Inspections

Inspections

  • Footing Inspection: Performed after forms are in, before footings are poured; setbacks to property lines must be verifiable.

  • Foundation Inspection: Performed after forms are in; bond outs and rebar installed.

  • Backfill Inspection: Performed after forms are removed, damp proofing applied, perimeter drains, stone and filter fabric in place & before placement of backfill. 

  • On-site Subsurface Wastewater Disposal System: Minimum of 2 inspections – first at scarification of bed bottom; second when disposal bed, tank and distribution box, or pump station is installed but not buried. 

  • Internal Plumbing Inspections: sub-slab piping installations prior to concrete pour; above grade rough-in; required test (air or water) must be on.

  • Complete Rough-In Inspection: Includes the combined individual inspections for framing, plumbing and electrical rough-in prior to insulating and close-in.

  • Framing Inspection: Performed after any electrical and plumbing is roughed in, and after all framing, fire-stopping, draft stopping and bracing are in place. 

  • Electrical Inspection: Performed prior to insulation and/or close-in.

  • Electrical Temporary Service (one ground rod minimum)

  • Electrical Permanent Service (two ground rods in place and panel is bonded)

  • Insulation Inspection (prior to covering/close-in): Insulation and air barrier; U-Value of windows; air sealing of all infiltration sources/penetrations in thermal envelope

  • Fire Separation in garage (required only if materials can not be verified at final)

  • Final Inspection: This inspection must receive final approval for the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy (when required) before the space can be occupied or used. This is the official end of the building permit process.

Inspection checklists

You may also wish to reference the checklists linked below.