In order to provide better, faster inspection service to you, the City of Cathedral City Building Department is asking that certain procedures be followed regarding required building inspections.
CALL IN INSPECTIONS ON THE RECORDER LINE (770-0341). Inspections called into the regular business line have at times been lost or delayed because this line is shared with other City departments, please use the inspection line for inspections. To prevent any delays in receiving your inspection, please make sure you give the correct street address. All requests for inspections MUST be called in advance and received by 6:30 a.m. for a same day inspection. We will accept requests for a.m./p.m., however, to better route inspections we would prefer an "Anytime of Day" type request.
The City Of Cathedral City will require a "Form Certification" stamped and signed by a registered civil engineer, licensed land surveyor, or licensed architect prior to the ground plumbing inspection. The form certification will be done after the forms are set and prior to placement of any underground piping, conduits, wiring, etc. The form certification will be in written form and attest that the forms as set are in compliance with the APPROVED plot plan and that all City requirements are met as to setbacks to property lines, finished floor elevations, and a compaction test if a grading plan was required. The form certification will be delivered to the Building Division and on file prior to the request for "ground plumbing" inspection. The following is a list of the inspections required for a typical frame and stucco construction which most of you are using. THE INSPECTIONS ARE LISTED IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY SHOULD OCCUR. If you have special conditions, engineering, or masonry, you may be required to have additional inspections – if in doubt, ask the inspector when he/she is there for the preceding inspection.
REINSPECTION When calling in for reinspections on the inspection line, please state that you are calling in a reinspection and give inspector’s name. The Building Department had adopted a policy of having the same inspector, when practical, who wrote the correction notice do the reinspection. The purpose of this policy is twofold;
After the second called inspection for the same correction or corrections, a reinspection fee may be charged.
We in the Building Department hope that the above information is going to be helpful to the builder and to us. It should save both of us some time because you know what we will be looking for at each step and we will spend less time doing reinspections.
City of Cathedral City, 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Tel: (760) 770-0340