Inspections

Periodic inspections are required on projects in order to verify compliance with the Florida Building Code and the City approved building plans. Same day inspections can be scheduled prior to 8 AM. Inspections scheduled after 8 a.m. will be set up for the following day. See below for a list of common inspections:
  • Foundation inspection(s). To be made after trenches are excavated and forms erected and shall at a minimum include the following building components:
    • Stem-wall
    • Monolithic slab-on-grade
    • Footers / grade beams
  • Plumbing Rough-In. To be made after trenches or ditches are excavated, piping installed, and before any backfill is put in place.
  • Electrical Underground inspection. To be made after trenches or ditches are excavated, conduit or cable installed, and before any backfill is put in place.
  • Gas Underground inspection. To be made after all new piping authorized by the permit has been installed, and before any such piping has been covered or concealed or any fixtures or gas appliances have been connected.
  • Sheathing inspection. To be made either as part of a dry-in inspection or done separately at the request of the contractor after all roof and wall sheathing and fasteners are complete and shall at a minimum include the following building components:
    • Roof sheathing
    • Wall sheathing
    • Sheathing fasteners
    • Roof / wall dry-in.
  • Plumbing Stack Out. To be made after the roof, framing, fire blocking and bracing is in place and all soil, waste and vent piping is complete, and prior to this installation of wall or ceiling membranes.
  • Mechanical Rough-in inspection. To be made after the roof, framing, fire blocking and bracing are in place and all ducting, and other concealed components are complete, and prior to the installation of wall or ceiling membranes.
  • Electrical Rough-in inspection. To be made after the roof, framing, fire blocking and bracing is in place and prior to the installation of wall or ceiling membranes.
  • Gas Rough-in inspection. To be made after all piping authorized by the permit has been installed and after all portions which are to be concealed by plastering or otherwise have been so concealed, and before any fixtures or gas appliances have been connected. This inspection shall include a pressure test.
  • Framing inspection. To be made after the roof, all framing, fire blocking and bracing is in place, all concealing wiring, all pipes, chimneys, ducts and vents are complete and shall at a minimum include the following building components:
    • Window / door framing
    • Vertical cells / columns
    • Lintel / tie beams
    • Framing / trusses / bracing / connectors
    • Draft stopping / fire blocking
    • Curtain wall framing
    • Energy insulation
    • Accessibility
    • Brick Ties if applicable.
  • Roofing inspection. Shall at a minimum include the following building components:
    • Dry-in
    • Roof coverings
    • Flashing
  • Firewall Inspection. To be made upon installation of all assembly components, prior to any drywall finishes.
  • Early Power inspection. To be made after the building is nearing completion, all required electrical equipment is in place and properly connected or protected, and all wiring is safe.
  • Plumbing Final inspection. To be made after the building is complete, all plumbing fixtures are in place and properly connected, and the structure is ready for occupancy.
  • Mechanical Final inspection. To be made after the building is complete, the mechanical system is in place and properly connected, and the structure is ready for occupancy.
  • Electrical Final inspection. To be made after the building is complete, all required electrical fixtures are in place and properly connected or protected, and the structure is ready for occupancy. Power shall be on for the Electrical Final inspection.
  • Gas Final inspection. To be made on all new gas work authorized by the permit and such portions of existing systems as may be affected by new work or any changes, to ensure compliance with all the requirements of this code and to assure that the installation and construction of the gas system is in accordance with reviewed plans.
  • Sewer Inspection. To be made after trenches or ditches are excavated, piping installed, and before any backfill is put in place.
  • Final inspection. To be made after the building is completed and ready for occupancy.
  • Swimming pool inspection. First inspection to be made after excavation and installation of reinforcing steel, bonding and main drain, and prior to placing of concrete.

    Final inspection to be made when the swimming pool is complete and all required enclosure requirements are in place.
  • Demolition inspections. First inspection to be made after all utility connections have been disconnected and secured in such manner that no unsafe or unsanitary conditions shall exist during or after demolition operations.

    Final inspection to be made after all demolition work is completed.