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Inspections can be scheduled by using our online permits website.
When scheduling online you first search for the permit. While you are looking at the details of the permit, and if the permit is in an Issued status, use the “I want to…” feature to “Schedule Inspection.”
Fire Inspections: Schedule online or call (253) 798-7179 (Option 1)
Our system is designed to prevent back-to-back inspection requests that often lead to the canceling of requests and radically impacting the workload. The results from the first inspection must be updated in the permitting system before additional inspections can be scheduled.
Our inspectors spend most of their time in the field, but are usually available between 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. before they start their inspections for the day. If you did not catch your inspector before they have left for the field, you may not hear back from them until the next working day. We make every effort to return all calls within one working day.
A virtual inspection allows the inspector to remotely view the site using a webcam controlled by the inspectee. View the brochure for additional information.
For single family site development projects, please request inspections using the PALS Online Permits website. This method will allow you to leave a note for the inspector with your request. Please remember to provide any needed information like a gate code when there is one.
For all other site development projects, contact your assigned inspector directly. Your assigned inspector's name and phone number is normally listed in the approval block on your plans.
Once you have disturbed the site, it is your responsibility to monitor it and maintain the necessary erosion control measures. This normally requires regular site visits. If, however, you find you cannot make visits for a short period of time, you can monitor the status of your permit by using our eNotification service found on our online permits website website.
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