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Q: How far in advance do inspections need to be scheduled? 

A: Inspections need to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. We currently accept inspections till 6:30 am, day of inspection.

 

Q: Does the Inspections department follow the City Calendar?

A: Yes. City Offices are closed every other Friday. If you call in for an inspection on a Friday the City Offices are closed, your inspection will be scheduled for the following Monday. Please see Calendar details linked below.

SantaBarbaraCa.gov/Cals

 

Q: Any “Special Inspections” required? If so, what kind of Special Inspections? (Air Balance, Structural Steel, Concrete, Etc.)

A: Special inspections required include air balance and structural steel. Concrete inspections depend on PSI. Consult with the CBC Chapter 17 for all special inspections your project may require.

 

Q: Will someone from the city be doing “Special Inspections” or do we need to hire a 3rd party? 

A: You will need to hire a 3rd party.

 

Q: Are 3rd party inspections available? 

A: You can research the local area regarding 3rd party resources.

 

Q: When will an inspector get in contact with me once I call in or email to schedule an inspection?

A:  An inspector will get in touch with the contact provided between 7:30am and 8:30am on the day of your scheduled inspection. 

 

Q: Can I call in or email to get a same day inspection?

A: Any calls or emails received after 6:30am will not be scheduled for inspections that day. 

 

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Last Updated: Jun 2, 2021
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