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Information That Must be on Plans

The name of the person who prepared the plans on each sheet

  • Show whether building has basement, crawl space, slab
  • Size
  • Wall thickness
  • Concrete block or poured concrete
  • Footers - thickness and width
  • Chimney footer size
  • If an addition, show area of existing building verses new addition
For building with basement:
  • Column footer size
  • Column size, location and material
  • Beam size
  • For block foundation, show pilaster for beam
  • Fireplace
  • Furnace location
  • First floor joist size, spacing and direction
  • Fire door between garage and basement when garage is in basement
  • Show walkout location
  • Floor insulation, location and material R-value if a walkout basement
For crawl space, show:
  • Moisture barrier and gravel
  • Location and size of access door
  • Location and size of vents
  • Distance between beam and sub-grade
For Slab:
  • Moisture barrier and 4" gravel, edge insulation
Floor Plans:
  • Room sizes
  • Chimney, fireplace, flue sizes and locations
  • Furnace or other heat source
  • Size, spacing and directions of ceiling joists
  • Doors and windows sizes
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Fire door between attached garage and house
  • Cross-sections
  • Slope of roof, rafter size and spacing, or truss spacing
  • Roofing material
  • Roof sheathing
  • Chimney space finish grade line
  • Depth of footer below grade
  • Sizes and material of all headers and beams over size (6) foot long
  • Location, material R-value of walls, ceiling insulation

Commercial Plan Review Checklist

Residential Plan Review Checklist

Information Needed to Request an Inspection

To request a building inspection, you need the following information:

  • Permit number
  • Property owner's name
  • Location
  • Type of inspection
  • Date of inspection

Request the inspection twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the inspection date. Specific times cannot be guaranteed, but requests can be made for either morning or afternoon. Footer/slab inspections have priority over other type of inspections.

The Building Permit showing the permit number and location of the project must be on the job. Also, you will need your approved set of plans on the job site before the inspection can proceed.

All work being inspected must be complete and ready prior to inspection. Work must not proceed past any of the stages listed without prior approval.

Information and Types of Building/Electrical Inspections

Footer/Foundation: Inspection of excavation with concrete grade set and rebar in place.

Slab: If required (see plan notes), after plumbing inspection is approved with wire mesh and vapor barrier in place.

Bonding: Mechanical connections of all metal parts within five (5) foot of pool.

Crawl Space: After beams and joist are set prior to flooring being applied.

Demolition: After structure has been removed, utilities disconnected and lot graded, a final inspection is required.

Fire Damage: Prior to removal of any materials then rough and final inspections as it is being rebuilt. Plans may be required depending on amount of damage.

Temp Pole: This is an optional inspection, meter base and service panel must be set with one (1) GFI outlet.

Information: Only set by inspector and contractor.

Rough Building/Electric: Includes rough HVAC (usually same time as rough electric inspection) as our inspectors are dual certified. After rough plumbing is inspected, house must be weather tight. All framing, electric, HVAC and plumbing completed. Windows and doors in, tubs set.

Insulation: After insulation is completed and any outstanding uncompleted framing and electric items are done.

Temporary Service Release: This is an optional inspection. Meter base and service panel must be set with one (1) GFI outlet.

Fireplace: Masonry - at first flue liner. Metal fireplace - once set and flue completed.

Life Safety: (Fire suppression, alarm, sprinkler, hood, exits, etc.) This is considered a commercial only inspection.

Ceiling (commercial): After ceiling grid is done just prior to installing ceiling pads.

Walls (commercial): Framing, electric and HVAC prior to hanging drywall.

HVAC: All duct work and cold air returns must be completed.

Gasoline: By power company - outside; by Building Department - inside. Warren County requires black iron be used inside structures.

Sump Pump: The connection to the master sump drain line is inspected if one is available.

Final Building/Electric: When house or structure is one hundred percent (100%) completed including final plumbing inspection.

Final Plumbing: Obtain from the Combined Health District (513 695 1249).

Trench: CG&E area only. 24" deep trench, red electric line tape pinned to side of trench, 12" above wire. Inspector may require sand over and under wire if in rocky area.