Typical Inspections

Temporary Pole

Temporary Pole shall be constructed to meet utility company standards and latest edition of the National Electrical Code.

Footing Inspection

To be made after the trenches are excavated, all grade stakes are installed, reinforcing steel and supports are in place and appropriately tied, all necessary forms are in place and braced and before any concrete is placed.

Note: Deck footings may be requested as a separate inspection or with other building trade request.

Foundation Inspection

To be made after all foundation supports are installed. This inspection is to check foundation supports, vents, crawl space leveling, ground clearances, and positive drainage, where required.

Note: Basement waterproofing installed shall be left open for the purpose of inspection. Water-proofing may be requested as a separate inspection or with other building trade inspections.

Under Slab Inspection/(Habitable Space) As Appropriate

To be made after all forms have been placed, concealed electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning facilities inspected, all crushed stone, a vapor barrier, all reinforcing steel with supports tied and/or all welded wire fabric is installed when required but before any concrete is placed.


Inspection is not required for driveway slabs, carport slabs, walks, etc, which are considered as non-habitable spaces.

Electrical Rough-In

To be made when all wiring, boxes, and panelboards have been installed. All connections are ready for the finished product.

Plumbing Rough-In

All parts of the plumbing system which can be completed prior to the installation of fixtures. This includes drainage, water supply, water tests, vent piping, and the necessary fixture supports.

Mechanical Rough-In

Mechanical rough-in shall be considered complete when all boots, gas piping, mechanical ventilation and concealed ducts have been installed and approved.

Framing Inspection

To be made after all rough-in inspections have been approved, and all roof, wall, ceiling, and floor framing is complete with appropriate blocking, bracing and fire stopping in place. The following items should be in place and visible for inspection:

  • Pipes
  • Chimneys and vents
  • Flashing for roofs, chimneys and wall openings
  • Insulation baffles
  • All lintels required to be bolted to the framing for support shall not be covered by any exterior or interior wall or ceiling finish material before approval. Work may continue without approval for lintels which are bolted and supported on masonry or concrete.

Insulation Inspection

To be made after an approved building framing inspection, with all insulation and vapor barriers in place but before any wall or ceiling covering is applied.

Electrical Final

To be requested by the electrical contractor when the wiring system is complete and ready to be energized.

Plumbing Final

All distribution pipes, fixtures, traps, waste and vent pipes, building drains and building sewers including their respective connections and devices are complete. To be requested by the plumbing contractor.

Mechanical Final

To be made when the mechanical system is complete and all manufacturers instructions have been followed. Mechanical contractor to request inspection and supply all required manufacturers installation instructions.

Final Building Inspection

All landscaping and drainage requirements have been met and the building or structure is completed, ready for occupancy.

Other Inspections

In addition to the called inspections above, the inspection department may make or request any other inspections to ascertain compliance with this Code and other laws enforced by the Inspection Department. (G.S. 153A-360, 160A-420)

Note: The building placard is to be posted in a conspicuous location to identify project location and to record inspection results. The building placard shall be protected from outside elements and remain posted until project completion. All inspection requests shall be scheduled for next day service. No persons may occupy any dwelling until a Certificate of Occupancy has been issued.