Residential inspections are conducted after permits are issued for a construction project. This includes work being done on a single family home, one- and-two-family dwelling unit, or a townhome. Having work inspected lets everyone know that the work has been done safely and correctly.
Before Getting Started:
- When a final trade inspection is scheduled, any open inspection for that permit number will automatically be scheduled for the same date.
- Inspections scheduled out of sequence may result in the inspection being rejected with a reinspection fee charged.
- Before scheduling an insulation inspection, all other rough-in trade inspections must be approved. The insulation inspection will always be the last inspection scheduled after all other trade rough-ins have been approved.
To better manage your permits and inspections, please use the Permit and Development Portal.
Order of Inspections
Many projects require inspections to performed in a particular order. For example, prior to scheduling a framing inspection on your home, all trade and rough-in inspections must be approved.
Click here to learn more about the sequence of inspections.
Schedule, Reschedule, or Cancel an Inspection
To schedule, reschedule, or cancel an inspection please use the Permit and Development Portal.
After-hours inspections are only for non-emergencies, outside of normal business hours (8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.). A two-day noticed is preferred for this type of inspection, as they are scheduled based on staff availability.
Eligible Projects: new construction, alterations, interior completions, additions, change of use, shell buildings, single-family dwellings
- Applicants must have a valid permit before scheduling
- All work must be complete and ready for inspection
- A contractor representative must be on-site with plans, a permit card, and list of areas needing inspection
- Complete the After-hours inspection form, and submit:
- In-person | One Exchange Plaza, 4th floor
- Via email | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Via e-fax | 919-996-1831
- Within two business days, we will reach out to you to confirm the date and time of your inspection. We will also inform you of any associated fees.
- Pay your fees prior to the inspection. Fees can be paid over the phone or in-person.
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