Residential Inspection Guidelines

Contractors working in Palo Alto can download residential inspection guidelines to help comply with 2016 California Residential Code, Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy Code, and Electrical Code requirements and provide insight about what to expect during an inspection. The Inspection Voice Response (IVR) number(s) are in front of the inspection title.

IVR# Residential Building Inspection Guidelines
Common Errors and Pitfalls
Living in House During Construction
Address and Premises Identification
201
Pre-Demolition Utilities Removal
111
Pre-Construction Meeting
Safety and Sanitation
Security
Neighborhood Watch Groups
Storm Water Pollution Prevention
Inspection Time Allotments
Sequence of Inspections
105
Demolition
202
Temporary Power - General Contact Form
FOUNDATION TO FINAL
204, 407
Foundation General Requirements
Concrete Entries and Exits
Concrete Landing, Porch, Patio, and Steps
208, 206
Basement Slab and Walls
211
Post Tension Slab
205, 209
Pier and Grade Beam
210
Shotcrete
206
Slab on Grade
207
Masonry Construction (CMU)
212, 213
Joist & Underfloor Combo
214
Underfloor Insulation
215
Daylight Plane
216
Roof & Exterior Sheathing and Structural Frame

216

Structural Insulated Panels (SIP)
220
All Trades - Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, and Frame
235
Insulation
303
Drywall
101
Final
UTILITIES RELEASE
221
Gas Meter Release
405
Electrical Meter Release
REMODEL INSPECTIONS
Bathroom Remodel Final
Kitchen Remodel Final
ROOFING
802, 805, 808
Roofing General Requirements
Roof Drains
Roof Overlay
Metal Roofs
Single Ply Membrane Roof
806
Spray Applied Foam Roof
Tar and Gravel Roof
Clay and Concrete Tile Roof
Cool Roof (Residential)
FIREPLACE
Fireplace Chimney Transition Frame
240
Masonry Fireplace and Chimney
239, 245
Factory Built Fireplace and Hearth
239, 245
Fireplace Insert
LATH
218
Exterior Lath
244
Tile Lath
Steam Shower
TITLE 24 ENERGY
Lighting Requirements
Title 24 Energy requirements
MECHANICAL
605
Air Conditioning Compressor
Furnace and Water Heater Occupancy Separation
Combustion air for Gas Appliances
609
Furnace in Attic
609
Furnace in Closet/Alcove
609
Furnace in Floor
609
Furnace in Wall
Gas Vent Termination
613, 614
Roof Top Equipment
Whole House Fan
ELECTRICAL
Alternative Breakers
Communication Circuits
Electrical Conversion (Overhead to Underground)
Electrical Service Utilities Checklist
405,406
Electrical Panel Final
Electrical Vehicle Charging Systems
Generator & Transfer Switches
Generator Pre-Submittal Checklist
247
Hot Check
Low Voltage Lighting
246
Panel Torque
Torque Specification
701, 702, 703
Photovoltaic Inspection
Photovoltaic Pre-Submittal Checklist
PLUMBING
224
Backwater Valve (Sewer)
510 Backflow Prevention Device (Water Supply)
602
Boiler
CSST Gas Piping
Excessive Water Pressure
Grey Water Systems
610
Hydronics
PEX Piping
508
Pipe Bursting
Rainwater Catchment
505
Re-Pipe (Water Pipes)
224
Sewer Replacement

901,901

Septic Tank Removal
241
Shower and Deck Pan
512
Sumps and Sewage Ejectors
704, 705, 706
Solar Hot Water - Pools
Solar Hot Water - Domestic
504
Tankless Water Heater
225
Water Service
503
Water Heater
Heat Pump Water Heater
Underslab/Structure Gas Pipe
203
Underslab and Slab Plumbing
222
Whole House Gas Test
SWIMMING POOL AND SPA
901, 902
Pool & Spa Demolition
903, 904, 905, 906
Pool & Spa Inspection
FIRE INSPECTION
After Fire Occupancy
Wildland Urban Interface Development
GREEN BUILDING
Green Building Tips
Green Building Rebates
MISCELLANEOUS
Deck Inspection
Fence Code
240
Fire Pit and BBQ
Flood Hazard Area Requirements
Garage Conversion
Handrails, Guards, and Stairs
Radon Mitigation Guidelines
Joint Trench
Manufactured Home
Protection of Excavation
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
302
Steel Stud Framing
Survey Letter Requirements
Tree Removal Procedure
Truss
Exterior Wall Covering & Siding
Windows
Last Updated: Aug 8, 2017