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Inspection Process

Typical Sequence of Inspections
It is mandatory subcontractors call for their own inspections when ready and for any re-inspections.  Most inspections are completed with two working days.

Before Pouring Concrete    

  • Only inspections to receive times; 24-hour notice
  • Footing
    • Temporary and footing may be done together     
  • Plumbing in Slab (if applicable; uncovered)    
  • Slab - Wire, poly, pier pads, etc.
  • Sewer (if applicable)
  • Soil
  • Energy - House wrap (House wrap inspection must be completed before exterior finish is installed

NOTICE: Setback surveys by an Alabama Registered Land Surveyor are required in zoned areas.  After all foundation concrete is inspected and in place, your project will be placed on hold until a setback survey is provided and approved.  Excludes the city of Columbiana.

Before Sheetrock

  • Plumbing Rough - Do not insulate before this inspection
  • Gas Rough (if applicable)
  • Mechanical Rough
  • Electrical Rough - Do not insulate before this inspection

After All Rough-Ins Pass               

  • Framing
  • Energy - House wrap
  • Erosion Control Measures
  • Insulation

NOTICE: If you are in a flood hazard area, your project will be placed on hold until a flood elevation certificate prepared by an Alabama Registered Land Surveyor is provided and approved.

100% Complete

  • Electrical Final
  • Plumbing Final
  • Gas Final (if applicable)
  • Mechanical Final
  • Building Final

Commercial Construction Inspections, When Applicable

  • Fire sprinkler test, inspection, and certification
  • Fire alarm test, inspection, and certification
  • Commercial Kitchen hood and fire suppression system test, inspection, and certification

Contact Us
Regina Ashmore
Office Supervisor, Inspection Services

Katie Patton
Inspections Clerk

Sandra Brower
Inspections Clerk

Ph: (205) 620-6650
Fx : (205) 620-6655

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Shelby County, Alabama
200 West College St.
Columbiana, AL 35051
Ph: (205) 670-6550