During the construction of your project, on-site inspections will be conducted to ensure that approved materials are properly used and the work is performed according to the approved job plans. Any work or materials that are not up to code will need to be corrected and re-inspected. The inspections are for the owners and/or occupant's health and safety, as well as protecting your investment.
Inspection Request Line - (916) 727-4750
Our 24-hour voice mail system allows you to schedule building inspections 24-hours a day, 7 days a week by calling (916) 727-4750.
Building inspection requests received by 4:00 p.m. on a business day will be scheduled for the next business day. Inspection requests received after 4:00 p.m. will be scheduled for the second business day. Inspections can be requested for a morning inspection (8:30 a.m. - Noon) or an afternoon inspection (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.).
Every effort is made to accommodate each request but sometimes due to staff work loads the schedules may need to be altered.
You may call the Building and Safety Division at (916) 727-4760 on the day of your scheduled inspection between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. to find out your placement on the inspectors' route. Please note, we cannot tell you an actual time an inspector will be at the job site.
On the inspection request line, please be prepared to leave the following information:
Address of job
Type of inspection requested: rough frame, foundation, roof nail,
Requested date for inspection
Time preference -- A.M. or P.M.
Below is information on common types of inspections
Foundation inspection: To 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. All materials for the foundation shall be on the job, except where concrete is ready mixed in accordance with approved nationally recognized standards, the concrete need not be on the job. Where the foundation is to be constructed of approved treated wood, additional inspections may be required by the building official.
Concrete slab or under-floor inspection: To be made after all in-slab or under-floor 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 sub-floor.
Frame inspection: To be made after the roof, all framing, fire blocking and bracing are in place and all pipes, chimneys and vents are complete and the rough electrical, plumbing and heating wires, pipes and ducts are approved.
Lath or gypsum board inspection: To be made after all lathing and gypsum board, interior and exterior, is in place, but before any plastering is applied or before gypsum board joints and fasteners are taped and finished.
Final inspection: To be made after finish grading and the building is completed and ready for occupancy.
Building inspections can include the following:
- Rough frame
- Drywall nail/screw
- Roof nail, truss/frame
Roofing inspections can include the following:
- Pre-inspection (overlay)
- Roof deck (nail) inspection
- Final inspection
Plumbing inspections can include the following:
- Rough plumbing/DWV
- Ground plumbing
- Water service
- Sewer test
- Gas test
- Gas meter tag
- Water heater
Mechanical inspections can include the following:
- Rough mechanical
Electrical inspections can include the following:
- Rough electrical
- Temporary power
- Sub panel
- Service panel change out
- Meter tag
Miscellaneous inspections can include the following:
- Mobile home
- Project final