Inspections : Commercial Construction

 Setback Inspection

Set backs are to be in accordance with zoning requirements for the parcel. Set back inspections are in conjunction with footing inspections and shall be inspected prior to the placement of concrete. 

Footing Inspection

All perimeter trenches and pier footings shall be clear of all debris, vegetation and roots. They shall also be clear of water and muck with grade stakes in place.

Plumbing Slab Inspection

All sewer and water lines shall be uncovered and under the required water head for test.

Electrical Slab Inspection

All conduits and/or raceways shall be inspected prior to backfill.

Building Slab Inspection

Area for slab shall be clear of all vegetation, topsoil and debris. Backfill shall be clear of all vegetation and foreign material, and compacted to assure uniform support of slab. An approved vapor barrier with joints lapped no less than 6 inches shall be in place and all required perimeter insulation shall be installed.

Foundation Inspection

The box (i.e. sills, anchorage, girders, floor joists) shall be in place without sheathing/decking. Inspection shall also include load bearing piers, foundation walls, reinforcement, pier cap requirements and grading of crawl space.

Sheathing Inspection

This is a nail off inspection of exterior wall sheathing to ensure proper type and installation of fasteners. 

Air Barrier Inspection

This inspection requires all windows, doors and air barrier to be properly installed and sealed.

Rough-In Inspections

Upon completion of all framing and dry in phase, the following inspections are required in no particular order:  

  • Mechanical Rough-in
  • Electrical Rough-in
  • Plumbing Rough-in
  • Gas Pressure Test
  • Pressure Test - Fire
  • Suppression System

Framing Inspection

Upon approval of all rough-ins, the framing inspection shall be requested.

Insulation Inspection

Upon approval of the framing inspection, the insulation shall be inspected and approved prior to covering.

Above Ceiling Inspections

Trades above ceiling are required to be inspected and approved prior to installation of ceiling tile.       

Sewer and Water Inspection

This inspection may be scheduled at any time during the construction process but is usually scheduled during the Rough-in phase of construction.

Final Trade Inspections

The following inspections are required in no particular order:

  • Plumbing Final
  • Gas Final
  • Mechanical Final - Hood Suppression
  • Mechanical Final - Sprinkler System
  • Mechanical Final - HVAC
  • Electrical Final

Final Zoning Site Inspection (As Applicable)

This inspection shall be requested and approved prior to requesting a building final inspection. Work to be completed at this time includes all items on the approved site plan.

Building Final Inspection

Upon approval of the aforementioned inspections, a building final inspection shall be requested. If the site is on a private septic system and /or well, an approval from the Health Department must be received in this office prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. If Special or Third Party Inspections apply, a Final Statement of Special Inspections is required to be submitted and approved prior to the building final inspection being scheduled. 

General Notes:

Inspection requests must be made by 3:30 pm in order to be placed on the following day’s work schedule.

Inspections shall be requested by contacting 514-4150 or faxing 514-4199 or emailing [email protected] 

The following information shall be provided for each request:

  • Permit number
  • Address of inspection including suite or apartment number
  • Type of inspection
  • Phone numbe
  • Point of contact

If approved, the commercial inspection process may be phased in quadrants, floors or sections of a structure.  As a result, partial inspections may be requested and more than one of each type of inspection may be required.