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Inspection Information

In an effort to allow contractors and homeowners the opportunity to estimate a two-hour window of time when their inspector may arrive to perform the inspection, the On-Line Daily Inspection Sequence List has been developed. While it is the responsibility of the person scheduling the inspection to ensure that someone is at the project site when the inspector arrives, we understand the value of your time and are trying to be as efficient and time-considerate as possible. The example below is not a guaranteed window of time, but may assist in estimating the Time of Arrival (ETA) for the inspector.



Time of Day Inspection Sequence Number Time of Day Inspection Sequence Number
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 1-4 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 1-4
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 5-8 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 5-9
12:00 p.m.-03:30 p.m. 9 - 13 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 9-13

Daily Inspection List - Auburn

Daily Inspection List - Tahoe

Example (Auburn): If an inspector has a total of 12 inspections and your inspection sequence is 10, then the estimated inspection time should be between 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. While every effort is made to have the list posted by 8:30 a.m., please allow until 9:00 a.m. before contacting the office.

Disclaimer: This is only a very general Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) and the Placer County Building Division does not guarantee any specific time or time frame. The ETA will vary based on work load (office and field), travel, location and complexity of the inspections for a given day. Inspections are canceled throughout the day and this also affects the inspectors ETA. Lunch and coffee breaks should also be considered when estimating the inspector’s ETA. Although every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information on this website, users are advised to contact appropriate Community Development Resource Agency staff before making project decisions. This may involve contacting more than one department/division (e.g. Building, Planning, Environmental Health, Air Pollution, Engineering Surveying, etc.), since each department/division implements specific codes or ordinances which may affect your project.

Schedule Inspections:

To Schedule and Inspection for Permits

Directions for using the automated inspection scheduling line and inspection codes

  • Issued from the Auburn office call 530-745-3020 - 24 hours/day
  • Issued from the Tahoe office call 530-581-6205 - 24 hours/day

As of May 18, 2009 the IVR (Interactive Voice Response System) has been in operation. The IVR system is an automated voice response system used via a touch tone phone to schedule your construction inspections. With the introduction of the IVR system you will be using your touch-tone phone to schedule inspections, along with other available functions to serve you better. For best results, you may want to use a land-line for scheduling inspections as cell phones are subject to signal loss and may not schedule the inspection. After scheduling your inspection do not hang-up, wait for your confirmation number at the end. A confirmation number must be received in order for the inspection to have been scheduled.

Timeline for Inspection Scheduling and Cancellation:

Scheduling: An inspection can be scheduled up to 11:59 p.m today for an inspection tomorrow, or up to 5 days in advance.

Canceling an inspection: An inspection scheduled for tomorrow can be canceled up to 11:59 p.m today.

Help inspectors find your project

Inspections Checklists

The following checklists are to be reviewed for completion by the contractor/owner prior to scheduling an inspection. Each item is to be checked as “OK” or “N/A”. The person reviewing these items will need to sign and date this form. Present the completed form to the Building Inspector prior to commencing the inspection.

WARNING: Failure to complete this form will delay the inspection and necessitate a re-inspection fee. Prior to this inspection, all required sequential inspections and correction notices must be completed. These are not all-inclusive lists and additional items may be required as determined during the inspection.

This inspection cannot be phased: At time of this inspection all work shall be completed.

Partial and phased inspections: Partial and phased inspections identified during the inspection process will require additional inspection fees per P.C. ORD 15.04.050 G.2

Open Conditions of Approval Information

Important Final Inspection Information & Instruction on

How to Find Your "Permit Open Conditions Of Approval" Prior To Scheduling A Final Inspection

Field Inspection Areas (Map) & List of Building Inspectors & Contact Information

List of Building Inspectors & Contact Information

Storm water & Required Job Site Mud Control

Inspection Records - Go to Online Permit Activities

Housing or Code Enforcement Inspections - Call (530) 745-3050 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday

Structural Observation is required on all residential structures 5,000 Sq. Ft. or more per CBC Chapter 17. The Architect or Engineer of record performing the Structural Observation is to provide, in addition to the reports required by CBC Chapter 17, a final written report that will be retained as part of the permanent Building Permit file. The final report must certify that the entire structural system complies with the approved plans and designers specifications. The wet-stamped final report will be required prior to the frame inspection by the Building Division stating that the foundation construction and the lateral shear resisting system is approved without any exceptions.

Handouts - General information

Special Inspection and Testing Form



Pools & Misc


  • Specific job or inspection: (530) 745-3010 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM M-F; Ask for your inspector.
  • General Questions: or (530) 745-3100; calls are generally returned within one business day. Field Inspectors are in the office 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM only.