Inspections are only conducted for the work identified on an issued permit. Approved plans and the issued permit must be posted and available for review on site.
Inspection Requests using the SSPP
All permits are now on the Self-Service Permit Portal (SSPP). Inspections can be requested online. If you have an existing permit, click the link to create a user account. If your user email matches what's on the original permit application, you will have immediate access to inspections and all other permit information. Contact us to provide access to existing permits if your user email does not match or if you cannot remember which email address was used.
Temporary Inspection Requests
For a short time, building inspections can still be requested by leaving a voice message at 360-282-3172. Public Works/Engineering inspections can be requested by calling 360-282-3171.
With these methods, all requests must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. the previous business day for next-day inspections.
Inspections requested through the SSPP will be forwarded to the inspector, who will add it to their daily schedule. Once that happens, the SSPP will be updated with the schedule information.
While City Staff endeavors to accommodate requests for specific inspection times, scheduling is subject to staff availability. Inspection services are not available on weekends and federally observed holidays.
Certificate of Occupancy
A certificate of occupancy will be issued only after all building, mechanical, and plumbing permits have received final approval and after Public Works and Planning staff have confirmed that all requirements and conditions of approval have been met. Please allow up to a week for all departments to complete their inspections following notice that all work has been completed.
No changes or deviations shall be made to the approved plans without the written approval of the Building Official.
A re-inspection fee of $100 may be assessed for each inspection or re-inspection when such portion of the work for which inspection is called is not complete or when corrections called for are not made. This is not to be interpreted as requiring re-inspection fees the first time a job is rejected for failure to comply with code requirements, but as controlling the practice of calling for inspections before the job is not ready. When re-inspection fees have been assessed, no additional inspections will be performed until the fees have been paid.
If special inspections are required, copies of all special inspection reports must be forwarded to the Building Division and a completion letter from the special inspection firm must be submitted.