Inspections Required

  • The General Contractor or the person that the Building Permit was issued to must make all inspection requests. (Footings, Foundations, Rough-Ins, Insulation, and Final for C.O.). Electrical, Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors will be responsible to notify the General Contractor when ready for Rough-In, Final, and other inspections.
  • A minimum of one (1) day notice is required for all inspections.
  • All inspection s must be called in by the correct address and permit number.
  • Building Permit Cards must be posted and building plan s must be available at the jobsite or the inspection will not be performed and a

    $60.00 PENALTY FEE WILL BE CHARGED

    .
  • Inspection results will be recorded with the permit card.
  • Calls to the inspection department concerning the status of inspections are discouraged. Check permit card at jobsite for inspection results or check permitting website.
  • Priorities for daily inspections will be as follows:
  1. Concrete pours. (i.e. footing and slabs).
  2. Open ditches that are a potential danger to the public. (i.e. water & sewer lines and underground electrical)
  3. Foundations.
  4. Restoration of Electrical Service to existing buildings.
  5. Mechanical Change-Outs I Repairs during extreme weather conditions.

1. FOOTING INSPECTION


Footing inspection shall be made after the trenches are excavated, all grade stakes are installed, all reinforcing steel and supports are in place and tied, and all necessary forms bulkheads are in place and braced, before any concrete is placed. Setbacks will be checked for conformance to the zoning ordinance.

NOTE: TEMPORARY POLE INSPECTION: To be made in conjunction with the Footing or
Foundation Inspection. In order to erect a temporary pole prior to a footing or foundation inspection an electrical permit for the temporary pole must be obtained.

NOTE: Toilet facilities for workers shall be provided as per Section 311 of the NC Plumbing Code.

2. UNDER SLAB INSPECTION, (AS APPROPRIATE)


Under-slab inspection, as appropriate, shall be made after all materials and equipment to be concealed by the concrete slab are completed.

3. SLAB INSPECTION, (AS APPROPRIATE)
Slab inspection shall be made after all forms have been placed, all crushed stone, a vapor barrier, all reinforcing steel with supports and ties and/or all welded wire fabric is installed when required but before any concrete is placed.

Exception: Inspection is not required for driveway slabs, patio slabs, and walkways, etc., which are considered as non-habitable spaces.

4. FOUNDATION INSPECTION, CRAWL SPACE


Foundation and crawl space inspections shall be made after all foundation supports are installed and before backfill is placed. (Install treated seal plate and all anchor bolts as appropriate.)

5. BUILDING FRAMING/ROUGH-IN INSPECTION


Building framing/rough-in inspections shall be made when parts of the electrical, plumbing, fire protection, heating-ventilation or cooling system that will be hidden from view in the finished building have been placed, but before any wall, ceiling finish, or building insulation is installed.

**NOTE: When a construction project requires all four disciplines, i.e., Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical installations, each discipline will be inspected simultaneously, during one inspection trip. Inspection requests should not be made unless each discipline is ready for a rough-in inspection.

Building Framing



Framing inspections shall be made after the roof (excluding permanent roof covering), wall, ceiling, and floor framing is complete with appropriate blocking, bracing and fire stopping in place. The following items must be in place and visible for inspection:
  • Pipes;
  • Chimneys and vents;
  • Flashing for roofs, and chimneys o Insulation baffles;
  • All lintels required to be bolted to the framing for support and shall not be covered by any exterior or interior wall or ceiling finish material before approval. Work may continue without approval for lintels supported on masonry or concrete.
  • Pre-Fab Fireplace is installed per MFG instructions and all required venting installed.

Electrical Rough-In



  • After all wiring, has been installed, all joints properly made, all panel boards installed. Firestopping and draftstopping must be installed; all underground electrical wiring and conduit must be inspected for proper burial depth before being covered.

Plumbing Rough-In



  • After all piping is installed and all joints properly made;
  • Drain and water supply lines installed and tested as appropriate.
  • Firestopping, draftstopping and rodent proofing as necessary;
  • All underground piping must be inspected for proper burial depth before being covered.

Mechanical Rough-In



  • When mechanical boots are installed;
  • Supply and return duct (where it will be enclosed) installed; o Drains and refrigerant lines installed in areas to be enclosed; o Gas piping installed and tested as appropriate;
  • Venting for gas appliances installed.

6. INSULATION INSPECTION


Insulation inspections shall be made after an approved building framing and rough-in inspection and after the permanent roof covering is installed, with all insulation and vapor retarders in place but before any wall or ceiling covering is applied.

NOTE: WATER/SEWER LINE INSPECTION. After water/sewer lines from the house to the utility connection have been made and before covering.

7. FINAL INSPECTION


Final inspections shall be made for each trade after completion of the work authorized under the technical codes.

**NOTE: When a construction project requires all four disciplines, i.e., Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical installations, each discipline will be inspected simultaneously, during one inspection trip. Inspection requests should not be made unless each discipline is ready for a final inspection.

  • Building Final

    • After all construction is completed and street numbers are installed;
  • Electrical Final

    • After all fixtures are in place and properly connected, including heating unit, air conditioning, water heater and all fans.
  • Plumbing Final

    • After all fixtures are in place and properly connected; o Water and sewer connected.
  • Mechanical Final

    • When all units are in place and properly connected & vented as required.


Other Inspections


COURTESY INSPECTIONS


May be requested such as but not limited to: Open-Floor, Damp-proofing, Waterproofing, and Drainage. Etc.

TEMPORARY UTILITY SERVICE INSPECTION


The following items must be completed prior to a temporary utility service inspection.

  • Complete temporary power form and pay all fees.
  • All sheetrock must be installed.
  • Only one BREAKER installed on a designated circuit will be allowed and must be GFCI protected.
  • Must have disconnects and overload protections installed for heating system.
  • All loose wires must be made safe by tying or strapping in the lighting panel box.
  • Applicant shall assume the responsibility to alert personnel working in the residents of the energized electrical system.

**The Following Regulations are Enforced:



  • Prior approval must be obtained from the Electrical Inspector before storing furniture, boxes and/or other combustible materials.
  • Structure is not to be occupied until a Certificate of Occupancy/Compliance is issued. Any infraction of this rule will result in forfeiture of temporary power privileges; and further, any future request for temporary utility will be prohibited.
  • An extension of time may be granted by the Electrical Inspector for completion of construction if it deems necessary.

PERMANENT UTILITY SERVICE INSPECTION


The following items must be completed prior to a permanent utility service inspection.

  • Complete permanent power form and pay fees. 
  • All sheetrock must be installed.
  • All portions of the electrical system shall be complete and physically protected to meet the applicable requirements of the current National Electrical Code. (100% completed)
  • The applicant shall assume the responsibility to alert personnel working in the residents of the energized electrical system.

**The Following Regulations are Enforced:



  • Prior approval must be obtained from Electrical Inspector before storing furniture, boxes and/or other combustible materials.
  • Structure is not to be occupied until a Ce11ificate of Occupancy/Compliance is issued. Any infraction of this rule will result in forfeiture of permanent power privilege s; and further, any future request for permanent utility will be prohibited.
  • An extension of time may be granted by the Electrical inspector for completion of construction if it deems necessary.