What type of inspections will take place once my permit is issued and I have begun construction?

Required inspections include but are not limited to the following:

  • Footing Inspection: Call for footing inspection after footings have been excavated, any forms and steps have been constructed, and any reinforcement has been installed, prior to placing concrete.
  • Slab Inspection: Basement and floor slabs, poured concrete foundation walls, and any self-supporting slabs must be inspected to ensure placement of vapor barriers, reinforcements, and perimeter insulation, prior to placing concrete.
  • Foundation / Drain Tile: Call for foundation inspection after foundation walls have been constructed and damp-proofed and anchor bolts have been installed, prior to any back-filling.
  • Rough-In Inspections: Call for inspection of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and gas fitting materials and systems prior to concealment.
  • Framing Inspection: Call for framing inspection after the building is in the dry, prior to insulation.
  • Insulation Inspection: Call for insulation inspection before concealment. Fire/draft stopping will be inspected at this time.
  • Final Inspections: Call for final inspections when building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and gas fittings are complete and structure is ready for occupancy. Additional requirements for final inspection include providing a ladder for access, having all the utilities turned on, having off-street parking in place, and making sure the address is displayed on the structure and legible from the street and all landscaping, if required.

Please note that any work which requires more than one re-inspection will be charged a $50 re-inspection fee.

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1. What are the current building codes in effect?
2. Do I need a building permit?
3. How do I apply for a building permit?
4. What information will I need when I apply for a building permit?
5. Who can apply for a building permit?
6. How long does the review process take for residential projects?
7. Now that I have my building permit, what do I do with it?
8. How long is my permit good for?
9. What type of inspections will take place once my permit is issued and I have begun construction?
10. How do I schedule inspections?
11. How can I get a Certificate of Occupancy?
12. To do work in the City of Waynesboro, do I need a business license?
13. Can I get a permit for a manufactured home?
14. What are the quiet hours for construction related activities in the City of Waynesboro?