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City Departments

Types of Inspections

Foundation Inspection

Forms in place. Property lines indicated (pins exposed, site lines drawn). Footings dug to plan. Reinforcing steel placed and secured. Slab-on-grade floors in dwellings, vapor barrier and reinforcing wire in place and sand, graded to proper slab thickness. Vapor barrier and reinforcing wire is also required on garage floors and patios when attached to a dwelling. Grounding electrode in footing, if applicable.

Under Floor Inspection

Drain lines, water lines, gas piping in place. Water tests on drain and water lines. Under/in-slab plumbing inspection is required prior to foundation inspection. On wood floor structures the under floor framing and under floor plumbing inspection is performed at the same time. Also, duct work or any electrical circuits or bonds must be installed if it is going under the floor. A sewer and water line inspection must be made before sewer and water lines are covered.

Roof Sheathing Inspection

Roof sheathing installed and nailed to code. Nailing and materials will be inspected prior to applying roofing covering.

Framing Inspection

Framing completed, roof on, exterior of building weather-proofed. Rough wiring installed with bonding and grounding completed. Distribution panels in place. Rough plumbing installed. Water pressure or air test on water lines, water test on drain line above first floor. Shower pans installed and water test on, if applicable. Roof jacks in place. Gas vents, combustion air ducts, and attic vents installed. Heating and cooling ducts installed and insulated. No wall or attic insulation installed. Infiltration control complete, i.e., sealing penetrations in plates, corner studs, around doors and windows.

Insulation Inspection

All insulation installed per energy code and plans, except blown insulation in attic.

Sheetrock Nail Inspection

Drywall (sheetrock) on walls and ceiling nailed, but not taped. Shower backing materials in and water proofed.

Gas Tests

A pressure test on gas line consisting of 10 pounds of pressure holding for a minimum of 15 minutes with no pressure drop. This test to be done after sheetrock is installed, but before final inspection.

Electrical Inspection

Fixture hung. Electric outlets in place. Meter service ready for connection. Electricity must be on prior to final inspection. Temporary electric for construction must be protected by GFCI.

Final Inspection

Building complete and ready for occupancy. Building cannot be occupied before final inspection. All electrical equipment installed. Plumbing fixtures installed. Address numbers on building. Lots graded. Gas equipment installed and vents in place. On new buildings, Engineering Department sign off required. Gas service will be approved when building is finaled. Exterior landings and stairs installed.

Inspection requests can be made by calling the 24-Hour Inspection Request Line at (209) 831-6440. You will be asked to provide your building permit number and the 3 digit inspection code for the type of inspection needed.

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