Required Building Inspections

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PERMIT HOLDER TO SCHEDULE ALL REQUIRED INSPECTIONS.

NOTE: WORK COVERED WITHOUT AN INSPECTION MAYBE REQUIRED TO BE DISMANTLED.


Footings – Before Concrete

    • After excavation, footing forms and any required steel is in place.
    • If soil conditions are poor call for a separate excavation inspection

Foundation Walls– Before Concrete

    • After wall forms and any required steel is in place.

Foundation As-Built  

      • To confirm setbacks and heights with proposed for zoning, Special Permit/ Variance Decisions and flood hazard area elevation certification if applicable.
      • Prepared and stamped by a Registered Land Surveyor/ Engineer uploaded to online permitting before framing begins.

Concrete Slab /Under Floor Inspection - Before Concrete

    • All required steel, crushed stone, radon piping, drainage, insulation and vapor barrier are in place.
    • All underground plumbing, gas, electrical and sheet metal/ mechanical  inspections are complete.

Frame/ Rough Inspection - Building is “Dry-Inside” before siding.

    • Framing, bracing, blocking, sheathing and weather resistive barrier is complete.
    • Doors and windows are installed to manufactures specifications.
    • Rough plumbing, gas, electrical, sheet metal-mechanical  inspections are complete.
    • Rough fire suppression and/or fire protection system rough inspections are complete. 

Fire Stopping and Blocking, Fire Rated Assemblies

    • Fire blocking is installed at all required vertical and horizontal spaces.
    • Fire stopping is installed at all required joints and penetrations.

Insulation/ Energy Efficiency Inspection  

    • Insulation installation and air sealing is complete 
    • HERS Raters Compliance Report/ Inspection checklist uploaded for new residential construction.

Final Inspection - Final required inspections as indicated on permit card

    • Final plumbing, gas, electrical, sheet metal-mechanical and fire inspections are complete.

Certificate of Occupancy

    • Assessors, Conservation, Health and Planning Departments sign-off as required.
    • All conditions from Special Permit and/or Variance Decisions have been met.
    • Confirmed HERS rating with performance tests results uploaded to online permitting.
    • Final As-Built plot plan stamped by a registered Land Surveyor uploaded to online permitting.
    • Flood elevation certificate stamped by a registered Engineer uploaded to online permitting.

Special / Other Inspections – see 780 CMR 17.00 and at the Building Officials discretion.

Construction Control - All of the inspections above or at the Building Officials discretion.

Manufactured Homes - 24 hours notice required prior to the arrival of the boxes.

Masonry Chimneys – when the throat, smoke shelf and make-up air are in place.