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The Department is committed to a policy of providing 'next day' service for any inspection request made before 4 PM the previous working day, except in some limited instances. Regardless, the Department is required to perform inspections within 48 hours (two working days) of the inspection request. Due to the size of the staff, the area covered and the typical number of inspection requests it is not possible to schedule specific times for inspection appointments, but once the schedule for the days work is set oftentimes we can estimate the time of the inspection within a two to three hour timeframe.

A copy of the approved construction documents and the required inspection reports are required to be maintained in a conspicuous location at the building site, and available to the inspector during all inspection visits.

Generally inspections are classified in three groups, Residential (R), Commercial (C) and Manufactured Dwellings (MH), and are made in a specific sequence. Some inspections are grouped together in order that we may provide more effective and efficient use of our time. The following is a generalized list of basic inspections required for Residential and Commercial work and what is included in them:

  • Footing: Prior to placing concrete for the footings and/or foundation. All reinforcement shall be in place.
  • Slab: Prior to placing any slab or thickened concrete slab intended for structural support, including all plumbing, electrical and mechanical under the slab. All reinforcement shall be in place and, if applicable, anchor bolts shall be set.
  • Stemwall: Prior to pouring foundation stemwalls, anchor bolts shall be set, if applicable, and all reinforcement shall be in place.
  • Underfloor Framing/Underfloor Mechanical/Underfloor Plumbing: Prior to installing floor sheathing, including the subfloor at the lowest floor level.
  • Framing/Mechanical Rough-in/Plumbing Topout: After all framing and masonry is complete and rough-in electrical, plumbing and heating equipment are in place and electrical work has been inspected and approved by the State of Oregon electrical inspectors.
  • Insulation: After all insulation and required vapor barriers are in place, before the interior wall covering is applied.
  • Drywall: After the drywall is in place and before gypsum board joints and fasteners are taped and finished (Commercial only)
  • Final: After finish grading and the building is completed and ready for occupancy.

More or fewer inspections may be required depending on the characteristics of a given project, and in the case of large projects 'partial' or 'special' inspections may be required. Detailed information about inspections can be found at the link below for the specific class of inspection.

Residential (R)

Commercial (C)

Manufactured Dwelling (MH)


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Although reasonable attempts are made to maintain this information as accurate as possible,
 Douglas County in no way will be liable for any inaccuracies, inconsistencies, errors, omissions,
or other deviations in this information.
Douglas County Building Department
Courthouse Justice Building
Room 106
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
Fax: 440-4297

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