Building Inspections

We require inspections to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. We recommend calling 2-3 days in advance whenever possible. Inspections cannot be made until after the permit has been paid for. Please note that inspections cannot be scheduled for the same day. In the efforts to serve the public efficiently within the office the Cache County Building Division and because of the large areas covered by the inspectors, we will only schedule for the day the permit holder would prefer. Permit holders must have projects ready for building inspections by 8:00 A.M.

To schedule an inspection, call (435)755-1650 press 1, and be prepared to give the following information:

  1. The building permit number, structure address, and/or the owner's name;
  2. The type inspection needed;
  3. What day you prefer (must be ready by 8:00 AM).

Additional Inspection reminders:

  • Concrete inspections, when scheduling inspections, let staff know when the concrete truck is scheduled and staff will make a note. The inspectors will do their best to inspect prior to the truck arrival.
  • Permanent Power Clearance, whoever is requesting the inspection MUST provide the Request or Work Order Number issued by Rocky Mountain Power prior to our staff emailing the inspection report to Rocky Mountain Power.  We will allow flexibility for power inspections that require coordination with Rocky Mountain Power.
  • Please be aware that when the inspectors arrive at the job site and you are not ready, you may be assessed a $75 re-inspection fee that must be paid prior to scheduling the next inspection.

The health and safety of our employees and the citizens of the Cache County is our utmost priority. Guidelines for county building inspection have been updated as follows:

  • Owner/Contractors/Sub-Contractors are not required to be on the job site for the inspection except for basement finish inspections.
  • Basement Finishes - Physical inspections are only done if there is an outside entrance and owner/contractor are present.
  • It is the right of the building inspector to deny an inspection if they feel they are at risk.

Several inspections are required on most construction. A general rule is to call for an inspection before you cover anything up.  A typical single family residence typically requires the following inspections:

Inspection Type Inspection Timing
Footings To be made after trenches are excavated. Forms are erected and steel is in place and tied.
Foundation To be made after forms are erected and steel is in place and tied.
Underground Plumbing To be made after all plumbing is installed and prior to the covering of any drainage or water pipes and pressure test is on before the basement floor is poured.
Early (Permanent) Power We do not inspect for temporary power.  However, permanent power is inspected for clearance with the local power provider.
Rough Plumbing To be made after all plumbing is installed and prior to the covering of any drainage or water pipes and pressure test is on.
Rough Framing To be made after the roof, all framing members, fire block, etc. are in place, and all pipes, vents and electrical wiring are installed.
Rough Mechanical To be made after flue and ducts are run; the furnace is installed and gas lines sized and in place. Gas pressure must be tested to 20 psi pressure test.
Rough Electrical To be made after all wiring is in place and before any of it is covered up.
Final Inspection * To be made after the building is completed and prior to occupancy.
Additional Inspections as needed Insulation, Chimney, Lath, Stucco Certification, etc. may be required.  See your permit for the specific inspections required for your structure.

*As of 1/1/2022 a Pre-Occupancy Checklist/Sign-off sheet is required for structures built within the unincorporated areas of Cache County. This will require sign-off from Public Works and the Fire District. You will receive the sheet at the time of Zoning Clearance approval or you may print a copy here. This document must be provided to the building inspector at the Final Inspection and is not the responsibility of the building inspector to obtain the signatures.