Commercial Masonry Privacy / Retaining Wall & Fence & Dumpster Enclosure Inspections

Commercial Permits - Masonry Privacy / Retaining Wall & Fence Inspection

Initial Site Inspection

To be made prior to beginning construction when tree protection and silt barriers are in place, all root and limb pruning is completed and all permitted trees are removed or relocated. For further information, refer to Standard Preparation Requirements.

Erosion Sediment Control

To be made prior to any scheduled or unscheduled inspection. Verify all silt barriers and other erosion control measures are in place and properly maintained such that sediment laden runoff is controlled. For further information, refer to Erosion and Sediment Control.

Site Clearing Brush

Site Clearing and site clearing underbrush inspections begin after Initial Site Inspections have been passed. The inspector will monitor the site ensuring all approved brush, trees, trash, and foliage have been removed and hauled away.

Overlay District

The purpose of an overlay district is to apply specific regulations to distinct geographic areas, which warrant special consideration due to a unique situation or practical difficulties resulting from the historic development pattern. Governing Laws are found in Chapter 27.

Historical District

Currently, there are five (5) historic districts, which encompass over 4,200 buildings. The designation protects these properties that have been determined to be of distinctive character, architectural value and cultural significance to the City.


Upon arrival, the Inspector will:

  • Check down cells for reinforcement and cleanouts.
  • Inspects for bearing at precasts ends.
  • Verifies amount, size and location of steel reinforcement.
  • Inspect tying, spacing and lapping of steel reinforcement.
  • Review masonry unit placement and joint tolerances.
  • Inspect forms and cells for debris.
  • Review any special requirement for wind, high velocity or hurricane zones.

For further information, please refer to Inspection Requirements and Codes.

Retaining Wall and Fence Inspections

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