Temporary Inspection Procedures During Covid – 19

IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN INSPECTION RECORDS
ALL INSPECTIONS MUST BE SCHEDULED ON THE INSPECTION LINE (727) 893-1057 AS USUAL
THE CUT-OFF FOR INSPECTIONS REMAINS THE SAME.

THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT WILL NOT BE PERFORMING INTERIOR INSPECTIONS OF OCCUPIED STRUCTURES

ONSITE INSPECTIONS OF NEW CONSTRUCTION, UNOCCUPIED STRUCTURES AND EXTERIOR ELEMENTS ARE BEING PERFORMED AT INSPECTOR’S DISCRETION AND REQUIRE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED BY INSPECTOR, CONTRACTOR AND PROPERTY OWNERS

The following inspections must be scheduled as normal but will be postponed and rescheduled by inspectors until further notice: Final inspections (not for C of O), mechanical equal change outs (electric only), electric water heater replacements, final sign, fences and final driveways / sidewalks (not for C of O). All permits that expire due to this restriction will be extended without fees.

The following inspection procedures are for occupied structures: Door and window replacements (size for size, no structural) – provided photo of location w/permit placard in photo, photos of shim and fastener installation and window manufacture stickers in place on windows, photos of interior and exterior calking and sealing. Provide a notarized letter of compliance (complies with manufactures approved installation specifications and Florida Building Code, Sixth Edition (2017)

Re-roof – provide photo of location w/permit placard in photo, photos of in-progress installation (underlayment, drip edge and flashing, ridge or box vent openings, roofing material identification and shingle or roof covering fasteners, etc.) – photos of completed roof. Provide a notarized nailing affidavit and a notarized letter of compliance (manufactures approved installation specs and FBC, Sixth Ed. (2017)

Other inspections that may be done by providing photos or videos include: drywall/tile backer, minor electric/plumbing/mechanical, non-structural framing, etc. These inspections must be pre-arranged with the inspector or building official. A notarized letter of compliance with the technical codes (FBC, Sixth Edition 2017) for final inspections is required.

All photos and videos must be clear and legible and contain enough detail to show compliance for the inspection to be passed, they must be emailed to inspections@mygulfport.us on the day of the scheduled inspection, the subject line shall include the location address, permit number and type of inspection requested.
Failure to provide the required information will result in a failed inspection and must be rescheduled.

Inspection by affidavit or private provider must be pre-arranged with the building official and must comply with FBC-Building, Sixth Edition (2017) Section 107.6 and Florida Statute 553.791.