permits & inspection process
OFFICE HOURS: M – F, 8:00 to 4:30
1. One complete set of construction drawings, Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing.
2. A Licensed architect or licensed professional engineer shall prepare the construction documents under the Architects Licensure Law, or the Engineer, Land surveyor and Geologist Registration Law.
3. The Construction documents shall
include the following:
4. Site Plan to include the following:
1. FOOTING INSPECTION: is to be performed after footing is dug with chairs and rods in place and before concrete is poured.
2. FOUNDATION INSPECTION: is to be performed before framing work begins or backfill is installed. Grease traps (if applicable), cleanouts, foundation and building drains must be in place; foundation coating must be applied, anchor bolts and top plate shall be installed. All underground plumbing, mechanical and electrical trenching must remain open and all piping, sleeves and/or conduit required for underground utilities shall be in place. The permit applicant is required to call 48 hours in advance of desired inspection date.
3. FRAMING INSPECTION: is to be performed before insulation is installed and after all rough-in work is complete on plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. Note: the framing may not be approved until the plumbing, electrical and mechanical rough-in work has been approved.
4. FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS: is to be performed after fire alarm systems and/or fire suppression systems are installed and functioning. The Department of Permits, Licensing and Inspections has the option to accept installation and test certificates from the installing contractor(s) in lieu of witnessing the testing of fire protections systems. Please note that, if they were not submitted with the initial application, shop drawings must be submitted for review and approval at least two weeks before the projected installation date.
5. FINAL BUILDING INSPECTION: is to be performed after all items pertaining to the issued building permit have been completed. These items include, but are not limited to:
a. Electrical work
The permit applicant is required to call requesting
an inspection two weeks in advance of desired final
1. Plan(s) showing to scale the size and location of all new construction and existing structures on the site. Distances from lot lines, established street grades and the proposed finished grades. Site plan shall be drawn in accordance with an accurate boundary line survey. Note: The site plan shall be done by a registered land surveyor and the drawing(s) shall be signed and sealed by said land surveyor.
2. One complete set of construction drawings, Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing.
• Isometric diagram of potable water supply system
with fixtures, locations and WSFU values.
• Location and size of equipment
• Location of electrical devices: lighting, receptacles,
switches, equipment, appliances, transformers, panels