Permit Inspections

Inspections help make sure work is following the approved plans, is done safely and is to code. It is vital that inspections are done, as incorrect work or installations can result in house fires, flood damage and/or structural problems. They are required at various stages of a project, depending on the work that is being done. Please remember that legally a project is not complete until it has passed the final inspection.

Building Inspections

Adopted Codes:2021 International Building Code with local amendments

2021 International Residential Code with local amendments


Required Information to be onsite

The building permit and City approved drawings

Required Inspections (Residential and Commercial)

  • Footing forms prior to placing concrete
  • Foundation
  • Slab
  • Framing – trade inspection rough-in approvals are required before requesting this inspection.
  • Ceiling Close-in – trade inspections ceiling close approvals are required before requesting this inspection
  • Final
  • Please note - Additional inspections may be required dependent on complexity of project

Important Inspection Requirements*

Questions for building inspector, email buildinginspector@hagerstownmd.org

** Inspection requests cannot be submitted through email **

Electrical Inspections

Adopted Code: 2020 National Electric Code with local amendments

Required Inspections (Residential and Commercial)

  • Temporary electrical service
  • Underground / trench
  • Electrical service / service upgrade
  • Rough-in
  • Ceiling close
  • Final
  • Please note - Additional inspections may be required dependent on complexity of project

Questions for electrical inspector, email electricalinspector@hagerstownmd.org

** Inspection requests cannot be submitted through email **

Plumbing Inspections

Adopted Code: 2021 International Plumbing Code with local amendments

2021 International Fuel Gas Code

Required Inspections (Residential and Commercial)

  • Water Service
  • Sewer
  • Rough Plumbing / Gas to include pressure tests
  • Final Plumbing / Gas
  • Please note - Additional inspections may be required dependent on complexity of project

Questions for plumbing inspector, email plumbinginspector@hagerstownmd.org

** Inspection requests cannot be submitted through email **

Mechanical Inspections

Adopted Code: 2021 International Mechanical Code with local amendments

Required Inspections (Residential and Commercial)

  • Rough Mechanical
  • Ceiling close-in
  • Final Mechanical
  • Please note - Additional inspections may be required dependent on complexity of project

Questions for mechanical inspector, email mechanicalinspector@hagerstownmd.org

** Inspection requests cannot be submitted through email **

Inspection Guidelines

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