may be made until 7:00 a.m. on the day of the requested inspection by
calling (818) 224-1738
Inspection Request Line. Inspectors may be reached in the office
between 7:30–9:00 a.m. and 3:30–5:30 p.m. (Friday no later than 4:30
p.m.) to discuss any specific
concerns associated with an inspection.
contractor/owner-builder or his duly authorized representative is
responsible for verifying that all work is complete prior to
requesting an inspection. This authorized representative shall also be
responsible for walking with the inspector on all inspections and for
coordinating all of his sub-contractors’ duties relevant to correction
items cited by the inspector. Re-inspections will be made as requested
after all corrections have been made. Please insure the structure is
identified with a visible address.
sequence should provide a guideline for clarifying when to call for
inspections. Deviation from this sequence may be granted by the
inspector if sufficient reasons or conditions are cited and code
compliance can be met without adverse effects.
Inspection: Shall be made after excavations for footings are
complete and all forms and required reinforcing steel is in place.
Rough underground drainage and waste plumbing shall be in place,
including all required clean-outs. Provide a water test (cap all ends
and openings and provide a 10-foot head of water) for all
drain-waste-vent pipes within the building footprint. Hold down
anchors are required to be fixed in place prior to inspection
approval. The main grounding electrode (ufer) shall be installed.
2. Concrete Slab
or Under-Floor Inspection: Shall be made after slab grading is
complete and all required vapor barriers, slab reinforcement, and sand
bedding are installed as per plans. All under-slab or under-floor
piping and other ancillary equipment items shall be in place and
protected from potential damage or contact with the concrete. Screed
boards or string lines shall be furnished by the contractor or owner
to facilitate inspection of the slab thickness. The raised foundation
floor framing inspection shall be made after all girders, floor
joists, and all sub-framing is in place, and under-floor insulation
has been installed, and prior to floor sheathing materials being
3. Roof Sheathing:
Shall be made after all roof sheathing is in place and nailed as per
the approved plans, but before any roofing materials are applied or
loaded on the roof. The contractor is responsible for providing an
approved ladder for safe roof access.
4. Exterior Shear
Inspection (Pre-Wrap): Shall be made after all shear paneling has
been installed, including any required shear transfer elements (plate
nailing/bolting, strapping, and other related hardware), and prior to
being covered by exterior vapor barrier or finish material.
Fireplace Inspection: The following inspections must be called for
during the construction of masonry fireplaces:
a. Footing (may be
done during foundation inspection)
b. Throat (before chimney construction, after fire box construction)
c. Anchor Straps (at each plate line)
d. Bond Beam (before each grout lift)
Inspection: Shall be performed after the roof has been loaded, all
framing, fire blocking and bracing are in place, all rough plumbing,
mechanical and electrical are complete. This inspection may be
requested at the same time as an exterior shear inspection.
7. Insulation Inspection: Shall
be made after all required building shell insulation, any required
plumbing piping insulation, all required HVAC duct insulation, and
window frames for windows, properly labeled and meeting the minimum
insulating requirements, have been installed, and all openings
caulked and required sealing complete. Under-floor insulation
inspection will be made prior to installation of the floor sheeting
(see Under-Floor Inspection #2)
Inspection: Shall be made after all gypsum board (or interior
lath) and all attachments (corner bead) are fastened in place as per
the approved plans. Shall be approved before plaster is applied and
before gypsum board joints and fasteners are taped and finished.
Sewer/Water Service (from Meter or Street to House) Inspection:
Shall be made after trenches are dug, piping is in place, and the
appropriate tests are applied. The general contractor is responsible
for supplying the inspector with an accurate as-built drawing showing
the locations of these lines. This inspection must be done before any
piping is covered or trenches back filled.
10. Exterior Lath
Inspection: Shall be made after the shear inspection and prior to
the scratch coat being applied. All paper (double layered where
required), wire, and corner aid to be installed, and all paper tear
repairs and sealing to be completed.
Release Inspection: Shall be performed after all panels, fixtures,
switches, outlets, appliances, and any other work on permanently
installed electrical equipment is completed. Under no circumstances
will any exposed or uncompleted wiring be permitted. After this
inspection is completed city staff will contact Southern California
Edison Company to release installation of the electrical meter. The
owner of the project is responsible for all applications, scheduling
and fees associated with meter installation.
12. Gas Line Air
Test Inspection: Shall be done after gypsum board is in place and
exterior plaster and/or exterior siding is in place. This test
requires the entire gas piping system to be capped-off (no fixtures or
appliances attached thereto) and an air pressure of 10 psi applied to
the piping system by the contractor. This pressure must hold for a
minimum of 15 minutes. The contractor is responsible for providing an
air test gauge with 1/10 pound increments or less, and a maximum
pressure range not greater than twice the test pressure applied.
Inspection: Shall be made when structures are ready for occupancy.
This shall include proper lot drainage, address posted, all plumbing
fixtures connected and operable, all electrical fixtures and devices
in place and electrically connected, and the insulation certificate
posted. The structure must be clean of debris or stored materials,
hearth extensions and other thermal mass areas require (if any) must
be installed as per approved plans (other floor coverings are
optional), and wall finishes must be complete as per approved plans.
All pertinent utilities must be installed.
Please be advised
that clearances are required from the Planning and Public Works
Departments prior to final inspection. If applicable, Fire Department
and Health Department clearances must be obtained prior to final
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