The City of Key West, Florida

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Required Inspections
Required inspections shall be called in a specific order. These inspections must be approved by the City to complete the building process and secure a Certificate of Occupancy. All jobs may not require every inspection. Please check with inspectors concerning your individual needs.
 
Building
Foundation Inspection
To be made after trenches are excavated and forms erected and shall at a minimum include the following building components:
  • stem-wall
  • monolithic slab-on-grade
  • piling/pile caps
  • footers/grade beams
Framing Inspection: To be made after the roof, all framing, fire blocking and bracing is in place, all concealing wiring, all pipes, chimneys, ducts and vents are complete and shall at a minimum include the following building components:
  • window/door frame
  • vertical cells/columns
  • lintel/tie beams
  • framing/trusses/bracing/connectors
  • draft stopping/fire blocking
  • curtain wall framing
  • energy insulation
  • accessibility
Sheathing Inspection: To be made either as part of a dry-in inspection or done separately at the request of the contractor after all roof and wall sheathing and fasteners are complete and shall at a minimum include the following building components:
  • roof sheathing
  • wall sheathing
  • sheathing fasteners
  • roof/wall dry-in
  • Roofing Inspection: Shall at a minimum include the following building components:
  • dry-in
  • insulation
  • roof coverings
  • flashing
Final Inspection: To be made after the building is completed and ready for occupancy. Prior to this inspection all electrical, mechanical, roofing and plumbing inspections shall be completed.

Swimming pool inspection:
First inspection to be made after excavation and installation of reinforcing steel, bonding the main drain and prior to placing of concrete.

Final inspection to be made when swimming pool is complete and all required enclosure requirements are in place.

Demolition Inspections:
First inspection to be made after the utility connections have been disconnected and secured in such a manner that no unsafe or unsanitary conditions shall exit during or after demolition operations.

Final inspection to be made after all demolition work is completed.

 
Electrical
Underground inspection: To be made after trenches or ditches are excavated, conduit or cable installed, and before any backfill is put in place.

Rough-In inspections:
To be made after the roof, framing, fire blocking and bracing is in place and prior to the installation of wall or ceiling membranes.

Final inspection: To be made after the building is complete, all required electrical fixtures are in place and properly connected or protected, and the structure is ready for occupancy.

 
Plumbing
To be made after the roof, framing, fire blocking and bracing is in place and all soil, waste and vent piping is complete, and prior to this installation of wall or ceiling membranes.

Final inspection: To be made after the building is complete, all plumbing fixtures are in place and properly connected, and the structure is ready for occupancy.

Mechanical
Underground inspection: To be made after trenches or ditches are excavated, underground duct and fuel piping installed, and before any backfill be put in place.

Rough-In inspection: To be made after the roof, framing, fire blocking and bracing are in place and all ducting, and other concealed components are complete, and prior to the installation of wall or ceiling membranes.Final inspection: To be made after the building is complete, the mechanical system is in place and properly connected, and the structure is ready for occupancy.

 
Gas
Rough piping inspection: To be made after all new piping authorized by the permit has been installed, and before any such piping has been covered or concealed or any fixtures or gas appliances have been connected.

Final Piping inspection: To be made after all piping authorized by the permit has been installed and after all portions which are to be concealed by plastering or otherwise have been so concealed, and before any fixtures or gas appliances have been connected. This inspection shall include a pressure test.

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