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Electrical Inspections

Permitting & Inspections Department


Permit Inspection Work

Work must be inspected during each phase of construction before work is concealed and/or continued by the permit holder or their agent. The inspection request is called into Dispatch at (910) 433-1768 or:

433 Hay Street
1st Floor - City Hall
PO Box 1846
Fayetteville, NC 28302-1846


Required Electrical Inspections

Temporary Power Pole: Temporary power for construction power.

Slab: Any wiring or conduit must be installed and inspected before concrete is poured.

Rough-in: Before insulation and/or sheetrock. All wiring, panels, light fixture boxes, disconnects, weather heads.

Above the Ceiling: Before ceiling tile is installed. Inspection addresses light fixtures and supporting wires, wiring methods above the ceiling, low-voltage wiring.

HVAC Unit: Before Final inspection, electrical connections.

Low Voltage: Before lay-in ceiling is installed. The low voltage can encompass: sign, alarm, audio, data, telephone, security.

Temporary House Power: After all trades have passed fire life safety inspections and each contractor has signed acknowledging they understand the house panel will be energized.

Generators: Before Final. These are normally emergency generators with very special connections to the main service panel.

Solar Panel: Before Final.

Final: Once all of the electrical has been installed and completed, including low voltage inspections.

Common Mistakes Identified During an Electrical Inspection

  • Not ready
  • Receptacle spacing
  • Conductor protection
  • Legends & labels
  • Equipment grounding
  • Poor or improper connections
  • Box support
  • Not accessible
  • Knock out seals & filler plates
  • Nail plates missing
  • Fire stopping is missing
  • Overfill receptacle or ceiling box
  • Service grounding
  • Smoke detector missing or not installed correctly

Who Turns on the Power?

Once all required inspections and the Final Building Inspection approval have been completed and passed, the contractor will need to contact the power company for your area to request the power meter be installed. It is important to provide sufficient time for the request to be sent, received, and processed by the utility provider before expecting electrical power.