Maricopa County now offers virtual inspections for some permits
Maricopa County in Arizona is now offering a faster way to get certain home renovation projects inspected. In spite of the pandemic, the Maricopa County Planning and Development Department wants responsible development to continue. The department has rolled out virtual inspections and other online services for the following permits:
- Electrical Service Replacement or Upgrade to 400A
- Main Breaker Derate for PV Prep
- Minor Electrical Repairs
- Minor/Replace Gas Line
- Minor Plumbing Repairs
- Gas/Electrical Clearances
- Sewer/Septic Lines
The Maricopa County Planning and Development Department provides a wide range of services for unincorporated Maricopa County including land use planning and entitlement, building permit review and inspection, and code compliance.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the department has seen a year-over-year increase in demand for building permits. Many of those applications are happening online. Virtual inspections are flexible and help keep customers and staff safe, save time and money, and eliminate the guesswork in determining when an inspector will arrive.
“Video conferencing is a normal part of life for many of us now. Our virtual inspections will have a similar feel,” stated Inspection Manager Justin Pascarella. “Customers will get a set meeting time, they’ll connect with the inspector using their smartphone or tablet, and then they’ll be walked through the inspections process right there.”
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