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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:

  • The Automated Inspection Request Systems are designed to dispatch inspection requests  for building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, water and/or sewer permits. Your permit must be active for 24 hours before you can request your first inspection. 
  • If you have a grading permit, it must have passed a Phase 1 grading inspection (sediment controls in place) prior to scheduling a footing inspection. Grading pre-construction and final inspections cannot be requested through the inspection system. You must speak with your grading inspector. If you don’t know your grading inspector’s phone number, call (410) 222-7780.
  • 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.
  • Re-inspection fees will be charged if the work is not ready for inspection or if violations are not corrected. A copy of the approved construction drawings and grading plans must be on site at all times. ​
  • I​f you do not have access to the internet or a touch-tone phone, call (410) 222-7784 and listen for the prompt to speak to a Dispatcher between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Schedule Online

  • A​ccess the Inspection Menu and click on Request Permit Inspection​.
  • Click on Request Permit Inspection to schedule a single inspection or Request Block Inspection when scheduling multiple consecutively numbered permits for the same inspection type. 
  • Enter the Permit Number(s) and click Submit.
  • Select the requested date and inspection type from the drop down boxes and click Submit.​
  • V​erify the information is correct and click 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.​  
  • Inspection results are available the next business day following an inspection.

Schedule By Phone

Touch Tone Phones Only:

  • 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 Directory).
  • Enter # if you would like inspection on the next workday. If not, enter date (month, day) then press #key. (Example- March 5, 2009 would be 030509)
  • 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.
  • To cancel an inspection, enter the permit number and press the # key; enter the authorization number and press the # key. 
  • Inspection results are available the next business day following 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

Trench Inspection

515

Rough-in

525

Swimming pool bonding

535

Slab Rough-in

540

Rough-in & Service

545

Commercial Ceiling Close-In

570

Progress

580

Final

599

Mechanical

Rough-in 

625

Progress

680

Final

699

 

Location

2664 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

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