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A Compliance Inspection is a development permit issued to enable one inspection on one property. This type of permit is only used in specific circumstances. A Compliance Inspection does not authorize work; rather, it provides for a property inspection so the inspector may better assist a customer with the next step in the completion of their project.
There are 5 instances where a compliance inspection is appropriate:1. Final Inspection: This is used when a permit had been previously issued, passed all required inspections, except the Final(s), and has since expired. This is a one-time inspection and could be for a Final Building Inspection, a Final Drainage Inspection, or both. If both are necessary, then 2 Compliance Inspections are required with separate fees. Result: An inspection is either approved or denied. If denied, a new permit may be required.2. Fire Damage: One-time inspection where an inspector views the property and structures to determine the extent of the fire damage. Result: A field report is prepared and the customer is advised of the type of permit(s) required.3. Group Home: An inspection of an existing residential structure to ensure all requirements are met for occupancy as a group home with less than 5 occupants. A proper site plan, floor plan and Land Use Certificate application must be submitted for review. Due to the complexity, this permit is not issued over the Counter. Result: An inspection is either approved or denied.4. Code Compliance: An inspection of a building or structure to determine if it is in compliance with all county building codes. Result: An inspection is either approved or denied.5. Move On Structure: An inspection to ensure an existing structure intended to be moved into the County jurisdiction meets all structural requirements. Result: An inspection is either approved or denied.
In the five scenarios listed above, a Compliance Inspection is needed to have a Maricopa County Inspector advise you on the specific actions required for the completion of your project. This will help ensure; protection of your investment, protection for you and your family, protection of the public and future residents, and protection of the environment.
To request a Compliance Inspection, complete a building application and Contact Supplemental form; be sure to identify the type of Compliance Inspection you need. List any prior permits you may have, if applicable. The permit fee is $100 per Compliance Inspection, and there is also a $10 Address Verification. For a Compliance for Final, a compliance request form and compliance application is required. A review is conducted to see if the expired permit or work qualifies for a Compliance permit. Once approved, you will be notified to pay the fee(s) and the permit will be emailed to you with instructions. Be sure to post this permit at the work site and call for the inspection.You may retrieve these forms at our office location or online for your residential or commercial project: Building Services page.