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The following is a listing of final inspection requirements for commercial construction projects. The list is intended to itemize the more basic provisions but may not include every requirement on any given project. Always check with your Construction Inspector for specific details. For purposes of this information, a commercial construction project is defined as the construction of any building other than a one or two family dwelling. For more information, please contact the Construction Services Division at 813-274-3100.

Site Final Inspections

  1. A partial inspection can be requested for landscaping material approval. All required trees planted on site (see plans for size), in good health. Tree cannot be planted as block drainage or in any manner that will cause a problem at a later time.
  2. A partial inspection can be requested as a pre-sod approval. All paving must be in place, all required gutters, downspouts, swales, retention ponds, vaults, underdrains, infiltrator systems, control structures, and any other required drainage features. All site grading and elevations must be as shown on the approved plans and all sod must be in place. An Engineer's Certification is required on all engineered projects and as-built drawings are required for any work performed in the right of way.
  3. After parking lot striping is in place, driveways, sidewalks, culverts, headwalls, mitered end sections, right of way restoration and any other improvements in the right of way are completed.

Building Final Inspection

Final Inspection

  1. The building or structure must be substantially complete and ready for occupancy, or the work for which the permit is required, must be complete.
  2. All life safety systems and accessories must be in place and functional (refer to Fire Marshall requirements).
  3. All required firestopping and draftstopping must be installed, i.e. penetrations, vertical/horizontal assemblies, smoke walls, firedoor assemblies, etc.
  4. All stairs, handrails and guardrails complete.
  5. Attic and crawl space access and ventilation must be completed.
  6. Attic insulation must be completed and certificate of insulation displayed.
  7. All ramps, facilities and accessories to accommodate the handicapped must be in place.
  8. Post address as required.

Electrical Final Inspection

Electrical Service Inspection

  1. Conduit for overhead/underground service must be properly attached. Weatherhead must have raincaps with conductors having proper drip loop.
  2. Meter can must have a lightning arrestor, and the service must be properly grounded.
  3. Thru-roof risers must have a weatherproof boot installed.

Temporary Power

  1. Submit written request for release of temporary power for testing of equipment.
  2. Building must be relatively weathertight.
  3. Electrical panels and rooms must be secure
  4. All fees must be paid.
  5. Call for inspection with "test Power" in comments.

General Final Inspection

  1. All switches, receptacles, fixtures and devices must be installed or openings properly closed.
  2. All panels must have breakers installed, and have covers installed with all circuits labeled.

Mechanical Final Inspection

General Final Inspection

  1. Grilles installed.
  2. All equipment installed.
  3. All pressurization and smoke removal systems are operational.
  4. Fire and smoke sensors operational.
  5. Fire and smoke dampers complete and operational.
  6. Duct chases are complete.
  7. Gas vents to be connected to appliances.
  8. Electrical disconnects installed.

Pressure Test Inspection

  1. Condenser water, chilled water, hot water or steam piping with associated valves and gauges are pressurized.

Hood Final Inspection

  1. Hood is installed and connected to duct.
  2. Firedampers and access doors (when required) are installed.
  3. Grease filters are installed.
  4. Fans or blowers are installed.
  5. Fire suppression system is installed.

Refrigeration System Inspection

  1. Box assembly completed.
  2. Blower and coils installed.
  3. Electrical disconnects installed.
  4. Condensate drains complete.
  5. Condensing unit installed.

Plumbing Final Inspection

General Final Inspection

  1. All fixtures must be installed connected to the water and sewer systems in proper working order.
  2. All hosebibs must have a non-removable vacuum breaker.
  3. All inspections have passed up to final stage. The site utilities and irrigation must be finaled too.

Sewer Inspection

  1. All piping must be in place, under proper test and properly supported. Excavations are to be left uncovered until the inspection is made and passed.
  2. All cleanouts must be properly installed, and the line must be closed off and filled with water to check for leaks.

Irrigation Inspection

  1. Backflow preventer and rain check must be properly installed, and piping must be in place to pass final inspection.

Commercial Site Utilities, Distribution and Collection Systems

  1. Obtain the permit and materials for the job site. Call the first inspection before the installation to check for proper materials and to discuss inspectional procedures.
  2. Periodic inspections during installation.
  3. Final testing on sanitary, storm, and water distribution.

Natural Gas Final Inspections

  1. After the fixtures have been set, a manometer test and final should be called before the fixtures are in operation. If any of the fixtures or appliances require immediate service, then contact your local gas company.