Backfill Inspection

​Before backfill is placed, all lead walls in proper location with support pads, foundation anchors as required, walls damp-proofed, exterior drain tile and pea stone covering, wall bracing in place.

Compaction Inspection

Compaction inspection is required for garages, basements, and slabs that provide egress to the building. Vapor barrier and steel or mesh must be in place at the time of the inspection.

Insulation Inspection

​If using blown insulation, ceilings must be prepared at time of wall and an Insulation Certificate must be submitted prior to applying for a Certificate of Occupancy.

Masonry Fireplace Damper Inspection

​After damper is set and the first flue liner above damper is set in place.

Masonry Inspection

Brick and/or stone veneer work, after the base course with the flashing, weep holes, and weather resistant sheathing paper is in place.

Final Fireplace Inspection

​Pre-manufactured fireplace.

Rough Building Inspection

All mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough inspections must be completed before a rough framing inspection.

Spread Footing Inspection

​Footings shall be ready to be poured at time of inspection, formed, walkout trenches, engineering on site & re-bar in place – if required, etc.

Trench Footing Inspection

​Open trench, garage, walk-out – if not done with spread footing inspection.

Building Department
Jenny Nash, Livingston County Treasurer

Jim Rowell
Building Official



(517) 546-3240


2300 E Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays

Inspection Request Line

(517) 546-3830


(517) 546-7461