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Commercial Townhouse - Building Inspections

Commercial Permits - Townhouse: Building InspectionsTo be made after trenches are excavated and forms erected and shall at a minimum include: Stem-wall, Monolithic slab-on-grade, Piling/pile caps, Footers/grade beams and Seawalls.


To be made after the reinforcement is in place, all concealed conduit, piping, ducts and vents are installed and the electrical, plumbing and mechanical work is complete. Slab shall not be poured until all required inspections have been made and passed. For further information, refer to Slab/Foundation Requirements.


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: Window/door framing installation, Vertical cells/columns, Lintel/tie beams, Framing/trusses/bracing/connectors, Draft stopping/fire-blocking, Curtain wall framing, Energy insulation, Accessibility.

Sheathing / Cladding

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: Roof & Wall sheathing, Sheathing fasteners, Roof/wall/dry-in, and Windows/door bucks.


Shall at a minimum include: Dry-in, Insulation, Roof coverings, and Flashings.


To be made after the framing inspection is approved and the insulation is in place.

Glass, Glazing, Stairs Guards & Handrails

Inspector will check for proper framing, glazing and safety requirements, per engineering plans. Inspections will also be performed of stairways and handrails, in accordance with current code requirements.

Mean of Egress

General means of egress, verification of occupant load requirements, illumination and signage and accessible means of egress will be reviewed during this inspection; it will also include exit access and doorways as well as travel distance and exit corridors.

Fire Resistance Rated/Penetration

To be made after the installation of fire resistant drywall, joint/penetration protection, and fireproofing materials, and prior to installation of finishes.

Building Final

To be made after the building is completed and ready for occupancy.

For further requirements, please refer to Inspection Requirementsdocument and/or per the latest edition of the Florida Building Code.

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