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Building Permit Inspections

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Almost all projects require rough and final inspections. Contractors must be present at the job site during the requested inspections to answer questions.

You may schedule inspections by calling a minimum of 2 business days in advance at 311 or (847)448-4311, please have your permit number available.

You can schedule any inspection with any staff member who answers the office phone. You cannot schedule the inspection directly with the Inspector.

Inspections are granted upon a first come first serve basis with a daily limit per Inspector. One set of approved permit drawings must be at the job site for reference at all times. Inspections are made for either morning (8:30am to 12:00pm), or afternoon (1:00pm to   3:00pm) time slots. To coordinate approximate times, you can call the inspector directly the morning of the inspection (between 7:30am and 8:30am or 3:00pm - 4:00pm ). 

Inspection Types:

After fence has been completely installed call for an inspection.

After the complete roof deck has been exposed, but before any re-roofing work has begun call for an inspection.

Prior to the pouring of any concrete footings, piers or foundations, the inspector needs to see that the proper depth, width and location are maintained. They also verify that the reinforcing is as indicated on the approved permit drawings.

An inspection is required after the structure is framed, but before the insulation or gypsum wallboard is applied. This includes any ceiling enclosure.

At the completion of the general work, when all wall and ceiling coverings have been finished, all stairs: handrails and guardrails have been installed and all life safety and accessibility issues have been completed.

Prior to the application of any wall or ceiling coverings. The inspector needs to check all
electrical revisions, rewiring or piping work. The electrician must be present on site at the time of inspection. 

At the completion of the electrical work, all devices must be installed, protected with required cover plates, etc. and in proper working order.

The inspector needs to inspect all piping prior to any wall, ceiling, floor or fixture coverings are applied and for the use of properly designated equipment. The licensed plumber must be on site at the time of rough inspection.

At the completion of all plumbing work all fixtures must be in place. If testing is required, than the results must be witnessed and approved.

The inspector needs to see the installation of all equipment, piping and duct work prior to any wall, floor or ceiling coverings.

At the completion of all connections and HVAC work. Occasionally, a test and balance report will be required prior to occupancy of the space or building.

The Fire Prevention Bureau must be contacted separately for all inspections of exit signs and lighting, fire suppression systems testing, and fire alarm system testing. Please call 311 or (847)448-4311 to schedule the inspections.