Inspections 

WILL MY SEPTIC SYSTEM BE INSPECTED?

Yes. Your installation permit will contain a schedule of necessary inspections. At the appropriate stages of construction notify the Subsurface Sanitation staff. The staff will inspect your system and once the system is completed and approved, a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion and Final Inspection Report will be issued. Keep these documents. They are important in case of the need for future repair of the system.


WILL MY WATER SUPPLY BE TESTED?

The county does not require that your water supply be tested. We do recommend such tests periodically to make sure your water is safe for consumption. Many banks and lending institutions presently require these tests before extending loans.


ARE INSPECTIONS REQUIRED FOR MANUFACTURED DWELLINGS?

Yes. Before occupancy, the stand, the support system, underground sewer and water lines, the sewer and water connections and the electrical feeder must be inspected. To request inspections contact the Building Program.


HOW MANY INSPECTIONS ARE MADE FOR A DWELLING?

A minimum of eleven (11) inspections are required.

Foundation: Made after trenches are excavated, forms erected, steel placed, and before concrete is poured.
Underground Piping: Made after all underground piping has been installed, prior to any backfill.
Concrete Slab or Underfloor Inspection: Made after all in-slab or underfloor building service equipment, conduit, piping accessories and other ancillary equipment items are in place but before any concrete is placed or floor sheathing is installed, including the subfloor.
Rough Mechanical: Made after all ducting and gas piping has been installed and prior to being covered.
Rough Plumbing: Made after all plumbing rough-in is in place, prior to being covered.
Framing: Made after all framing, fire blocking, bracing and roof are in place and all pipes, chimneys and vents are complete and rough electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspections have been made and approved.
Insulation: Made after all insulation and vapor barriers are in place, prior to covering.
Lath and/or Gypsum Wallboard: Made after all lathing and gypsum wall 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 Mechanical: Made just prior to the structure or remodeled area being occupied and prior to operating any equipment.
Final Plumbing: Made just prior to the structure or remodeled area being occupied.
Final Building: Made after finish grading and the building, structure or remodeled area being occupied.
Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems: When the subsurface construction is complete, the permit holder shall notify Land Management's Subsurface Sanitation Program by submitting the installation record form. An inspection will be made by a qualified sanitarian.
Other Inspections: The Building Official may require other inspections of any construction work to ascertain compliance with provisions of the code and other laws enforced by the code enforcement agency, such as:
Masonary Block: Made after reinforcing is in place, but before any grout is poured. The inspection is required for each bond beam pour. All rough plumbing and electrical inspections must be approved prior to masonry block installation approval.