Building Permits: The Final Inspection

The inspector approaches your newly remodeled home, trained eyes scanning every nook and cranny. Your new front porch looks quaint, but it appears to him to be 30 inches above grade, and if the tape measure says so, a rail will need to be added. And what about the rest of your work? The inspection is just getting started. We haven’t even entered your new kitchen yet or looked closely at your new fireplace. Your inspector is smiling a little, or is that a sneer? It’s hard to tell from where you sit, but one thing is certain, and the inspector knows it. Potential infractions stick out everywhere.

Today we will review likely requirements for your final inspection and recap the building permit process. With a little homework, and by taking the conscientious approach recommended throughout this series, you can confidently call for your final inspection and greet your inspector without anxiety.

More in this series: When a Permit Is Required and When It’s Not | The Submittal Process|10 Critical Code Requirements for Every Project | What to Know About Green Building and Energy Codes | The Inspection Process

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