Below is a list of typical inspections that are performed on a residence. When a building permit is issued, a list of required inspections is provided. It is the permit holder’s responsibility to request and schedule an inspection when work is ready for inspection and to provide access to the building inspection department so that inspections may be performed. All work requiring inspections shall remain accessible and not be concealed until approved by the building inspection department.
The Building Inspector reserves the right to require additional inspections as deemed necessary, as well as the right to ask the permit holder to remove covered walls, etc. if inspections are not performed as required.
Please Note: All inspection requests must be received by 4:00 pm the day before the inspection is requested. The only
exception is for concrete, which is two hours.
- Driveway, Patio, Sidewalk and Curbs
Inspections are required prior to the placement of concrete for all driveways, patios, sidewalks, and curbs.
Garage firewall and bathroom greenboard.
- Electrical Service
Grounding shall be completed to water service piping and ground rod.
- Foundation Walls
- Foundation Drains
- Inside Gas Piping and Testing
Air pressure test shall be set up prior to inspection. Minimum 10 psi air or 6” column mercury on manometer gauge required.
- Outside Gas Piping
Metallic piping required minimum of 12” burial depth, plastic piping requires 18” burial depth.
- Outside Underground Electrical
Underground electrical requires minimum 24” burial depth. Any conducts shall be listed for wet locations.
- Outside Water Piping
Minimum 36” burial depth. Metal piping required for 15’ outside of foundation wall.
- Private Sewage Construction
Growth Area residents will need to call Miami County Environmental Services at (913)294-4117.
- Private Sewage Final Grade
Growth Area Residents will need to call Miami County Environmental Services at (913) 294-4117.
- Rough In
The rough-in inspection includes framing, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical. Separate inspections of each trade will not be performed due to time constraints placed upon inspection department staff.
- Structural Slabs
Includes a garage floor.
- Underslab / Under Floor
Includes any plumbing, electrical, mechanical or other systems installed under a floor slab or beneath a building
Check with City of Paola Planning and Zoning Administrator
Depending upon the type of structure, this is a list of some of the more common commercial inspections that may be required. The Building Inspector may request additional special inspections.
Deck Pier / Footing
Fire-Resistive Ceiling Assembly
Fire-Resistive Wall Assembly
Grading, Excavation or Filling
Masonry Fireplace Throat
Metal Stud Framing
Other Building Inspection
Roof Sheathing or Covering
Electrical Above-Ceiling Test
Other Electrical Inspection
Electrical Performance Test
Air Pressure Test
Door Fan Pressurization Test
Fire Protection Final
Fire Pump Test
Hood Fire Suppression Test
Other Fire Protection
Other Mechanical Inspection
Plumbing Above-Ceiling Rough-in
Plumbing Ground Rough
Medical Gas System
Other Plumbing Inspection
Plumbing Top Rough
Suppression / Sprinkler
Slab (2 Hour)
Concrete Column (2 Hour)
Deck Pier/Footing (2 Hour)
Foundation Wall (2 Hour)
Footing (2 Hour)
Grade Beam (2Hour)
Masonry Fireplace Throat (2 Hour)
Drilled Pier (2 Hour)