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Building Permit Inspections

(Schedule inspections one day in advance)


 1.  Excavation inspection before concrete is placed.

 2.  Footing inspection

 3.  Certified ‘As-Built’ survey when foundation is in place (if required)

 4.  Foundation inspection with waterproofing or damproofing in place. 

 5.  Fireplace

 5a.  Must stop at the top of the smoke chamber until inspected.  Do not go beyond the  smoke chamber until the throat is approved.    

 5b.   Final inspection when complete, (typically at final bldg. Inspection)

 6.  Rough electric, plumbing & gas inspections signed off before rough frame inspection.

 7.  Rough framing inspection, with all firestopping in place, before installing insulation.

 8.  Insulation inspection, after all framing corrections are done and signed off.

 9.  Final electric, plumbing & gas inspections are signed off before final building inspection.

10. Smoke Detector, Fire Alarm, oil burner and oil tank inspections by Fire Department.

11. Health Department (if applicable) inspections.

12. Planning Board, DPW- Water & Sewer, if applicable, signed off.

13. Building Department Final Inspection for occupancy.

NOTE:  “FINAL IS FINAL”--  Owner should be able to move in right after final inspection.  Final inspection for new homes should be scheduled as soon as possible and at least 3-5 prior to closing.

14.  Occupancy Permit issued after completion of all of the above.


·        Follow Code EXACTLY regarding stairs, headroom & handrails, no variations will be accepted.

·        Watch notching, drilling & plumbing boxes.

·        Exhaust vents direct to outside - not into soffits.


Additional inspections and information may be required, as the Building Commissioner deems necessary.