Step 6 - Permitting

6.5. INSPECTIONS: Are you ready for an inspection?

All work that requires a building permit must be inspected at specific points for sign off and approval.

When to schedule...Review the back of your permits for information on when to schedule your inspections.
How to schedule...Building inspections can be scheduled online by using the City’s Online Permitting Scheduler or by calling the permit counter at 509-585-4561.
How to prepare...
  • Site address must be clearly visible from the street
  • Ensure an adult (18 or older) is present to allow access
  • Ensure pets are secured away
  • Do not cover or conceal construction areas that require a permit
  • Ensure adequate illumination of areas for inspection
  • Provide an approved ladder if roof or attic access is required
  • Ensure pathways are free of obstructions
  • Ensure electric panels/boxes are accessible
  • Provide secured and fastened scaffolding, if necessary
  • When applicable, approved plans or manufacturer installation instructions must be made available
How to cancel an inspection...Building inspections may be cancelled by using the City’s Online Permitting Scheduler. If your cancellation is within 24 hours of your scheduled inspection call 509-585-4561.
Who to contact for help...One-Stop Customer Service 509-585-4561

These tools are provided for guidance purposes and should not be used as a substitute for codes and regulations. The user is responsible for compliance with all requirements, regardless of whether they are referred to or contained within these documents.