During the construction process, all permitted projects shall be reviewed by EH&S building code inspection personnel for code compliance. Permit holder/contractor shall request various inspections as required by the Florida Building Code. The inspector’s function is to inspect the work for code compliance and document the results. The inspector is not responsible for scheduling, directing, or managing the construction work or for making a punch list or correction lists. Any code related deviations from the permitted documents shall be approved by the Architect/Engineer of Record and EH&S prior to inspection.
To request an inspection for your project you need to have access to our UF EH&S web based customer portal.
Once your specific customer portal has been set up by our office, you can log in and select your active permit number and then select type of inspection along with date/time desired. If your company is not currently set up with a customer portal please contact our EH&S Building Code office and we will get you activated with log-in and password. As an option, the permit holder may complete the Inspection Request/Report Form and email form to email@example.com at least a day in advance (minimum 3 days for long distance inspections). If you don’t have internet access you should call us to discuss.
The permit holder is required to make all necessary portions of the work available for inspection and provide the means (e.g., ladder, scaffolding stairs, lifts, etc.) for the construction area to be inspected. Our inspectors do carry flashlights but do not carry tools. Electrical panels/boxes or concealed areas must be open for the inspection, we will not disassemble your work. Do not block inspection areas with materials or boxes or other items that may hinder or delay the inspection process.
The contractor’s representative or site superintendent must accompany the inspector during the inspection process and specify the work area to be inspected. If the representative can’t be found or contacted in a timely manner the inspection will be terminated and re-inspection fees may apply. The permit holder shall make all permits, drawings, specifications and code related change order documents available to the inspectors. Work shall not be concealed or proceed to the next step on any part of a building, structure, electrical system, fire suppression, gas system, mechanical system, or plumbing system, etc. until the previous work has been inspected and approved by the EH&S Building Code Administrator or their authorized representative. Make sure you procure your UF EH&S building code enforcement inspection before proceeding.
Long distance inspections away from Gainesville or main UF campus
EH&S Building Code Enforcement employs a contract inspection agency for our long distance inspections. We require a minimum three (3) working day notice to get inspections scheduled with our contract provider. Please consult with us if you need more information at 352-392-1591.
Please note that we also do inspections of required erosion control measures per your approved erosion control plans. This is out of the purview of the building codes but must be addressed for UF projects that meet the criteria.