Final Inspection Checklist
The Final Inspection Checklist is used as a guide to prepare for Final Inspections on projects with new systems and/or modified systems that require testing and certification. It is the responsibility of the Project Manager to gather and deliver applicable approvals and backup documentation to Construction Support Services. After all Final Inspections are performed, systems inspected and tested and code requirements met, an approved Final Code Inspection will be issued and the Building Permit will be closed out. Depending on project scope, some building projects may not be used or occupied until the Final Code Inspection has been approved. The Final Inspection Checklist is available online.
Conditions for Certificate of Occupancy issuance
A Certificate of Occupancy is required for:
- A first tenant build-out in a new shell building.
- A change in square footage of an existing space.
- A change in the building occupancy class of an existing space for the entire building or for a portion of the building.
- Other projects as determined.
The Project Manager shall:
- Notify CSS of the upcoming Final Inspection to begin Certificate of Occupancy document preparation.
- Request Final Inspections from the following ASU units and request they forward their Final Inspection approvals to CSS: ADA, Fire Safety, Food Safety and Public Health, Electrical Shop – and other applicable ASU units.
- Coordinate with contractors to have systems inspected, tested and verified operational –Fire Safety, Elevator, HVAC balancing, sterilization of water, backflow prevention, Special Inspections, etc.
- Deliver approved contractor’s testing reports, Special Inspection Certificates and other applicable documentation to CSS.
- Call 480-727-7100 to schedule a Final Code Inspection. After all code requirements have been met and inspections by all other agencies and ASU units are complete, an approved Final Code Inspection will be issued.
Certificate of Occupancy issuance
Before the Certificate of Occupancy is issued:
- The Final Code Inspection Ticket and other applicable approvals and certifications noted on the Final Inspection Checklist must be delivered to CSS at least one business day prior to the requested delivery date of the Certificate of Occupancy.
- A building walk-through will be performed by the Executive Director of Capital Programs Management Group before the Certificate of Occupancy is issued.
- The building may not be used or occupied until the Certificate of Occupancy is issued.
- The Certificate of Occupancy must be posted in a prominent location within the building before occupancy by the public.