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: Nov 2, 2017
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