Fac­tors for Inspection

Out­lined below are the fac­tors for inspec­tion for all res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial construction.

You must pro­vide the per­mit num­ber and the job address to request an inspec­tion. It is your respon­si­bil­i­ty to call the Build­ing Depart­ment when your project is ready for inspec­tion. The con­trac­tor and/​or prop­er­ty own­er is required to be present on site when the inspec­tion is con­duct­ed. If no one can be on site dur­ing the inspec­tion, please resched­ule. The inspec­tion will not be con­duct­ed if no one is present. 

Inspec­tions are required as follows:

  1. Foot­ers: Before con­crete is poured, then a final inspection.

  2. Foun­da­tions and crawl area: Before con­crete floors are poured or wood floor built, then a final inspection.

  3. All rough-in fram­ing, plumb­ing, heat­ing and wiring: Before it is cov­ered up, then a final inspection. 

  4. Roof: After tear-off, then a final inspec­tion. Ice and water shield is required and must be inspected.

  5. When upgrad­ing elec­tri­cal or new ser­vice: An inspec­tion is required before Amer­i­can Elec­tric Pow­er will con­nect. *Note – Ser­vice pan­el cov­er must be off for this inspection.

  6. When chang­ing win­dow or door sizes: An inspec­tion is required dur­ing the job after old win­dows and doors are removed.

  7. Final inspec­tions: Required for all jobs. All new struc­tures and room addi­tions are required to obtain a Cer­tifi­cate of Occu­pan­cy” from the City of Mar­i­on Build­ing Depart­ment before the struc­ture may be occu­pied. All work inspect­ed must be in accor­dance with cur­rent build­ing codes before a Cer­tifi­cate of Occu­pan­cy” will be issued.

See the con­tact below to sched­ule an inspec­tion. A 24-hour notice is required, how­ev­er it does not guar­an­tee next-day inspec­tion. Inspec­tions are sched­uled in the order they are received. We will do our best to sched­ule next-day inspec­tions when we receive prop­er notice. Please plan accordingly. 

Please note there will be a fifty dol­lar ($50.00) fee for all missed sched­uled inspec­tions. If you can­not be present for a sched­uled inspec­tion, please noti­fy the Build­ing Depart­ment as soon as pos­si­ble to can­cel or resched­ule. We will not resched­ule missed inspec­tions until the $50.00 fee is paid.

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