Inspections and Scheduling

Inspections 

Effective April 5, 2021, inspectors return to conducting inspections in person on-site within all building types.

On-site Visual Inspections

Inspection types related to the following construction activity will be in person on project site.

  • New Construction
  • Additions that can be accessed from the exterior
  • Commercial New and Alteration/Repair
  • Occupied and Unoccupied Residential Buildings
  • Exterior

Scheduling

Scheduling an Image Inspection (Reroofing, Residing, Replacement Windows)

  1. Permit holder shall email digital image files to buildinginspections@co.scott.mn.us 
  2. Images shall be digital files only, with ability to zoom in without distortion. Website links, zip folders, and cloud storage will not be accepted.
  3. The permit number and project address shall be placed in the subject line of the email.
  4. Images shall include all required details in accordance with Digital Image Inspection Requirements. Any missing required images will result in a failed inspection. 
  5. Image inspection notice will be by auto-email to the permit contact.
    • Upon passed Reroofing Underlayment/Ice Barrier inspection, Final on-site inspection will be automatically scheduled
    • ocumentCenter/View/13542/Digital-Image-Inspection-RequirementsUpon passed Re-Siding Weather Barrier inspection, Final on-site inspection will be automatically scheduled
    • Upon passed Window Replacement Install Image inspection, permit holder shall schedule a will meet final inspection.

Scheduling On-site Visual Inspections

Commercial Buildings, Exterior, and Residential Unoccupied Buildings

  1. Permit holder or on-site contact shall schedule inspection by calling 952-496-8160
  2. On-site contact shall answer COVID-19 screening questions and provide contact name, phone number, and email address.
  3. Inspection will be scheduled.
  4. Prior to the inspection, the on-site contact shall prepare the site by opening any doors, cabinets, or enclosures related to the inspection.
  5. Inspector will meet on-site at scheduled date/time of inspection. On-site contact shall again answer COVID-19 screening questions and follow CDC guidelines for mitigating potential risk of spreading the Coronavirus.
  6. In addition, we ask that the amount of people within the area of inspection be limited to those involved in the inspection. 
  7. We appreciate and thank everyone for their help in keeping the community safe.  Digital Image Inspection Requirements