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Old 03-17-2020, 03:38 AM
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I went to the city of Norfolks web site to pay for a permit and saw this;
In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19), starting Monday March 16th 2020 through March 30th 2020 there will be no onsite inspections conducted by city staff. For more information how inspections or reports will be accepted, please contact the appropriate team leader.
I'll have to call to get information later, but I suppose construction is supposed to come to a halt. I can't see aconstruction crews stopping.
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I have been wondering when that would start. I have 10 permits ongoing all over the state of FL and this is going to be a PITA. We will keep going, I don't have a choice.
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Our elevator inspections have been impacted as well. Currently, 1/2 of the inspectors have taken voluntary 2 week paid sick leave.
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SE PA.
I have 4 permits pending, 1 inspector that is getting radiation treatments, 2 jobs put on 2-3 week hold.

The inspector with cancer has been the only guy to show up on job or answer questions the last week.

Some local townships have been closed.
Penn dots inspectors have closed down, stopping $500 million projects all over the state.

Its all bullshit.
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Originally Posted by ReelDreams1 View Post
I have been wondering when that would start. I have 10 permits ongoing all over the state of FL and this is going to be a PITA. We will keep going, I don't have a choice.
are you going to continue to build without required inspections? How do you plan on getting certificates of occupancy?
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Originally Posted by RIDE2GETHER View Post
are you going to continue to build without required inspections? How do you plan on getting certificates of occupancy?
If you document with plenty of pictures I doubt you will have any issue. Hell even without the world coming to an end most inspectors don’t care.

When the Eagles went to the Super Bowl back in 2018 I had two houses just pass inspected for rough in. Insulation contractor coming tomorrow (one day job) and wanted to start sheetrock the following day.

My inspector was leaving for the Super Bowl that night so he said just take pics and email them your good.

They were identical homes so I just had contractor insulated the first house and took pictures twice. Crushed the budget on that item for the project.

Joking!!!
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I have a few jobs going on and have this issue. In Mass, after requesting inspection city/town has 48 hours to respond.
After that, I am taking pics and pressing on.
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They are still inspecting here for now. This is going to be really bad all the way around but I talked to one yesterday and they are working on a contingency plan now incase they do stop. Not sure what that looks like though.

All of our plan and permit submittals are online so getting approved to build should still be very doable.
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Va Beach inspectors are out today. I saw one on a job and many others driving around.

On another note , I got a privet message saying this thread has been moved to Atlantic/Chesapeake bay forum from dockside chat.

What has that got to do with job inspections ? People don't have jobs or inspectors in the other area's ?
C-19 is not in other area's ? Doesn't make sense to me.
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We're dealing with it as well.
Non-essential county employees have been sent home.

So, thank you for proving your inspections aren't essential.
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Gloucester DMV is just down as well...until sometime in April.
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My experience is that really big projects get inspected with a fine tooth comb. Most projects get pretty lax inspections after the contractor has proven himself a few times to the inspector. I've had inspections pass over the telephone before. I've also called and asked permission to submit photos so I could move onto the next phase the following day and permission was granted.
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I just got a restaurant opened and what we did was hire private inspectors to do everything we needed minus the health inspector we got one to come from another county. And we got our co and everything signed off.
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I have a friend that said he requested an inspection and it wass passed with out the visit.

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