Scheduling Inspections

There are a number of inspections required in each of the four codes (building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing). Therefore, you must call us when you are ready for each type of inspection. Work must not proceed before the job is inspected and approved to continue.

When scheduling the rough-in or final structural inspection, other inspections (plumbing, electrical, mechanical) must be approved and all work must be completed. A final requires finish trim and hardware, finish coverings for walls and floors, railings, address affixed to building, rough landscape, etc. If more than one (1) final inspection is required, additional inspection fees per visit will be charged.

 Building Foundation: Between the time the forms for the footings are set and before and concrete is poured. If you do not have an approval of the forms, you pour at YOUR OWN RISK.
Rough-in: When framing is completed, BEFORE drywalling and AFTER electrical, plumbing and mechanical final inspection.
Final: When project is complete and ready for occupancy and AFTER electrical, plumbing and mechanical final inspections.

Roofs: Require a Final Inspection.  Complete tear-offs also require an Ice and Water Shield Inspection.
Windows/Sliders:  All window and replacement slider projects require inspections.
Siding:  All siding projects require a house wrap inspection and a final inspection.
Signs:  All signs require prior approval from the Zoning Department and may require mechanical and electrical permits/inspections in addition to required building inspections.

*Additional inspections may apply for your project, check with the Building Inspector to verify the inspections your project requires.

 Electrical Temporary Service: When temporary service is complete and ready for hookup.
Permanent Service: When permanent service is complete and ready for hookup.
Final: When all fixtures are set, plates are on and the building is ready to be occupied.

Rewiring/Replacing Wires/Upgrading Service:  Each of these projects require an Electrical Permit and inspections.

*Additional inspections may apply for your project, check with the Electrical Inspector to verify the inspections your project requires.

  Mechanical Underground: If anything is to be covered by dirt or concrete.
Rough-in: If anything is in walls (including ducts or chimneys) before drywalling.
Gas Pressure Test: If required.
Final: When furnace and/or air conditioning is completed and operating and you are ready to occupy.

Installing/Replacing Furnace or A/C:  These projects require a permit and inspections.
Switching from LP to Natural Gas or vice-versa:  These projects require inspections including a gas pressure test.
Water Heaters/Boilers:  These items require inspections.

*Additional inspections may apply for your project, check with the Mechanical Inspector to verify the inspections your project requires.

  Plumbing Underground: When pipes are all run in ground BEFORE you backfill or pour concrete.
Rough-in: When pipes are all run in walls, BEFORE drywalling, also drainage lines in ceiling of basement BEFORE covering.
Final: When fixtures are all set and operating and you are ready to occupy.

Water Connected Appliances: require a permit and inspections.
Connecting to Public Water or Sewer:  These projects require permits from Dalton Township and Muskegon County Public Works.  Inspections are required.  Public Water and Public Sewer is available in several areas in the Township.

*Additional inspections may apply for your project, check with the Plumbing Inspector to verify the inspections your project requires.