What is an Inspection?
The Building Official will review permitted work for compliance with the requirements of the Building Code, the approved plan and specifications, and that the work matches the permit’s scope of work. Generally, all work will need to be inspected before being covered over. A project is complete once the permitted work has passed final inspection.
What is an Inspection?
The Building Official will review permitted work for compliance with the requirements of the Building Code, the approved plan and specifications, and that the work matches the permit’s scope of work. Generally, all work will need to be inspected before being finished over. A project is complete once the work covered by the permit has passed final inspection.
What type of Inspection do you need?
STEP 1When a permit is issued, an inspection record card may be provided to the permit holder to post at the jobsite. The inspection card is for the Building Official to make the required entries regarding the inspection(s).
Permit and Inspection Card Issued
STEP 2Permit Holder will need access to a smartphone or tablet, Skype, Facetime or another app or web-based site approved by Los Angeles County Public Works, Building and Safety Division.
Permittee has Software or App
STEP 3Permit holder can request for a virtual inspection online through EPIC-LA (for projects in the unincorporated County areas) or contacts the local Building and Safety District Office (for projects within Contract Cities) that issued the permit to have an inspector review the work virtually. When you call to schedule the virtual inspection, the permit holder must provide the address, type of inspection, email and phone number.
Request Virtual Inspection
STEP 4The Building Official may schedule an inspection time or perform the inspection immediately, depending on the type of inspecting requested
Type of Inspection Verified, Performed or Scheduled
STEP 5The inspector will call the permit holder at the agreed-upon date and time. Inspector and permit holder join meeting on their devices and enable video. Inspector will instruct the permit holder where to point the camera, typically, starting with the posted house address number. The inspection ends with either a list of corrections or an approval to continue to the next phase of construction or a final of the permit(s). Inspector sends correction notice or signs off inspection record card via email within 30 minutes.
STEP 6The number of required inspections depends on the complexity of the job.
STEP 7When the work covered by the permit(s) has passed final inspection the inspector will sign off the inspection record card and permit(s).
STEP 8For buildings and structures, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued by the Building Official.
Certificate of Occupancy Issued
Tell me about Virtual Inspections
What is a Virtual Inspection?
Virtual inspections are now available to permit holders with smartphones or tablets, to schedule an inspection using Skype, Facetime, or another web-based site approved by the County. Virtual inspections will increase customer service by reducing wait times, allowing for quick re-inspection of minor corrections, being less intrusive, and will help to reduce traffic and related pollution.
Click here for the Remote Virtual Inspection General Guide for Homeowners and Contractors
What inspections qualify for virtual inspection?
Step-by-step virtual inspection procedures are provided for the following most common inspections:
Additional inspections may be qualified for virtual inspection as determined by Building Inspectors:
- Electrical Panel Changeouts
- HVAC Changeouts
- Sewer Connections
- Temporary Power Poles
- window Replacements
- Pad Footings
- Gas Lines
What equipment is required for virtual inspection?
- Internet Connection
- Smart Phone, iPad or Laptop with web cam
- Tape Measure or any other tool to facilitate the inspection