Development Inspection

Development Inspections Process

·        The first step for any job should be obtaining the proper permits for the job in question.

·        Attend the pre-construction meeting. The following contacts must be present to hold a preconstruction meeting:

  • Development inspector
  • Erosion control inspector
  • Developer
  • Engineer of record
  • Grading contractor,
  • 24-hr contact
  • Forester
  • County storm water engineer

All documents and certifications that are needed should be presented by the end of this meeting.


Starting The Job

1.     Post the permit card and a copy of the approved plans at the entrance of the job site.

2.     Install the construction exit to the specifications of the current erosion sediment control Manuel.

3.     Install all erosion control devices as shown on approved plans.

4.     After walking the site to ensure that all erosion control devices have been installed as specified in the approved plans, the contractor should contact the county inspections office and the engineer of record to schedule an erosion control inspection. The contractor will provide the county with a copy of the engineer’s approved inspection.

5.     Grading and clearing may take place at this point.

6.     Contact the development inspector prior to installing storm drain devices. The inspector will want to visually inspect all joints of pipe, catch basins and junction boxes. All pipes must be grouted when entering or exiting a structure. Any bands installed on pipes must be inspected prior to concealment.

7.     Install curb and gutter if applicable.

8.     Contact the development inspector before pouring any throats or lids. Each throat and lid must be inspected prior to pouring concrete.

9.     Contact the development inspector for compaction test inspection on sub-grade if applicable.

10. Install graded aggregate base if applicable.

11. Contact the development inspector for compaction test inspection on graded aggregate base if applicable.

12. Seed and straw all exposed ground for stability. All exposed earth that has not been disturbed in seven days must be covered with temporary grass.

13. Apply for building permit if applicable.

14.  Install asphalt if applicable.

15.   Install permanent vegetation. All areas disturbed must have 70% coverage of live vegetation for final inspection.

16.  Clean all catch basins.

17.  Ensure the site is stable and that any damage has been repaired.

18. Contact the county inspections office for a final inspection.