Tenant Improvement Inspection Guidelines

Contractors working in Palo Alto can download improvement inspection guidelines to help comply with 2016 California Building Code, Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy Code, Green Building Standards, 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.

SECTION  IVR#   CHECKLIST 
1.0 GENERAL     
    How to Read Changes, Municipal Code Requirements, and Best Practices
    Attention to Superintendents 
    Common Errors and Pitfalls 
    Construction Hours
    Sequence of Inspections 
    Scheduling of Inspections
    Commercial Trailers 
2.0 PRE-CONSTRUCTION    
    Tenant Improvement Inspection Priority List
   111 Pre-Construction Meeting (TI)
   111 Pre-Construction Meeting (Large Comm/Indust/Multi Building)
3.0 JOB SITE    
    Safety And Sanitation 
    Security
    Address and Premises Identification 
   202 Commercial Trailers 
     
4.0 CONSTRUCTION POWER    
   202 Construction Power- Commercial and Multi-Family
    Stanford Temporary Power Requirements 
5.0 SPECIAL INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS    
    Special Inspection Requirements 
6.0 FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS    
    Fire Protection Systems 
7.0 ACCESSIBILITY     
    Means of Egress 
    Tactile Exit Signs 
    Housing Accessibility 
    Public/Commercial Accessibility 
    Ramp Door Landing Detail
    Braille
    Dressing, Fitting,  and Locker Rooms
8.0 MECHANICAL    
    Roof Top Equipment
9.0 ELECTRICAL     
    T.I. General Wiring 
   246 Panel Torque Inspection 
    Panel Torque 
   101

Electrical Sign Inspections

   409 Generator and Transfer Switches 
10.0 MULTI-TRADES    
   301 Multi-Trades 
11.0 PLUMBING    
   510 Backflow Prevention (Water Supply)
   512 Sumps and Sewage Ejectors
    Gas Test (Whole House/Building)
    Plumbing Illustrations 
    Island Sink Vent
12.0 UTILITIES RELEASE    
   405 Electrical Meter Release
   222 Gas Meter Release 
13.0 HEALTH CARE FACILITIES     
    Health Care Facilities 
    Medical Gas
14.0 RESTAURANT     
    Grease, Sand and Oil Interceptors 
    Restaurant Inspection
   603 Kitchen Hoods Guidelines
     
15.0 BUILDING     
     Fire Blocking and Draft Stopping 
   302 Steel Stud Framing 
   304 Suspended Ceiling 
    T-Bar Ceiling Installations - UBC Standard 47-18
16.0 FINAL     
   101 Final
 17.0 FORMS AND NOTICES     
    After Hours or Weekend Inspections 
    Non-Residential Construction Power 
    Large Project Inspection Request Form 
    Lock Out/Tag Out Protocol 
    Temporary Occupancy (Commercial/TCO)
    Phased Occupancy Procedures 
    Use & Occupancy Final Checklist
17.0 VENDORS AND SERVICES    
    Special Inspection Agencies 
 INSPECTION CODES    
    Inspection Codes

City of Palo Alto Guide Books are intended to help permit holders prepare for and pass inspections, providing a path to successful completion of all project types. By taking a systematic approach, we have attempted to provide a “comprehensive checklist” for many types of projects. Guide Books are not to be confused with Code Books (California Title 24). Guide Books reference state, local codes and adoptive ordinances, but do not supersede them. Guide Books are available for Commercial, Residential, Tenant Improvements, Electrical, Roofing and other types of projects. We welcome any feedback you may have to help us improve these resources.