Inspection Regulations

 

Scheduling Inspections:

Request inspections by calling the Building Department at (507) 934-0662 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm , Monday through Friday. To schedule electric inspections, contact the State Electrical Inspector, Chris Gappa at 507-327-6078 (Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. only).
 

Advanced Notice Required:

To facilitate scheduling, we ask that requests for inspections be made in advance as far as possible. Requests made before 12:00 p.m. each day will be scheduled that day as available. Requests made after 12:00 p.m. will not be scheduled until the following day. Please have the address, permit number, and type of inspection needed when making your request.
 

Required Inspections

Building Inspections

FOOTING: After footings are formed, setbacks are identified, and before pouring concrete.
 
FOUNDATION: After damproofing, and the installation of all exterior insulation and foundation drains are in place, and before any backfilling occurs.
 
FRAMING: After all rough electrical, plumbing and heating is approved and the roof is weather resistant.
 
INSULATION: After all insulation, wind wash, and vapor barriers are in place, and the roof is weather proof.
 
WALLBOARD: After all wallboard is installed and before joints and fasteners are taped and finished.
 
FINAL: After all final electrical, plumbing and heating is approved, the building is completed, and before occupancy. A Certificate of Occupancy for new buildings will be issued when all inspections have been approved and the inspection record is returned to the Building Department.
 
PLUMBING INSPECTIONS
UTILITY: After the water service and building sewer are connected, bedded, and tested, and before backfilling occurs.
 
UNDERGROUND: If applicable, when all work is complete and will stand the required tests, and before covering.
 
ROUGH: After all above grade work is complete and will stand the required tests, and before covering.
 
FINAL: After all fixtures are set and the completed system will stand the required tests.
 

HEATING INSPECTIONS

UNDERGROUND: If applicable, when all work is completed, insulated, and before covering.
 
ROUGH: After all above grade work is complete and before covering.
 
FUEL GAS PIPING: After all piping materials have been approved and tested, and before covering.
 
ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS
UNDERGROUND: If applicable, when all work is completed and before covering.
 
ROUGH: After all above grade work is complete and before covering.
 
FINAL: After all fixtures are set and the completed system will stand the required tests.
 

FIREPLACE INSPECTIONS

MASONRY ROUGH: After fire box, smoke chamber, and first section of flue is installed.
 
FIREPLACE ROUGH: After unit is installed, gas piping is into appliance, and flue and vent terminations are complete.
 
FIREPLACE FINAL: After all hearths, facing materials, and mantels are complete.