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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.

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

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
Email

Kathy Barnes
Inspections Clerk
Email

Sandra Brower
Inspections Clerk
Email

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

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