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Work That Requires an Inspection
Inspection Requests
The contractor or the builder shall be responsible for requesting a required inspection. This request must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Inspections will be made as quickly as possible, but Safety and Code Enforcement cannot guarantee the time of inspection. To request an inspection, contact the Safety and Codes Department Inspectors.  List of Inspectors and Contact Info 
NOTE: THE PLACEMENT OF A DUMPSTER OR POD WITHIN ANY RIGHT OF WAY (STREET) REQUIRES A PERMIT FROM THE UPPER MERION POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Inspection Guidelines
  • Bridge and culverts
    • Footings
    • Pipe bedding
    • Headwall
    • Endwalls
    • Abutments
    • Contact: Rob Loeper, 610-205-8503
  • Electrical, final: Conducted by approved third party inspection agency
    • Upon completion of all work, must be completed prior to issuance of Use and Occupancy Permit.
    • Upon completion, an inspection sticker to be placed on the electrical panel, with the approved agency the forwarding an inspection certification card to the Safety and Codes Enforcement Department.
  • Electrical, rough: Conducted by approved 3rd party inspection agency
    • Prior to enclosing of any structural elements.
    • Upon completion, an inspection sticker must be placed on the electrical panel, with the approved agency forwarding an inspection certification card to the Upper Merion Township Safety and Codes Enforcement Department.
  • Footings: Bearing soil, prior to pouring concrete
  • Foundation: Prior to pouring concrete and prior to backfilling
  • Fire Protection:          Suppression: Underground-at pressure test and flush
    Prior to enclosing piping in walls, ceilings, etc.
  • Alarm: at testing
  • Energy           
  • Drywall: For rated assemblies- prior to taping and spackling
  • Mechanical:  Inside: Prior to enclosing piping and ducts in walls and ceilings
         Final: Upon completion of all work
  • Plumbing: Separate permit required
    • Outside: Prior to backfill of underground piping or sewer laterals
    • Inside: Prior to enclosing piping in walls, floor slabs, floors, etc.
    • Final: Upon completion of all work
    • In an individual disposal system: Prior to placing drain tile, septic tank, or construction of leaching wells, etc. after placing the material or system and prior to backfilling
  • Pool
    • Grading and earth removal specifications to be submitted with permit application.
    • Pool area to be staked and setbacks verified prior to excavation.
    • Pool inspections include steel, electrical, and final  
  • Roof
  • Storm drainage, paving, curbing, sidewalks or driveways   Contact:      Janet Serfass, 610-205-8506 for inspection requirements.                   
  • Structural and/or rough framing: Prior to plastering, drywall or ceiling work
  • Use and occupancy: Separate permit required
    • Upon completion of all required inspections, successful testing of all emergency systems and prior to occupying the space covered by the permit.