Inspection Schedule

 

STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION

INSPECTIONS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

 NOTE: for ALL inspections the Building Permit(s) shall be posted in plain sight; the property address &/or lot number shall be posted in plain sight; all required Erosion & Sediment Controls shall be installed & maintained; approved plans shall be on site & available for review; ALL work shall be approved before proceeding to the next inspection.

1st Footing

Performed prior to placing concrete. Footing excavations dug and free of loose dirt with bottom reasonably level. Grade stakes and step down bulkheads installed. Property lines shall be marked.

2nd Projection (extra fee if not combined with the box/foundation)

Performed when a minimum of two (2) courses of masonry is complete and the top of the footing is clean of all debris and anchor straps installed if applicable.

3rd Foundation/Box (could be Slab)

Performed prior to installing subfloor. Blockwork complete with crawl space graded and free from all vegetation. First floor framing installed and anchored.

4th Sheathing

Performed after ALL exterior wall sheathing is installed. All braced wall blocking, hold-downs or other anchors installed.

5th Window & Door Flashing (extra fee if not combined with the rough-in)

Performed  after sheathing; may be performed with rough-in inspection; windows & doors shall be “flashed” in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

6th Rough–in

Performed prior to installing insulation. Rough framing complete with windows and exterior doors set. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough–in work complete with required pressure test on plumbing and gas piping. (If any fireplaces, installation manual must be on the jobsite for this inspection)

7th Insulation

Performed prior to installation of wallboard or other finishes.

8th Final

All work complete with structure ready for final occupancy and use. Final grading and landscaping complete and, where applicable, best management practices as required by the Chesapeake Bay Act in place and approved. Floor finishes may be waived by the Director of Inspections.

 

OPTIONAL TRIP FEES: (Requires an additional $75.00 fee per inspection)

Projection – Performed when a minimum of two (2) courses of masonry is complete and footing clean of all debris and anchor straps installed if applicable. Unless requested, this work will be inspected as part of the box/foundation inspection without additional charge. Permit posted on site with Erosion and Sediment controls in place and maintained with a copy of approved construction documents on site.

Flashing – Performed  after sheathing; may be performed with rough-in inspection; windows & doors shall be “flashed” in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Permit posted on site with Erosion and Sediment controls in place and maintained with a copy of approved construction documents on site.

Fireplace — Performed prior to installation of profile. Brick and blockwork complete from foundation through setting of first flue tile. Dampet shall be installed and throat of chimney parged. Unless requested this work will be inspected as part of the rough-in inspection without additional charge. Permit posted on site with Erosion and Sediment controls in place and maintained with a copy of approved construction documents on site.

 

NOTE: All work for each stage of construction shall be completed prior to making inspection requests. A trip fee of seventy five dollars ($75.00), shall be charged for extra inspection trips and one hundred twenty five dollars ($125.00) for re-inspections due to situations as prescribed in Section 4-8.M of the County Code.

 

Taking occupancy BEFORE a CERTIFICATE of OCCUPANCY is issued is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

 Violations SHALL be deemed a misdemeanor!

 
About IOW County
AFDAC
Assessments
Athletics and Sports
BUDGET DOCUMENTS
Board of Supervisors
BZA
Citizen Self Service
Commission on Aging
County Fair
County TV
Elections
HARC
Hurricane
FOIA Requests
IOW Home Page
IOW Home Page
IWAlert
Map Gallery
Newcomers Guide
Nike Park SK8
Pay Animal Services
Pay Emergency Services
Pay for Permit/Inspection
Pay Taxes
Pay Water Bill
Pet License
Planning Commission
Property Map
Public Records
Purchasing
Recreation
Surplus Items
Transportation
Wetlands Board

Novus BoardWeb
Employee Portal

A community of CHOICE committed to excellence.