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Overview

The Building Inspections and Enforcement Division of Inspections and Permits performs all required inspections for building and trade work permits.

General Information:

  • Inspections are required for footing trenches, foundations (waterproofing, drain tile, backfill), framing, insulation and final inspections. 
  • Separate inspections are required for trade permits.
  • Grading pre-construction and final inspections can be requested through the inspection systems, but you must speak with your grading inspector to set the inspection date. If you don’t know your grading inspector’s phone number, call (410) 222-7780
  • If you have a grading permit, you must have passed a Phase 1 grading inspection (all sediment controls in place) prior to scheduling a footing inspection. Building and trade inspection requests may be made up to midnight the evening prior to the requested inspection date. 
  • The Automated Inspection Request Systems are designed to dispatch inspection requests and/or cancellations for the next working day or future dates for building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, water, sewer and grading permits. 
  • Before scheduling your final building inspection, all associated trade permits must have passed final inspections. On commercial and tenant improvement building permits, the Fire Marshal’s office must have also passed a final inspection prior to scheduling the final building inspection. Contact the Fire Marshal at (410) 222-7884. 
  • Your permit must be active for 24 hours before you can request your first inspection.
  •  A copy of the approved construction drawings and grading plans must be on site at all times. If you do not have access to the internet or a touch-tone phone, call (410) 222-7784 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If your request is accepted and does not occur on the date scheduled, please notify this office at (410) 222-7784.

Schedule Online

  • Access the Inspection Menu and click on "Request Permit Inspection"
  • Enter the Permit Number and select Submit.
  • Select the requested date and inspection type from the drop down boxes and click Submit.
  • Verify the information is correct and select Submit. Be sure to note the 7-digit authorization number.
  • To cancel an inspection, follow steps #1 to 3 above, then click on Cancel Permit Inspection and enter the appropriate information including the permit number and authorization number and click Submit. The system will ask you to verify the information is correct, then click Cancel This Inspection Request.
  • Block inspections may also be requested. A block permit is a sequential group of permit numbers, e.g. B01010000, B01010001, etc. Block permit inspection requests can only be done for one type of inspection.  Please follow prompts.
If your inspection does not occur on the day requested, please call (410) 222-7784. Inspections can also be called into (410) 222-7784 if there is a problem with the Automated System.

Schedule By Phone

  • Dial (410) 222-4432, or (301) 970-1948 (Washington Metro)
  • Enter 9-digit permit number and press # key. Permit number is found in upper right hand corner of the permit. The letter prefix should be entered by pressing the key containing that letter (Example- B=2).
  • Enter the 3-digit inspection type code (see Inspection Type listing below).
  • Enter # if you would like an inspection on the next workday. If not, enter date (month, day) then press #key. (Example- March 5 would be 0305)
  • The above information will be repeated to you. If correct, press the # key. If wrong, press * key and try again.
  • If request is accepted, you will be given a 7-digit authorization number. Please write it down. If you need to cancel the inspection, you will need this number.
  • For another inspection request, press the # key. If none, hang up.
  • To cancel an inspection, enter the permit number and press the # key; enter the authorization number and press the # key.
  • To check the result of an inspection, enter the permit number and press the # key. Enter inspection type and press the # key.

Inspection Types

Inspection Types Directory 
Building Code

Footing

210

Backfill

215

Draintile

220

Framing

225

Insulation 

230

Steel

235

Slab

240

Pier or bulkhead

245

Commercial ceiling close-in

270

Progress

280

Sprinkler rough-in

290

Sprinkler final

295

Final 

299

Plumbing

Ground

410

Gas rough-in

420

Plumbing rough-in

425

Fuel tank

450

On-site W/S progress

460

Progress

480

Final

499

Water & Sewer

Water only

830

Sewer only

835

Water & Sewer

840

W/S progress

880

Final

899

Electrical 

Service

510

Rough-in

525

Rough-in & Service

545

Commercial Ceiling Close-In

570

Swimming pool bonding

535

Progress

580

Final

599

Mechanical

Rough-in 

625

Progress

680

Final

699

Grading Permit Inspections
Pre-construction 305
Phase 1 310
Stop Work Order re-inspection 140
Final 379
 

Location

2664 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

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