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FAQ Topic: Inspections FAQS

Certificate of Occupancy

Residential projects will not receive a Certificate of Occupancy as your signed job card is your proof of final inspection/approval.

Final Inspection

Schedule an inspection online for final inspection when the construction has been completed. All external surfaces must be painted, or otherwise sealed, weather-stripping must be installed on all new windows and doors, and all electrical or plumbing fixtures have been installed. Interior painting, wallpapering, or carpeting need not be complete. Smoke detectors must be installed … Continued

What types of inspections are required?

Grading Permit: If a grading permit is required for your project, inspections are clearance of the initial grading work by a Public Works inspector will precede any building construction inspections. Foundation inspection: When the excavation for footings is complete and footing forms and required reinforcing steel and structural embedments are in place, but before any … Continued

How do I request an inspection?

You may schedule your inspection online or call (714) 667-2738. Additional inspections may be required from other agencies. Contact information for some of the most common are below. Public Works – (714) 647-5039 Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) – (714) 573-6150 Southern California Gas Company (residential) – (877) 238-0092 Southern California Gas Company (commercial/industrial) – … Continued

What does the inspector do?

The city inspector checks the work that is being done for compliance with the approved plans and applicable codes and ordinances. The inspector will check each phase of the job and shall approve it before the next part of the job begins. The inspection job card given to you when permits are issued will list … Continued

When are inspections required?

All construction or work for which a permit is required is subject to one or more inspections by the Building Safety Division. All such construction or work shall remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes until approved by the Building Official. In addition, certain types of construction shall have inspections by deputy building inspectors, as … Continued

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