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Required Inspections:

Temporary Pole shall be constructed to meet utility company standards and latest North Carolina edition of the National Electrical Code.

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To be requested after zoning setbacks have been met, trenches are excavated, all grade stakes are installed, reinforcing steel and supports are in place and appropriately tied, all necessary forms are in place and braced, and before any concrete is placed. Soil and erosion regulations require a 10’ x 30’ x 6" sand or gravel driveway and devices installed to prevent migration of sedimentation from the disturbed area.
Note: Deck footings may be requested as a separate inspection or with other building trade request.

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To be requested after all foundation supports are installed and prior to backfilling. This inspection is to check foundation supports, footing projections, vents, ground clearances, foundation drainage and foundation damp-proofing or waterproofing where required.
Note: Basement waterproofing installed shall be left open for the purpose of inspection. Waterproofing may be requested as an additional inspection or viewed with other building trade inspections.

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To be requested after all forms have been placed, concealed electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning facilities inspected, all gravel, reinforcing steel with supports tied and/or all welded wire fabric is installed, as required, and before any concrete is placed.
Exceptions: Inspection is not required for driveway slabs, garage slabs (without integral footings), carport slabs, porch slabs, walks, etc., which are considered as non habitable spaces.

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To be requested when all wiring, boxes and panel boards have been installed. All connections are made and ready for the finished product.


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To be made when all parts of the concealed plumbing system, which can be completed prior to the installation of fixtures, are installed. This includes drainage, water supply, water test, vent piping and the necessary fixture supports.

To be made when all boots, gas piping and tests, mechanical ventilation, concealed ducts, and gas log inserts have been installed.
To be made after all applicable electrical, plumbing and HVAC rough-in inspections have been approved, and all roof, wall, ceiling and floor framing is complete, with appropriate blocking, bracing and fire stopping in place, windows and doors set, and roof covered to provide a dried-in structure.
The following items should be in place and visible for inspection:
  1. pipes
  2. chimneys and vents
  3. flashing for roofs, chimneys and wall openings
  4. insulation baffles
  5. all lintels required to be bolted to the framing for support shall not be covered by any exterior or interior wall or ceiling finish material before approval. Work may continue without approval for lintels that are not bolted and supported on masonry or concrete.

To be made after an approved building framing inspection, with all concealed insulation and vapor barriers in place but before any wall or ceiling covering is applied.

To be made when the wiring system and panels are complete.

To be made when all plumbing systems are complete. The plumbing contractor may requested water and sewer finals at or before the plumbing final.
Note: Water shall be pressurized at the time of inspection.

Mechanical Final
To be requested when the mechanical system is complete and all manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to and all gas piping has been tested.

To be made when all energy, life safety and structural elements are complete and landscaping drainage and address requirements are met. Seeding and mulching of any disturbed area shall be required.

In addition to the inspections above, the Inspection Department may make or require any other inspections to ascertain compliance with this Code and General Statutes or Ordinances enforced by the Inspection Department.(G.S. 153A-360, 160A-420)
The Building permit card is to be posted in a conspicuous location to identify
project location and to record inspection results. The permit card shall be protected from outside elements and remain posted until project completion. Wake County stamped building plans and site plans are required to be on site for all requested inspections.
Re-inspection fees for each trade must be paid before the re-inspection can be scheduled.  Re-inspection fees may be paid when scheduling the inspection through the Wake County Permit Portal, by mail at:
Wake County Permits & Inspections
PO Box 550
Suite 101, WCOB
Raleigh, NC 27602
or in person at the main office:
Wake County Inspections & Permits 336 Fayetteville Street, Suite 101 Raleigh, 27601.
Please put the permit number and inspection type on any checks.