Inspection Request System

Page updated on May 18, 2018 at 7:44 PM

The Department of Code Administration offers an automated phone system known as "ACCESS," which allows permit holders to use a touch tone phone to schedule, reschedule or cancel inspections, request inspection results, speak to Code Administration personnel or other reviewing city agencies or listen to recorded customer service messages. "ACCESS" is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. To use the system, call 703.746.4560.

 You can check the Daily Inspection Viewer to learn about daily scheduled inspections and related updates. To schedule an inspection, call ACCESS-automated inspection schedule at 703.746.4560. When calling, please select the appropriate ACCESS Inspection Code for your requested inspection. If ACCESS is unavailable, please call 703.746.4200 for assistance during regular business hours.

***Note: ACCESS now has the following features!

  • Inspection results sent to any phone number
  • Inspection results by email

To obtain your most recent inspection results by one of the above methods, follow the prompts provided on the ACCESS system when you schedule the inspection.

When calling, you will be instructed to select one of the four options:

Press [1]     Schedule inspections

Press [2]     Cancel or reschedule and inspection

Press [3]    Obtain inspection results

Press [0]    Speak to Code Administration Permit Technician or other city agencies representatives

Press [#]    Listen to customer service recordings on:

  • Scheduling and/or
  • Permit Application Requirements
  • Plans Submission Requirements
  • When is a Permit required?
  • Contractor Licensing Information

When you choose option one, the system will ask you to enter the permit type by selecting the corresponding number for the type of permit:

  • Building .......... BLD press 1
  • Electrical ........ ELE press 2
  • Plumbing ........ PLM press 3
  • Mechanical ..... MEC press 4
  • Sign ............... SGN press 6

The system will then prompt you to enter the numeric portion of the permit number (ignore the dash) followed by the pound (#) key. "ACCESS" will repeat the permit number and address for confirmation.

"ACCESS" will automatically advise you if the permit is pending or if there are any fees, contractor or plan review holds that must be resolved before the permit may be issued. If there are plan review holds, you may choose to connect directly to the appropriate reviewing agency to discuss the hold actions.

If you wish to schedule, cancel or check inspection results for an issued permit,"ACCESS" will prompt you to choose from the following options:

  • to schedule an inspection, press 1
  • to cancel an inspections, press 2
  • to obtain inspection results, press 3.

Inspections cannot be scheduled if there are any holds or outstanding fees on the permit. Inspections may be scheduled up to seven days in advance.

  • Enter your 10 digit phone number, area code first.
  • Enter the date of the requested inspection.
  • Enter the 3 digit code for the type of inspection you wish to schedule. A code directory follows.

To cancel an inspection:

  • Enter your 10 digit phone number, area code first.
  • Enter the date of the inspection to be canceled.
  • Enter the 3 digit code for the type of inspection you wish to cancel.

To obtain inspection results:

  • Enter the date that the inspection was conducted.
  • Enter the 3 digit code for the type of inspection that you wish to know the results of. The system is only able to give you the results for the last inspection received for each inspection type.

Inspection Code Directory

Building (BLD)   Electrical (ELE)
Code Inspection Type   Code Inspection Type
100 Footing
  090
Building Survey
102 Concrete Encased Electrode
  100 Electrical Rough-in
105
Building Survey
  105 Rough-in Commercial
110 Foundation Walls
  107 Concrete Encased
120 Slabs
  110
Slab concealment
130
Columns   120 Trench concealment
150
Waterproofing/Backfill
  130 Ceiling concealment
155
Braced Wall Sheathing
  140 Wall concealment
160 Framing   150 Pool bonding
165 Framing Commercial
  160 New Service
170
Insulation
  170
Service upgrade
180
Masonry
  180
Overhead to Underground
190 Fireplace Throat   190 Temp serv. on pole
200
Fireplace Hearth   200 Preventative Maintenance
210
Prefab fireplace
  215 Floor concealment
220
Shaft wall
  220 Close in
230 Structural Steel   225 Temp. pending final
240Fire Wall Survey  230
Temporary Service 
260Pool Foundation  235
Sign Connection/Install 
270Manuf. Building 300
FINAL
 
310Stoop    
320 Close-in/concealment   Mechanical (MEC)
325
Wall concealment
  Code Inspection Type
330
Ceiling concealment
  100
Mechanical Survey
335
Floor concealment
  110 Rough-in
345
Retaining wall
  170
Kitchen, Hood & Duct
360
Product line test   180
Hood Test
400
FINAL   190
Paint Booth

  220
Shafts
Gas (GAS)

  230
Fire Dampers
Code
Inspection Type
 300
Close-in/Concealment
310
Piping
 400FINAL
350
Partial Piping Test   
400
Gas FINAL    FPS Inspections Request Link
     
Plumbing (PLM)  
Code Inspection Type  
100
Plumbing Survey  
110
Water Service  
120 Sewer line    
130 Sewer Repair  
140
Water Repair  
150 Sewer Cap    
160 Ground Work
   
170
Rough-in    
200
Pressure Test    
205
Flush Test    
210
Close-in/concealment    
215
Wall concealment    
220
Ceiling concealment    
225
Sewer and water
   
300 FINAL     
     
Sign (SGN)    
Code Inspection Type    
094Sign Survey    
100 Footing    
210 FINAL    
      

"ACCESS" cannot be used to schedule inspection requests for Demolition Permits and Certificates of Occupancy. Please call 703.746.4200 to request these inspections.

Rotary phone users may still call 703-746-4200 during regular business hours, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday (except Holidays), for the same services available through "ACCESS".

Certificate of Occupancy

(Please allow 3 days for inspections from Zoning, T&ES and/or the Health Department)

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