The Construction Inspection Unit is responsible for on-site inspections to ensure a building is constructed according to the approved plans and code requirements.
Posting Your Permit:
The issued Building Permit must be posted on the job site. The Approved Plans and your Inspection Card must be kept at the job site at all times until the project is completed. During construction you must comply with any and all laws and ordinances pertaining to your construction activity. Remember, no change or deviation from the Approved Plans can be made without prior approval from the Building Official
It is the Permit Holder’s responsibility to provide access to the site for inspection. Gates and/or buildings must be unlocked or some arrangements made for a key for use by the inspector. Service lines may be subject to a pressure test. Equipment for such test must be provided by the Permit Holder.
No work shall be done on any part of the building or structure beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the approval of the Building Official. Such approval will be given only after inspection is made of each successive step in the construction process.
Scheduling Inspections: Inspection Line: 707-253-4416
Inspections can be scheduled by calling (707) 253-4416 between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Inspections are scheduled on a first come first served basis for the next available time. The inspection request message will advise you which day is available. If you need to confirm your inspection or get an estimated time, please call (707) 253-4417 on the morning of your scheduled inspection, between 7:45 AM and 8:30 PM, and speak to the inspector assigned to your area. It is very important that you schedule your inspections according to the Description and the Inspection Number listed on your Inspection Card. Failure to leave the correct information can result in you inspection not being scheduled.
A Re-Inspection Fee may be assessed for each
re-inspection when work for that inspection is not complete, or when corrections
called for are not made. Re-inspections should be scheduled in the normal
manner (see Scheduling above).
Before the Building Division will issue a Permit
Final, your project will need to receive final inspection approval from all
other county departments concerned with your project. Do not try to schedule
a Building Permit Final before you have received all other department finals.
A Building Permit Final and/or Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued
until the construction is complete. Please call our office 48 hours after your
final building inspection to confirm that you have received your Building Permit
Any deviation from the Approved Plans must first be
approved by the Building Official. You will be required to submit drawings and
engineering, if necessary, for all desired revisions along with a Permit
Alteration Application to the building office before the changes are
made in the field. Depending on the scope of your revision, you may also need
approval from other County Departments and/or government agencies. Requested
changes may prevent you from continuing with construction until approval has
been granted. The time frame for approval will vary depending on current
workload and the degree of review necessary for your revision. Be advised that
your change could result in a delay of several weeks. Changes that are deemed
beyond the scope of work under the original permit will require a new permit.
Issued permits shall expire by limitation and
become invalid if the work authorized is not commenced within one year from the
date of permit issuance, or if the building or work authorized by such permit
is suspended or abandoned at any time after the work is commenced for a period
of 180 days, or if an approved inspection has not been scheduled and performed
for a period of 180 days. No work may be done under an expired permit.
You may request a permit extension in writing prior
to your permit expiration. Complete a Permit Extension Request Form and submit
it to the Building Official. Once approved, you will need to pay the extension
fee and any outstanding balance due on your permit. Extensions are granted for
a period up to 180 days at the discretion of the Building Official. No request
will be accepted more than 30 days prior to the expiration date.