Footing Inspection

Footing inspections shall be made after the trenches are excavated, all grade stakes are installed, all reinforcing steel and supports are in place and appropriately tied, all necessary forms are in place and braced and before any concrete is placed.

Under-slab Inspection

Under-slab inspections, as appropriate, shall be made after all materials and equipment to be concealed by the concrete slab have been inspected and before any concrete is placed.

Foundation Inspection

Foundation and crawl space inspections shall be made after all foundation supports are installed.  This inspection is to check foundation supports, crawl space leveling, ground clearances, and positive drainage when required.

Rough-in Inspection

Rough-in inspections shall be made when all building framing parts of the electrical, plumbing, fire protection, or heating-ventilation or cooling system that will be hidden from view in the finished building have been placed but before any wall, ceiling finish or building insulation is installed.

Building Framing Inspection

Framing inspections shall be made after the roof, wall, ceiling and floor framing is complete with appropriate blocking, bracing and fire stopping in place and visible for inspection.

  1. Pipes;
  2. Chimneys and vents;
  3. Flashing for roofs, chimneys and wall openings;
  4. Insulation baffles; and
  5. All lintels that are required to be bolted to the framing for support shall not be covered by any exterior or interior wall or ceiling finish material before approval. Work may continue without approval for lintels supported on masonry or concrete.

Insulation Inspection

Insulation inspections shall be made after an approved building framing and rough-in inspection and after the permanent roof covering is installed, with all insulation and vapor retarders in place, but before any wall or ceiling covering is applied.

Fire Protection Inspection

Fire protection inspections shall be made in all buildings where any material is used for fire protection purposes.  The permit holder or his agent shall notify the inspection department after all fire protection materials are in place.  Fire protection materials shall not be concealed until inspected and approved by the code enforcement official.

Other Inspection

In addition to the called inspections above, the building department may make other inspections and/or spot checks to ascertain compliance with this code and other laws enforced by the building department.

Final Inspection

Final inspections shall be made for each trade after completion of the work authorized under the technical codes.

Inspection Request

It shall be the duty of the permit holder or his or her agent to notify our office when work is ready for inspection and to provide access to and means for inspection (including ladders as required) of the work for any inspections that are required by this code. Inspection requests received after 4:00 PM WILL NOT be scheduled for the following day. On-line requests must be made before 6:00 AM the day of the inspection.

Approval Required

Work shall not be done beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the code enforcement official.  The code enforcement official, upon notification, shall make the requested inspections and shall either indicate the portion of the construction that is satisfactory as completed, or shall notify the permit holder or an agent of the permit holder that the work fails to comply with the technical codes.  Any work that does not comply shall be corrected and shall not be covered or concealed until authorized by the code enforcement official.

Site Addresses

Addresses shall be provided for new buildings and posted in such a position to be plainly visible and legible from the street or road fronting the property.

Building Poster Card

The building permit poster card shall be kept on the site until the completion of the project.  The card shall be protected by a permit box or another weather type method.

Toilet Facility

Suitable toilet facilities shall be provided and maintained in a sanitary condition during construction.  There shall be at least one facility for every two connecting jobs.  The toilet should be at the job site on the foundation inspection.

Issuing Certificate of Occupancy

Upon satisfactory completion of a building and after the final inspection, the inspection department may issue a certificate of occupancy.  The certificate of occupancy shall state the occupancy may be safely occupied.

Special Note

If any person commences any work on a building or service system before obtaining the necessary permit, he shall be subject to a penalty as established by the local governing body. (Alamance County’s penalty is a double-fee).