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From J.R.

Hi George; From Florida on additions. Can you tell me what is the process in order for the county inspector to sign off on inspections. Like first foundation, etc.


Hello J.R.,

Every county or city has different standards. My county only wanted a Septic permit and had no requirements for building code. My city required a building permit and a set of elevations from my plans with a drawing of the layout of the property when finished.

The best way to insure you are meeting the requirements for your area is to contact your county government information office and your city for their procedures. Do this prior to any construction of any kind.

I had an independent inspector review the construction at each major phase. Pre-foundation pour after the plumbing and electrical were in. Then an after framing, electrical and plumbing rough in, etc...

The bank also had an inspector come out and take pictures of the process before each draw was issued on my construction loan. It is to be noted that the banks inspector was not as concerned with proper construction and code but protecting the banks interest. With this in mind I highly recommend an independent inspector look at every major phase of construction prior to paying the associated contractor the draw for that phase.

PS: Could you send me a digital picture of your house after it is finished? I am going to put up a page of homes built by the owners. No information will be shared just encouraging pictures for those thinking about building their own home.

Hope this helps,

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