Building Code 319-286-5837
Electrical Code 319-286-5834
Mechanical Code 319-286-5833
Plumbing Code 319-286-5832
WHAT INSPECTIONS DO I NEED?
Temporary Power Inspection: An inspection for temporary power sets can be made after a meter socket, disconnect, and ground fault protected receptacles are placed on the building site.
Footing Inspection: This is done after the footing has been formed and any reinforcing steel is set in-place on chairs or other approved means but prior to the placement of concrete.
Groundwork Inspection: This is done after the underground or under slab plumbing is installed but prior to its being covered.
Sewer Inspection: This is done when the building sewer (the portion of the drainage system from two feet outside the building to the public sewer) is installed and prior to its being covered.
Gas Line Air Test: This is done after gas piping, fittings, unions, and valves authorized by the permit have been installed and before any such piping has been covered or concealed or any fixture or appliance has been attached thereto (a 10-psi air test is required).
Electrical Meter Set: The Electrical Meter set inspection is done so the permanent meter can be set. The electrical service equipment must be installed and bonded to a grounding electrode. This inspection authorizes utilities to energize equipment when requested by the contractor for electric service to facilitate construction.
Electrical Rough-In Inspection: This is done after the premises wiring system has been installed. This inspection should be before or at the same time as the framing inspection.
Plumbing Rough-In Inspection: This is done after the above-ground plumbing (water and drainage piping) is installed, prior to the framing inspection. This inspection should be before or at the same time as the framing inspection.
Mechanical Rough-In Inspection: This is done after the heating plant, vent, and ductwork has been installed. This inspection should be before or at the same time as the framing inspection.
Framing Inspection: This is done after the structure's walls, floors, and other framing members are in place and after the exterior sheathing has been installed. Additionally, the roof must be completed to the point where the building interior can be considered to be weather protected. All of the sub-systems such as plumbing, mechanical, and electrical must be inspected prior to the installation of wallboard, interior sheathing, and insulation. The framing inspection can be scheduled after plumbing, mechanical and electrical inspections have been completed.
Final Inspection: This is done after all work shown on the approved plans has been completed. The electrical, mechanical and plumbing final inspections must be completed before the final building inspection can take place. Final inspections are required before using additions or remodeled spaces.
In some cases, a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy may be obtained. All trades must obtain an inspection and final approval for either a Final Occupancy or Temporary Occupancy. An additional fee is required for a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.
To schedule final Fire and/or Zoning inspections, please call:
NOTICE TO PERMIT HOLDERS
Notifying the Building Services Department when the project is ready for inspection. Please call
319-286-5831 with the permit number, address, and type of inspection needed. Same day inspections are typically accommodated; however, it is always advisable to schedule 24-hours in advance.
- Providing access and means for inspections, including:
- ensuring the components to be inspected are readily visible and are not concealed or permanently covered; and
- ensuring access to the work to be inspected is readily available by temporary stairs, ladder or other necessary means to perform the inspection.
FINAL INSPECTIONS AND APPROVALS ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY OR USE OF EQUIPMENT OR SPACE AUTHORIZED BY THE PERMIT.