Engineering Final Inspections
Are You Ready For A Final Inspection?
As a prerequisite to County approval (commercial or residential) and acceptance of new roads and storm drains, all phases of construction must be inspected and approved by the Land Development Division of DPW. After paving is completed and all utility, storm drainage and associated work is complete & as-builts are submitted, a final inspection can be scheduled (Flow Chart & Field Checklist).
Upon an official request, through Trakit, for a final inspection and the eligibility to conduct a final inspection has been demonstrated, the inspector will commence to schedule a visit to verify completion of all construction. The inspector will record all inaccuracies, ommissions and incomplete items on a "report." The Developer, and other representatives, will be furnished a copy of the report "via email" and can request a follow-up inspection after all deficiencies have been corrected.
The Construction General Permit (CGP) states that NPDES permit coverage should be terminated as follows: “Where a site has been finally stabilized and all storm water discharges from construction activities that are authorized by this permit are eliminated, the operator of the facility must submit a Notice of Termination (NOT).”
Section 21-7 of the Land Development Ordinance [Easement and/or right-of-way acceptance authority]……the County Administrator and/or his designee(s) are hereby authorized to accept any easement or deed for rights-of-way, drainage easements, and sewer easements; emergency maintenance easements, dirt road rights-of-way, additional rights-of-way, sewer extension agreements, water line easements and other instruments authorized by the County Code of Ordinances; and is authorized to establish procedures for the acceptance and recording of such instruments.