Inspection Request

COVID-19 UPDATE

PLEASE CONTACT THE DIVISION ASAP IF THERE IS ANY COVID-19 CONCERNS ON YOUR PROJECT in order not to put inspectors at unnecessary risk.  We have more than one instance now where there have been COVID cases on construction sites, and our office was not notified in advance.  Do your part to keep everyone as safe as possible and please let us know when something is going on.  We won’t and don’t need any specific information, just a head’s up that it is an at risk situation.  Communication is key!  

Building addresses or lot numbers must be displayed as so to be plainly visible from the street at all times during construction.  It is becoming increasingly difficult and time consuming to find project locations to complete inspections.

COVID-19 Inspection Protocol

We prefer that you click here to schedule your inspections or use the QR code below on your smart phone or tablet.

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Or you can submit your inspections via email or by phone (608) 825-1184.

Please do not use more than one method to schedule inspections.

Do not contact inspectors directly to request inspections.

CLICK HERE to download an "Inspection Occurring Today" placard to notify jobsite workers of an impending inspection.

Unenclosed Unoccupied New Construction

(Examples, water & sewer, footings, foundations, drain tile, etc.)

 Inspections will proceed as requested by contractors.  To minimize the risk to inspectors of airborne particulates, all workers on site must be wearing masks or face coverings, and maintain all social distancing requirements while the inspector is on site.

  • Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in a failed inspection and the inspector leaving the site immediately, and a reinspection charge being assessed.
  • Inspectors may at their discretion choose to utilize electronic technology if the electronic inspection will yield the necessary information to provide approval. 

 Enclosed Unoccupied New Construction

(Examples, underground plumbing, basement vapor barriers, building roughs, building finals, etc.)

  •  Inspections will proceed as requested by contractors.  To minimize the risk to inspectors of airborne and touch particulates, buildings or areas to be inspected must be cleared of workers to the greatest extent possible prior to the inspection. Inspections will only be done on an AM/PM basis.  So for an AM inspection, jobsites must be cleared by 8:30AM and PM inspections by 12:00PM.  Any individuals that are necessary to the inspection may be on site during the inspection and shall be wearing a mask or face covering and respect all social distancing requirements while the inspector is on site.  
  • Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in a failed inspection and the inspector leaving the site immediately, and a reinspection charge being assessed.
  • Inspectors may at their discretion choose to utilize electronic technology if the electronic inspection will yield the necessary information to provide approval. 

Occupied Properties

  • Inspection requests for occupied properties will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Inspectors may at their discretion choose to postpone the inspection, or utilize electronic technology if the electronic inspection will yield the necessary information to provide approval.
  • For in person inspections, in order to minimize the risk to inspectors of airborne and touch particulates, buildings or areas to be inspected must be cleared of people to the greatest extent possible prior to the inspection. Inspections will only be done on an AM/PM basis.  So for an AM inspection, jobsites must be cleared by 8:30AM and PM inspections by 12:00PM.  Any individuals that are necessary to the inspection may be on site during the inspection and shall be wearing a mask or face covering and respect all social distancing requirements while the inspector is on site.  
  • Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in a failed inspection and the inspector leaving the site immediately, and a reinspection charge being assessed.

Standard Inspection Requirements

Inspections are required with any project that requires a building permit. These inspections take place before, during and after the project to verify that the people performing the work are complying with all applicable Codes.

Additional information is applicable to some items below and is indicated by a number or numbers in parentheses. Please see the numbered list below for the corresponding information in the Notes section.

Preliminary Inspections

  • Water Lateral (2, 3)
  • Sanitary or Storm Sewer Lateral (2, 3)
  • Site Plumbing Utilities (2, 3)
  • Footings
  • Floating Slab
  • Deck post/Pier holes
  • Foundation
  • Drain Tile
  • Exterior underground sanitary sewer (2, 3)
  • Interior underground sanitary sewer (2, 3)
  • Temporary building electrical service
  • Permanent building electrical service

Rough Inspections

Rough Inspections shall be requested and completed prior to installing insulation or any covering or finish materials and may include:

  • Rough Construction (1)
  • Rough Electrical (1)
  • Rough HVAC (1)
  • Rough Plumbing - (2, 3)
  • Gas Piping and Pressure Test (1, 5)
  • Insulation / Vapor Barrier
  • Shower/tub safing for site built showers/tubs

Final Inspections

  • Final inspections may include:
  • Final Construction (1)
  • Final Electrical (1)
  • Final HVAC(1)
  • Final Plumbing (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Site Improvements
  • Drainage/Landscaping

Notes 1 - These items shall be called in at the same time by the Owner or General Contractor as so to be inspected as a group.

2 – These items shall be called in by the Plumbing Contractor.

3 - Certain plumbing installations require an air or water test in accordance with Wisconsin Administrative Code Section SPS 382.21

4 - Plumbing Air Admittance Valves (AAV) must be tested and witnessed by the Plumbing Inspector.

5 - All gas piping installations must be tested in accordance with the current version of NFPA 54 or the greater of 3 pounds per square inch or 1-1/2 times the working pressure. The test shall remain without loss for a minimum of 10 minutes. All pressure tests must be witnessed by a City of Sun Prairie inspector.

Additional Documents

Additional documents that may be required for inspections:

  • Energy worksheet (required to be submitted with permit application)
  • Copy of truss designer’s design sheets (to be left on site for rough construction inspection)
  • Tall unsupported wall documentation (to be left on site for rough construction inspection)
  • HVAC balancing affidavit (to be submitted to the Building Inspector’s office prior to final inspection)
  • Foundation survey (to be submitted to the Building Inspector’s office prior to final inspection)
  • Insulation compliance statement (to be submitted to the Building Inspector’s office prior to final inspection)

Inspections Hours

The permit holder is responsible for calling for all inspections. Hours of inspections are: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment

Please be prepared to give the address, type of inspection and contractor name. The inspector has 2 business days to make an inspection before construction can continue.

We prefer that you click here to schedule your inspections or use the QR code below on your smart phone or tablet.

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Or you can submit your inspections via email or by phone (608) 825-1184.

Please do not use more than one method to schedule inspections.

Do not contact inspectors directly to request inspections.

Disclaimer: The list above is not a complete list of inspections. Some projects may need additional inspections. If your not sure if you need an inspection or when you need an inspection, please contact our office to find out.