Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017
Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 11 – 7 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 Article 11.2. Department of Inspections | CHAPTER 11. BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE Sec. 11.2.3. Oversight Not to Legalize Violation B. Calls for Inspection 1. When work is ready for inspection, requests for inspections shall be made to the office of the Department of Inspections. The Department of Inspections shall give priority to those requests where delays would possibly create or prolong hazardous situations or would possibly be detrimental to the work, including but not limited to foundations, poured-in-place concrete structural elements, and electrical inspections necessary before accidentally disconnected electrical installations can be reenergized. It is the intent of this section that inspections be made as soon as practicable after requests are received, with standing priority inspections, an obligation to honor the chronological order of requests received, and the necessity for scheduling an efficient route and sequence of inspections. 2. Reinspections shall be made as soon as practicable subject to the completion of inspections for which requests had theretofore been received. No work shall be inspected or approved until it is in a proper and completed condition ready for inspection. All work which has been concealed before the inspection and approval shall be uncovered at the request of the department of inspection, at no expense to an inspector, the department of inspection, or the City, and shall be placed in condition for proper inspection. Approval or rejection of the work shall be furnished by the department of inspection in the form of a notice posted at the site or written notice given to the permit holder or to his agent. Failure to call for inspections or proceedings without approval of each stage of construction shall be deemed a violation of this chapter. 3. The provisions of this subsection relating to requests for inspections shall apply to the administration of all of the technical codes adopted in this chapter. Sec. 11.2.3. Oversight Not to Legalize Violation No oversight or dereliction of duty or issuance of a permit on the part of any inspector or other official or employee of the Department of Inspections shall be deemed to legalize or waive the violation of any provisions of the Code of the City of Raleigh or the laws of the State of North Carolina. Sec. 11.2.4. Administrative Liability No officer, agent or employee of the City shall render himself personally liable for any damage that may accrue to persons or property as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his duties under this chapter. Sec. 11.2.5. City Liability This chapter shall not be construed to relieve from or lessen the responsibility or liability of any party owning, operating, controlling or installing any electric wiring, devices, appliances, or equipment for damages to persons or property caused by any defect therein nor shall the City be held as assuming any such liability by reason of the inspection or the examination authorized herein or the certificate therefor issued as provided here, or by reason of the approval of any materials, devices, appliances or equipment authorized here.