) have been installed and before any other dirt work has begun.
  • Framing – Scheduled after plumbing, mechanical, and electrical rough-in inspections have been approved and the framing of the project is complete.
  • Insulation – Scheduled after all wall insulation and baffles have been installed.
  • Sheet Rock/Drywall – Scheduled after all the sheet rock has been installed and properly nailed.
  • Final Building – Scheduled after Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical finals have been approved and all other required work for the building final has been completed.
Plumbing & Mechanical (existing single-family, duplex and townhomes)
  • Ground work
  • Gas piping
  • Rough-in
  • Final Inspection
  • Ground work – Schedule after all plumbing and/or mechanical work located under the concrete slab and before the concrete is poured.
  • Gas Piping – When all gas piping has been installed and is under pressure, before connecting it to the gas meter.
  • Rough-In Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical – Scheduled after the rough-in work has been completed, before framing inspection.
  • Final inspections for Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical – Scheduled after all fixtures, switches and lighting have been installed.
Signs
  • Footings
  • Final Inspection
  • Footing Inspection – Scheduled after the footings have been dug, reinforcing steel is in place and all best management practice (BMP’s) erosion control measures are in place, but before pouring the concrete.  All property lines shall be identified before the footing inspection.
  • Final Inspection – When the sign has been erected and all work for the sign has been completed.