Residential Inspections Information

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Residential Multi-Trade Inspections

The Multi-Trade Inspections (MTI) group was established to provide a more streamlined inspection process for residential alterations and additions. Having the MTI group allows for one inspector to do all trade inspections in fewer visits to the property, which helps keep the project moving forward with fewer delays. We encourage the customer to schedule the inspections when all associated trades are ready to maximize the efficiency of the program. 

MTI Scheduling Process and Tips

To ensure that we use the MTI group most effectively, we ask that ALL trades are ready the same day. For instance, have all trades ready for one rough-in inspection visit. This will allow us to address all trades at the same time versus some trades one day and the other a day or two later.

Inspections can be scheduled online, via telephone or in person. If you do not have access to a computer and need to schedule an inspection, you can call us at 311 or (919) 469-4046 weekdays from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

The day of your inspection, you can visit “Who’s My Inspector” on the morning of your scheduled inspection. You will find your assigned inspector’s name and contact information. You can call 7 a.m.–7:30 a.m., while we are compiling our daily routes, to get an ETA or discuss special circumstances or time restrictions.

All Final Inspections Must Be Called In By Phone

Once a permit has had all the required inspections approved, a Certificate of Occupancy or a Certificate of Compliance will be issued to both the contractor and the property owner. Contractor addresses are verified through the Department of Insurance Contractors License webpage.

A permit is active for six months without any activity, or one year after the last inspection. If no inspections take place, the permit will expire. If you resume the project, a new permit will need to be applied for and issued, with the fees doubled.