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Special Inspections

Special inspection is the review or observation of the materials and workmanship which are critical to the overall safety or integrity of the building or structure.  It is done to verify the work of the contractor and his/her employees to ensure the approved plans and specifications are being followed and that relevant codes and ordinances are being observed.  Therefore, the special inspection process is more detailed, in depth and in addition to those inspections conducted by the municipal building inspector.  The special inspector furnishes continuous inspection at all times when construction requires his/her presence.  Some inspections may be made on a periodic basis and satisfy the requirements of continuous inspection, provided this periodic scheduled inspection is performed as outlined in the project plans and specifications and approved by the building official.  (See I.B.C., Sections 1704.1 and 1704.1.2)

Please use the City of Reno Department of Community Development Special Inspection Application pdf, revised May 2008.  If there are any questions concerning the special inspections process, please call the Community Development Department at 775-334-2063 and ask to speak to a plans examiner.

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