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Building Inspection Services

Building Inspection Services

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When is an Inspection required?

  • Footing and foundation inspection.  Footing and foundation inspections shall be made after excavations for footings are complete and any required reinforcing steel is in place.  For Concrete foundations, any required forms shall be in place prior to inspection.  Materials for the foundation shall be on the job, except where concrete is ready mixed in accordance with ASTM C 94, the concrete need not be on the job.
  • Concrete slab and under-floor inspection.  Concrete slab and under-floor inspections shall be made after in-slab or under-floor reinforcing steel and building service equipment, conduit, piping accessories and other ancillary equipment items are in place, but before any concrete is placed or floor sheathing installed, including the subfloor.

  • Lowest floor elevation.  In flood hazard areas, upon placement of the lowest floor, including the basement, and prior to further vertical construction, the elevation certification shall be submitted to the building official.

  • Frame inspection.  Framing inspections shall be made after the roof deck or sheathing, all framing, fire-blocking and bracing are in place and pipes, chimneys and vents to be concealed are complete and the rough electrical, plumbing, heating wires, pipes and ducts are approved.
  • Lath and gypsum board inspection.  Lath and gypsum board inspections shall be made after lathing and gypsum board, interior and exterior, is in place, but before any plastering is applied or gypsum board joints and fasteners are taped and finished.  (EXCEPTION:  Gypsum board that is not part of a fire-resistance-rated assembly or a shear assembly.)

  • Fire-resistant penetrations.  Protection of joints and penetrations in fire-resistance-rated assemblies shall not be concealed from view until inspected and approved.

  • Energy efficiency inspections.  Inspections shall be made to determine compliance, but not limited to, inspections for: envelope insulation R and U values, fenestration value, duct system R value, and HVAC and water-heating equipment efficiency.
  • Other inspections.  In addition to the inspections specified above, the building official is authorized to make or require other inspections of any construction work to ascertain compliance with the provisions of the adopted building codes and other laws that are enforced by the Land Development Office.

  • Final Inspection.  The final inspection shall be made after all work required by the building permit is completed.

 How do I schedule an inspection?


You may call our automated system at (423) 643-5879 or you may submit requests for inspections on our Citizen Gateway.  You will need your permit number in order to schedule inspections.  

Dottie Brewer