Building Inspections Required and Other Information

(Inspections Required, When to Call, and Who Should Call)

HOW TO OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
The following is a general list of the steps required to receive a CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY from the Town of Garner. Please read and follow the list carefully as you go through a project. Some projects may require additional inspections. Check with the Building Inspections Department for details at 919-773-4433. 
When a BUILDING PERMIT is approved, a BUILDING INSPECTION CARD is issued. This card must be placed in a conspicuous location, with your set of approved plans. Please keep the card posted and protected from the elements at all times.  An inspection will not be made unless the card and plans are available at the site. 


* ALL INSPECTIONS MUST BE CALLED IN BY THE PERMIT NUMBER.

INSPECTIONS REQUIRED, WHEN TO CALL FOR AN INSPECTION AND WHO SHOULD CALL
INSPECTIONS REQUIRED WHEN TO CALL FOR AN INSPECTION WHO SHOULD CALL
Temporary Board Once electrician has installed
temporary electrical service.
Electrician
Plumbing Ground Work (PGW) For slab-on-grade construction or where plumbing is to be covered by concrete or soil. Call for inspection after all plumbing has been placed and before being covered by concrete or soil Plumbing Contractor
Electrical Ground Work (EGW) For slab-on-grade construction or where electrical is to be covered by concrete or soil. Call for inspection after all conduit has been placed and before being covered by concrete or soil. Electrical Contractor


**DO NOT PROCEED WITH CONSTRUCTION UNTIL THE ABOVE INSPECTIONS
HAS BEEN APPROVED.
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INSPECTIONS REQUIRED WHEN TO CALL FOR AN INSPECTION WHO SHOULD CALL
Slab (SLAB) After all plumbing and electrical groundwork has been approved, expansion joints, vapor barrier, termite treatment, insulation, and reinforcing is in place but before any concrete is poured. General Contractor


NON-SLAB CONSTRUCTION TO PROCEED AS FOLLOWS:
INSPECTIONS REQUIRED WHEN TO CALL FOR AN INSPECTION WHO SHOULD CALL
#1 - Footing After excavation for footing is completed General Contractor
#2 - Footing After reinforcing bars(if required) are in place, properly tied and supported General Contractor
#3 - Footing Always before any concrete is poured. General Contractor

**DO NOT PROCEED WITH CONSTRUCTION UNTIL THE ABOVE
INSPECTION HAS BEEN APPROVED.
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INSPECTIONS REQUIRED WHEN TO CALL FOR AN INSPECTION WHO SHOULD CALL>
#1 - Foundation
After the foundation, wall foundation drainage and waterproofing, foundation wall vents are in, but before any back filling occurs or floor joist are installed.
General Contractor

**DO NOT PROCEED WITH CONSTRUCTION UNTIL THE ABOVE INSPECTION
HAS BEEN APPROVED.
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INSPECTIONS REQUIRED WHEN TO CALL FOR AN INSPECTION WHO SHOULD CALL
Floor Framing After the foundation is approved and all girders and the floor joist systems is installed and is without floor sheathing. 
*Note: This is considered a priority inspection and if a time for inspection is requested, the contractor may proceed with framing activities if the inspection has not been performed one hour after the requested time.
General Contractor

**DO NOT PROCEED WITH CONSTRUCTION UNTIL THE ABOVE INSPECTION
HAS BEEN APPROVED.
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INSPECTIONS REQUIRED WHEN TO CALL FOR AN INSPECTION WHO SHOULD CALL
Electrical Rough-In (ERI) After all wiring and electrical
boxes have been set
Electrical Contractor
Plumbing Rough-In (PRI) After all piping is installed and all joints properly made, drain and
supply test is ready.
Plumbing Contractor
Mechanical Rough-In (MRI) When mechanical boots are installed, supply and return duct, (where it will be concealed) installed. Drains and refrigerant lines run in areas to
be installed. Gas piping run  with test on.
Mechanical Contractor
Masonry Fireplace Rough-In (MASONRY FP-Brick or Stone) Fireplaces are to be inspected when the first flue tile is set and before the face or profile is installed. General Contractor
Pre-fab Fireplace Rough In (PRE-FAB) Unit installed per manufacturer's instructions with vent installed. Hearth thermal protection installed and protected. General Contractor
Building-Framing (FRAM) After all framing is complete, the plumbing, mechanical, and electrical are roughed in, but before any insulation, wall or ceiling finish material is installed. General Contractor

**DO NOT PROCEED WITH CONSTRUCTION UNTIL THE ABOVE INSPECTION
HAS BEEN APPROVED.
**
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INSPECTIONS REQUIRED WHEN TO CALL FOR AN INSPECTION WHO SHOULD CALL
Insulation (INSUL)
After all fire stopping, insulation and vapor barrier are in place.
General Contractor

**DO NOT PROCEED WITH CONSTRUCTION UNTIL THE ABOVE INSPECTION
HAS BEEN APPROVED.
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INSPECTIONS REQUIRED WHEN TO CALL FOR AN INSPECTION WHO SHOULD CALL
Water/Sewer (W/S) After lines from the house to the
property line are installed, connected,
and before covering.
Plumbing Contractor
Electrical Final (EF) After all fixtures are in place and properly connected, including heating unit, air conditioning, water heater and all fans. Electrical Contractor
Plumbing Final (PF)

After all fixtures are in place and properly connected. Water and sewer connected.

Plumbing Contractor
Mechanical Final (MF)
When all units are in place and properly connected and vented, gas lines and final gas test is completed, as applicable.
Mechanical Contractor
 
**DO NOT PROCEED WITH CONSTRUCTION UNTIL THE ABOVE INSPECTION
HAS BEEN APPROVED.
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INSPECTIONS REQUIRED WHEN TO CALL FOR AN INSPECTION WHO SHOULD CALL
Hood Extinguishing System >
When system is completely
installed and pre-tested
General Contractor>
Sprinkler System
When system is roughed in and pressure holding and when
system is complete
General Contractor>
Fire Alarm System
When all devices are installed and
pre-tested, two (2) working telephone lines, Zone Map drawn, and
Knox Box installed
General Contractor>
Fire Final
When fire extinguishers are installed, exit and emergency lights are working on 110v and 12v power, proper door and locking hardware, address displayed, and any deficiencies corrected in above inspections
have been completed
General Contractor>

**DO NOT PROCEED WITH CONSTRUCTION UNTIL THE ABOVE INSPECTION HAS BEEN APPROVED.**>
INSPECTIONS REQUIRED WHEN TO CALL FOR AN
INSPECTION
WHO SHOULD CALL
Building Final (BF) After all construction is completed and
street numbers are installed.
Floor-ceiling insulation installed.
General Contractor
Final Lot (Engineering) (LOT) When site has been graded and seeded. Clean out with metal cap lowered at street. Meter box at grade and all damage to curb, and gutter at street repaired. Street numbers installed. General Contractor
Driveway Curb-Cut
(CURB CUT)
Call Engineering Dept. for
requirements at 919-773-4425.
General Contractor

**NO CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY WILL BE ISSUED UNLESS THE SURVEY IS RECEIVED.**