Permit Inspections

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Inspections are an important component throughout the building cycle.   Inspections are performed during the project to ensure the structure is built to Building Code for building safety.   There are Standard Inspections, Requirements and Protocols, Reinspection Fees, and Owner Responsibilities for construction projects to be aware of.  The information on the tabs below is to help with understanding the basics.  

Skipping inspections can have a negative impact for your project.  Permits can be revoked and/or a Certificate of Occupancy can be denied.  Your inspection card will list the REQUIRED inspections for your project.

  1. Standard Resident Inspections
  2. Requirements and Protocols
  3. Property Owner Responsibility
  4. Reinspection Fees

Inspections are the formal evaluation performed at stages of construction to ensure Building Code compliance. Not all construction projects have the same scope of work, therefore will not have the same inspections.  The Plan Review process will determine which inspections are required for your project. However, there are Standard Inspections throughout stages of construction.  Listed below are the most common inspections. 

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Inspections are scheduled, M-F 8 am - 4 pm. (excluding weekends and holidays), by calling the inspection line 509-450-1117 directly.  We do not schedule same day Inspections. Due to heavy inspection loads, times cannot be requested or provided; you should allow the entire next business day for the inspection to be conducted and schedule your job accordingly. 

When requesting an inspection, you will be required to provide the following information:


  • Your name and phone number
  • Permit Number
  • Site Address
  • All types of inspections requested
  • Date requested


For Fire Marshal inspections, call 509-754-2011 Ext: 3006 to speak with the Fire Marshal directly.


To cancel or change an inspection, you must talk with a Permit Technician at 509-754-2011 Ext:  3001.

Depending on the time of year or weather, you can expect the inspection as early as 7:00 a.m. and by 5:00 p.m. on the arranged day. Schedule any subsequent work accordingly.