Required after trenches have been excavated, forms and grade stakes
have been erected, before concrete is placed.
Required after reinforcing and vapor retarder has been set and before
any concrete is placed. (Please advise inspector if fiber reinforcing
is to be used).
Required after first course of block has been laid and before exterior
walls are backfilled.
To be made when foundation wall has been completed before floor joists
and plates are installed.
Basements: Additional inspection is required for
drain tile and waterproofing.
Poured wall: Required after form work has been completed
and reinforcing placed, before concrete is placed.
- RI Plumbing
Required after all drain, waste, vent and water distribution piping
has been installed. Drain, waste, and vent shall be filled with water
or provided with 5 psi of positive air pressure at the time of the
inspection. Water piping shall be provided with air or water at the
working pressure or a minimum 60 psi at the time of the inspection.
- RI Mechanical
Required after ductwork has been installed including: boots, returns,
refrigerant lines and condensate lines. Supply and return openings
must be covered.
- RI Inside Gas
Required after all inside gas piping has been installed prior to setting
- RI Outside Gas
Required after all gas piping has been installed and tank has been
set but prior to installation of the meter or regulator.
- Pre-Fab Gas
Required after a unit has been set prior to enclosing with wall covering.
Manufacturer's literature must be with the unit for the inspector
- Final Gas
Required after all gas appliances have been installed, prior to meter
or regulator being set.
Required after exterior sheathing, flashings, ice guard, and weather
resistant membranes have been installed.
- Framing & Wiring
Required after all framing has been completed, doors, and windows have
been set, the roof has been shingled, the electrical rough in is
complete, and the mechanical (inside gas), and plumbing rough in
inspections have passed.
Required when first flue line is ready to be set or is set.
- Water & Sewer
Required before water and sewer (well and septic) lines are covered.
Required after the meter base and panel box have been set, a breaker
with one GFCI receptacle has been installed and the system has been
Required after insulation has been installed in sidewalls and other
areas that will be concealed but prior to the installation of wall
Required after insulation has been completed, yard has been graded
and the building is ready to be occupied. A letter certifying termite
protection is required for new dwellings.* ‡
||Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.)
Is issued once the final inspection has been passed and dwellings
which are served by a well and or septic system are approved by the
Health Department and those served by the Hanover County Department
of Utilities have had the appropriate fees paid. To insure timely
issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy it is recommended that 2
weeks prior to the date you will need your C.O. you request this
office to begin processing the C.O.
Note, the plans approved by Hanover County must be available on
the job site for the footing, framing, and final inspections.
||This list of inspections is the minimum inspections required for
a new dwelling. Commercial projects or special conditions on residential
projects may require inspections not on the above list.