The Inspection Process

Inspections are a very important part of the permit process. Inspections are conducted by licensed building inspectors who check each phase of construction and make certain that the work conforms to the building codes, the permit, and the approved plans.

When an inspection is required

Is it the responsibility of the permit holder to notify the Building Department when a required inspection is needed. Approved building plans must be available on site. We require 24 hours notice to schedule inspections.

Required Inspections

Inspection Type
Time of Inspection
Chimney / fireplace fire box / throat chimney height
At completion
Damp proofing / curtain drain
Before backfill
Before concrete is poured
Framing / fire stopping
After approval of mechanical and electrical)
After approval of framing / fire stopping
Before concrete is poured
As needed

Certificate of Occupancy / Final Inspection
  • Electrical
  • Heating / cooling
  • Plumbing
  • Structural (as-built plot plans must be submitted prior to inspection)
Rough In
  • Electrical (includes all underground piping)
  • Heating / cooling (includes underground tanks and piping)
  • Plumbing (includes all underground piping)

Other Inspections

Any inspection deemed necessary to determine compliance with building code and other laws and ordinances enforced by the Building Department.


Occupancy or use of any new structure or addition prior to issuance of a certificate of use and occupancy is a violation of the basic building code and is punishable by fines of up to $500 per day.