- After King County issues a building permit, inspections are required at different stages of the project.
- Construction or work must remain visible and available for inspection until the inspection has been completed and approved.
- The permit holder is responsible for contacting King County Permits to request required inspections.
Required inspection types:
Actual required inspections vary based on project scope. Typical inspections include:
- Pre-construction conference
- Footing and foundation
- Lowest floor elevation (for projects in flood hazard areas)
- Shear wall
- Plumbing,* mechanical, gas,* and electrical** rough-ins
- Drywall and/or fire-resistance-rated construction
*Plumbing and gas piping inspections are done by Public Health–Seattle and King County.
**Electrical inspections are done by Washington State Labor & Industries.
For residential projects, visit MyBuildingPermit.com for inspection checklists that include items commonly written up during the inspection process.