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In-Person Inspections Resumed

Effective Tuesday, September 8, in-person inspections for projects involving the interior of existing occupied homes are resumed. Re-evaluation of this condition will continually occur. Residential permits, including water heater, electrical service, and HVAC retrofit permits are currently being issued.

Per inspector discretion, inspections for items such as electrical service panels, water heaters and HVAC retrofits located in a garage, accessed from the outside and through a large open garage overhead door, may occur with safe distancing and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worn by all parties. Virtual inspections with photos, videos or video conferencing calls may also be an option when coordinated with and deemed acceptable to the inspector. Inspections for emergency repairs of power, heating, gas, water and sewer services for a safe and healthy living environment can still occur with safe distancing and appropriate PPE worn by all parties.

Please note, inspectors do have discretion in requesting that inspections be rescheduled if appropriate safety precautions are not being met at a site. Thank you for your understanding in helping keep everyone safe.

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