Had my final inspection??


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Old 07-24-19, 01:37 PM
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Question Had my final inspection??

I had a basement refinishing project that has been going on for the last 5 years.

I called the building inspector in today for a final inspection ( last time he was there was in 2016). All of the signatures had worn off my permit due to being in the window for so long.

The inspector asked if I had my final electric and gas because they were no longer showing and I stated that I did.

He all but turned his head to take a quick look around and then signed off on the final inspection.

I was a bit confused by this as I thought he was going to go around thoroughly and check all the details of the work done. Is this a common practice or did the building inspector just want to call it a day?

Don't get me wrong here. I'm glad he didn't "nitpick" but that was not at all what I expected so it left me wondering if I was indeed done with the whole permit thing.
 
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Old 07-24-19, 02:21 PM
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I'm a little surprised your permit was good for that long of a time frame, especially between inspections. Some inspectors are nit pickers but many are easy to get along with, glad you got one of the latter.
 
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Old 07-24-19, 02:37 PM
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I'm surprised he signed it off as well. In my county you get a year from when you take out the permit. You can apply for an extension but they don't let you drag things out.
 
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Old 07-24-19, 02:51 PM
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Wow, I didn't even think about the time frame being an issue. He made a brief mention of him remembering being here a few years ago. Looks like I really got lucky. It was tough getting him back here but I guess it pays to be nice and respectful to the hand that feeds you.
 
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Old 07-24-19, 07:19 PM
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Your are lucky. Permit valid for one year is pretty common.
 
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Old 07-25-19, 04:58 AM
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I'm sure being just a basement finish vs some type of structure made a difference, I mean how much can someone screw that up? Right!
 
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