Inspection & Certificate of Occupancy Processes

  1. General
  2. Required Inspections by Project Type
  3. Scheduling Inspections
  4. COs & COCs

General Requirements for All Inspections

Before scheduling any inspections, please be aware of the following requirements:

  • The permit must be prominently displayed.
  • For all building/structural inspections, the approved plans must be on site for the inspector’s use
  • A not-ready fee may be charged if the work to be inspected is not complete when the inspector arrives
  • A re-inspection fee may be charged for third and subsequent inspections of the same type

Inspection Process Steps

  • After the permit has been issued, the homeowner/contractor may begin the work
  • If changes occur during the course of construction, an amendment or revision may be required.
  • At various points along the way, the homeowner/contractor schedules an inspection to verify that the work has been done in compliance with the approved construction documents and the code.
  • Inspections can be scheduled up to five days in advance
  • The inspector will review the work and either approves the inspection or notes defects for the homeowner/contractor to fix, and leave an inspection result ticket on the job site
  • If the same inspection fails twice, there may be a re-inspection fee for the third inspection
  • The homeowner/contractor can view the results and/or comments of the inspections here on the website
  • The homeowner/contractor makes the noted corrections and calls for a re-inspection
  • Once the inspector is satisfied that the work is complete and code compliant (i.e. approves the inspection), the construction can advance to the next phase
  • After all of the work is completed, the homeowner/contractor schedules a final inspection