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Steve Minnick,
Building Commissioner/Zoning Administrator

100 W Main St
Muncie, IN 47305
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Required Inspections for Building Permits

Delaware County Indiana inspects according to the 2006 International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Fire Code, International Electrical Code, International Plumbing Code, and International Mechanical Code as adopted by the State of Indiana.

Call 765-747-7799 to schedule an inspection. Inspections should be scheduled 24 hours in advance whenever possible. Please state exactly what item or items are ready when scheduling the inspection.

SITE INSPECTION: The proposed structure must be staked so the inspector can verify setbacks to property lines or other restrictions before the permit is approved.

TEMPORARY ELECTRIC SERVICE: Temporary electrical poles must be inspected by this office before the power company will energize them. Temporary poles must have GFI receptacles and braced in at least 2 directions.

FOOTING INSPECTION: The footing must be inspected for proper depth below finish grade, for width and for thickness before concrete is placed. Post structures are to have the post holes inspected before placing posts.

FOUNDATION INSPECTION: Foundation walls, piers, anchor bolts, insulation and moisture barrier must be inspected prior to any framing.

UNDER SLAB INSPECTION: Electrical, plumbing and HVAC work in slabs must be inspected prior to covering it with backfill.

FRAMING/ROUGH-IN: An inspection of the structural framing, permanent electrical service entrance, electrical rough-in, plumbing rough-in and HVAC rough-in must be made before insulation and wallboard are installed.

FINAL INSPECTION: A final inspection is to be made prior to the Owner occupying the structure and a Certificate of Occupancy issued. All phases of construction must be complete before the inspection.