Building Inspections

The Building Division provides administration and enforcement of building, mechanical, plumbing, gas, electrical and fire codes as adopted by the Johns Creek City Council. 

Building issues the necessary permits, examines all plans and performs on-site inspections of all residential and commercial structures built or remodeled in the City, verifying compliance with the adopted construction codes.

Required Inspections

  • Foundation and Foundation Wall Inspection: Foundation inspection is done after trenches are excavated, reinforcement steel is in place and forms erected, prior to the placing of concrete.

  • Underground Inspection: Underground inspection is done after trenches or ditches are excavated; electrical (conduit or cable) installed; mechanical (underground duct and fuel piping) installed; plumbing (piping) installed; before any backfill.

  • Slab Inspection: Slab inspection is done just prior to placing of concrete.

  • Exterior Framing Inspection: Inspection of the exterior wall sheathing fasteners and braced wall panels is done prior to concealment by building wrap and other moisture barrier systems.

  • Moisture Barrier Inspection: Inspection of the building wrap, membranes, flashings, and any other required moisture barrier systems is done prior to the installation of exterior finishing materials. Note: This inspection may be done in conjunction with the required Framing / Rough inspection.

  • Frame Inspection / Rough Inspection: Inspection of the framing construction is done after the roof, all framing, fire-blocking, sheathing, draft-stopping, bracing and fasteners are in place. The rough inspection of plumbing, mechanical, gas and electrical systems is done prior to covering or concealment, before fixtures or appliances are set or installed.

  • Insulation Inspection: To ensure an energy controlled building envelope, inspection of the building insulation must be done prior to covering or concealing the insulation from view.

  • Final Inspection: The final inspection is done after the building is complete and is ready for immediate occupancy. A separate final site inspection is required to verify compliance with landscaping, site stabilization, and drainage requirements.

Please note: Depending on the scope of work, other inspections may be required to ensure complete code compliance.