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Inspections During Construction

What do I need to know once my project is in process or ready for inspection?

  • The permit card should be prominently displayed until all work is completed and approved.
  • The work must be started within 180 days from the date of the permit and completed within one year of the date of the permit.
  • Approved plans should be on the job site at all times.
  • When inspections are required, please call seventy-two hours in advance. The inspection phone number and the name of your inspector will be found on your permit.
  • Building inspections are required for:
    • Footers
    • Foundations
    • Rough framing, electrical, plumbing and mechanical
    • Fire stopping
    • Insulation
    • Drywall
    • Project completion (Certificate of Occupancy)

  • To receive a Certificate of Occupancy, please make an inspection request three weeks in advance
  • Electrical and plumbing inspections are required for rough-in (before wall, floor, ceiling, closure). Note: work done without a permit or that fails to call for a rough-in inspection may require the work to be reopened to complete this inspection.
  • Heating inspections are required after the work is finished
  • If you change contractors during the course of your project, new permits must be obtained by the new contractor.