Types of Required Inspections

A Combination Building Inspector inspects all construction in the city (building, electrical, plumbing and heating systems).

Depending on the type and extent of the work, the following minimum inspections are required:

Foundations Inspection

Foundations inspections are to be performed after excavation for footings are complete, and all form boards are in place. Also, required anchor bolts and steel reinforcements to be set in place prior to pouring concrete.

Under-Concrete-Slab or Under Floor

Any electrical or plumbing systems to be placed underneath concrete slabs, or beneath the wood floors must be inspected prior to placing cement or floor sheathing. Any raised foundation systems must have the floor joist and girders inspected prior to installing floor sheathing.

Under Floor Insulation or Vapor Barriers for Concrete Slab

Under floor insulation for raised foundations must be inspected prior to installing sub-floors. Moisture vapor barrier must be inspected for slabs prior to pouring concrete.

Rough Electrical, Plumbing and Heating

The electrical, plumbing and heating systems must be installed and approved prior to framing inspection.

Framing Inspection

The framing inspection is to be performed after the roof framing, wall framing, fire blocking, wall bracing, doors, windows, flashings, attic / floor vents, and chimneys are complete.

Energy and Insulation Inspections

In addition to the framing inspection, all insulation, windows, electrical, plumbing and heating systems must meet the energy requirements according to the energy calculations submitted with the approved plans. Do not remove manufacture labels on windows until the inspection approvals are given. All insulation and caulking must be inspected and approved prior to concealing.

Lath and Drywall Inspection

Lath and drywall inspections are to be performed after all lath and drywall is in place but before any plaster is applied or before gypsum wallboard joints and fasteners are taped and finished.

Final Inspection

Final inspection is required when the work is completed. The sign-off is the last step prior to issuance of Certificate of Occupancy (CFO) on brand new construction. Additional department (i.e. Planning, Fire, or Public Works) finals may be required prior to building final.