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Old 09-27-02, 02:37 PM
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I pulled a permit to finish my basement last winter. Towards the end of winter I had the first inspection done and signed off. It was just the plumbing as it had been done during new const. My next inspection wlll be due here shortly and I haven't done a thing. (Busy summer) Generally how is that handled? I want to do as much myself as I can and would rather not have any deadlines. It will be finished eventually, but why not at my own pace? I've been told by a couple of people that if my permit expires I will have to reapply. Are they correct?
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Old 09-27-02, 06:41 PM
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You're going to have to call your building department and ask about the procedure. Where I live, you never have an inspection unless you call and request it. Our building permits are good for five years, and theoretically you are supposed to be able to show evidence that you have done one tenth of the work in every six month period. I say "theoretically" because the building department hardly ever asks for such evidence. And if they did, normally receipts for material purchased would be sufficient.

However, it sounds like your building department likes to send out inspectors at regular intervals. That sounds odd to me, and I wonder how many other places might do it similarly.
 
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Old 09-27-02, 07:14 PM
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No, actually I called for the first inspection. I had finished framing and thought I needed it, but when he arrived he said he I would have to finish the duct work and elec (state inspector)and insulation then he would sign off on the rough in. He said as long as he was here he would sign off on the plumbing. I did ask this ? to the city and the response I got was "we just like to see that progress is being made". Do I take that as a---go at my own pace?----
 
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