Does someone have to be home during the inspection?

If access to the new work requires the inspector to walk through your existing, furnished house, someone must be present to let the inspector in. The inspector will not enter an unoccupied furnished house. We also will not enter a house in which only a child is home, unaccompanied by an adult. In these cases, please make arrangements with the inspector for a time to meet. 

We will try to accommodate your schedule as much as possible. However, the large number of inspections, and the unpredictability of the length of time each inspection may take, makes precise appointments difficult.

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1. When I start construction, is the work inspected?
2. Where should this card be kept?
3. Do I need to provide anything else to the inspector?
4. How much notice does the inspector need when I am ready for an inspection?
5. Can I call for plumbing and electrical inspections?
6. What does the inspector look for during the inspection?
7. Does the inspector carry identification?
8. Will the inspector ever come to my house without a call from me or my contractor?
9. Does someone have to be home during the inspection?
10. I’m having an addition built. When can I begin using it?
11. Is a Certificate of Use/Occupancy always required?
12. If I don’t get a Certificate, how do I know the work was completed satisfactorily?
13. Can I occupy my structure before all the work is done?