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Schedule an Inspection

HOMEOWNERS

Send an email to inspections (preferred method). Your inspection will automatically be scheduled for the next business day.

Advantages to Emailing An Inspection Request:

  • You will receive an email confirmation that your inspection has been scheduled.
  • Your email will be received by the inspectors themselves. This means it is a simple and convenient way to relay any special considerations or information that will help the inspector perform the inspection itself (common examples are specific details on the location of the work, gate codes, special time constraints, etc.).  

Alternatively, homeowners are welcome to call our automated phone system (253-931-3020, option 3) and leave us a voicemail. Your inspection will automatically be scheduled for the next business day; you will not receive a confirmation phone call.   

Whether by email or voicemail, your request must include the following information:

  1. Permit Number
  2. Job Site Address
  3. Your Name and Phone Number
  4. Type or Description of Inspection to be Performed

Tips for Homeowners

  • The cutoff time for inspections is 4:00 PM on business days. Inspections will automatically be scheduled for the following business day unless you request otherwise.
  • Inspections occur on business days roughly between 9:00 AM to noon (AM) and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PM). While we cannot make appointments, we will do our best to honor inspection requests for certain time-frames (AM or PM).
  • If you would like to know the approximate time of your inspection, please call the Permit Center (253-931-3020) between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM the morning of your inspection.
  • The day of your inspection, please ensure that someone over the age of 18 is available at the job site. The inspector cannot enter the property otherwise.
  • If you have a contractor doing the work, you may find it useful for them to be present at the time of inspection. It is not required, however.
  • Please have your approved construction drawings and permit card on hand when the inspector arrives.

CONTRACTORS

If you are a contractor please make inspection requests through our Online Permit Center. The system will display your current permits and activity as your own personal dashboard.

You will have quick and convenient access to your active permits, quick inspection request options, past inspection results, and future required inspections for project planning. 

You will need a PIN number in order to access the Online Permit Center. If you don’t already have a PIN number, the easiest way to obtain one is to email the Permit Center. Be sure to include the following in your email:

  • The name of your Contracting company as it appears on your Washington State Contractor’s License and City of Auburn Business License.
  • Your desired PIN number in the following format: It has to be four digits long, any combination, it just cannot start with zero.

Once you have a PIN number, you are free to use the Online Permit Center. Choose your company name from the drop down list and enter your PIN number in the “password” field.

Alternatively, inspection requests can be sent via email to inspections. Your inspection will automatically be scheduled for the next business day, and you will receive an email confirmation.

If neither of the above two options are feasible, contractors can utilize the automated phone system (253-931-3020, option 3) and leave us a voicemail request. Your inspection will automatically be scheduled for the next business day; you will not receive a confirmation phone call.   

Whether by email or voicemail, your request must include the following information:

  1. Permit Number
  2. Job Site Address
  3. Your Name and Phone Number
  4. Type or Description of Inspection to be Performed

Tips for Contractors

  • The cutoff time for inspections is 4:00 PM on business days. Inspections will automatically be scheduled for the following business day unless you say otherwise.
  • Note that one benefit of using the online inspection request system is that the 4:00 PM cut-off time does not apply. Requests made through the online system prior to 12:00 AM will be automatically scheduled for the following day.
  • Inspections occur on business days roughly between 9:00 AM to noon (AM) and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PM). While we cannot make appointments, we will do our best to honor inspection requests for certain time-frames (AM or PM).
  • If you would like to know the approximate time of your inspection, please call the Permit Center (253-931-3020) between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM the morning of your inspection.
  • The approved construction drawings and permit card must be present when the inspector arrives.