Inspection Requirements

GENERAL PERMIT AND REQUIRED INSPECTION INFORMATION

 

BEAUFORT COUNTY BUILDING INSPECTIONS

General Permit and Required Inspection Information

 

 

ALL PAPER WORK MUST BE IN THE OFFICE PRIOR TO INSPECTION.

 

POSTING OF PERMIT:  Work requiring a permit shall not commence until the permit holder or his agent post the permit card in a conspicuous place on the premises.  The permit shall be protected from the weather and located in such a position as to allow the building official or representative to conveniently make required entries thereon.  The permit card shall be maintained in such a position by the permit holder until the Certificate of Occupancy is issued.  Before any inspections can be made the 911 address must be posted on the site.

 

REQUIRED INSPECTIONS:  The following is a list of required inspections.  Some may or may not apply depending on the type of construction.  In addition to this list of inspections. the field inspector, based on the type of construction may require other inspections not specifically noted on this list.

 

NOTE:  THE APPROVED SET OF PLANS STAMPED AND REVIEWED BY THE PLANS EXAMINER MUST BE AT THE JOB SITE FOR EVERY INSPECTION

 

TS: TEMPORARY SERVICE

              Electrical service for use at project site during the construction period.

 

FT: FOOTING

To be made after footers are excavated.  All horizontal steel must be in place in footers.  Vertical steel must be on site.  Termite certificate is required.  Compaction report is required.

 

CR: CORE

All vertical steel piers and continuous wall assemblies shall be in place and anchoring devices on site.  Flood Elevation Certificate and as built foundation survey must be in the file.

 

FS: FLOOR STRAPPING

All anchoring devices installed at piers and continuous walls to floor assembly.

 

RP:  ROUGH PLUMING

All under slab rough plumbing in place.  Water & DWV test required.

 

SL: SLAB

Slab ready to pour, footing excavated with all horizontal steel reinforcement in place.  All vertical anchoring devices if not already in place, shall be on site and have placement location identified on form boards.  Termite certificate required.  Elevation certificate required if in a flood zone.  As built foundation survey required.  Compaction report is required.

 

 

 

ST: STRAPPING

All exterior wall sheathing and roof framing members anchoring devices installed, (EXPOSED FOR INSPECTION).  As built survey foundation required. 

 

 

RI: ROUGH IN

              On new structures, FR, PL, EL, AND HVAC must all be complete before calling for inspection.  Elevation certificate required if in a flood zone.  All plate penetrations to be form filled at this time.

 

FR: FRAMING

All framing completed.  At least one step of code approved stairs to each floor level required.

 

PL: PLUMBING ROUGH-IN

All plumbing stub outs complete.  After the roof, framing, fire blocking and bracing are in place.  Plumbing pressure is required.

EL: ELECTRICAL ROUGH-IN

All wiring to be concealed in ceiling or wall membranes shall be installed.  To be done after roof, framing, fire blocking and bracing is in place.

 

HV: HVAC ROUGH-IN

All ductwork and electrical wiring for heating and air to be installed prior to this inspection.

 

IN: INSULATION

All concealed insulation to be place.

 

PS: PERMANENT SERVICE

Approved set of plans at the job site.  All electrical installations to be complete or properly terminated.  At least one set of final code approved stairs to each level.  Final septic tank approval or sewer approval is required.

 

For commercial:  Permanent service affidavit is required.

 

CO: CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

Building must meet all requirements for immediate occupancy.  An original finished construction elevation certificate required if in a flood zone.

 

For commercial:  Fire Department approval, certificate of compliance from Beaufort County Engineering Department and DHEC approval if restaurant or pool is required before CO inspection.

 

 

YOUR PERMIT WILL EXPIRE SIX MONTHS FROM ISSUE DATE OR FROM YOUR LAST INSPECTION.