Design Professional Inspection Information and Form
G.S. 153A-352 OR 160A-412 REQUEST
Pursuant to Session Law 2017-130, Section 2(a) or (b), GS 153A-352(c) and GS 160A-412(c) now allow a design professional (licensed architect, licensed engineer or a person under the direct supervisory control of the licensed architect or licensed engineer), without responsibility to the Authority Having Jurisdiction; to inspect a design or other proposal for a component or element in the construction of a building, if all the following criteria are met:
- The submission is completed under valid seal of the licensed architect or licensed engineer.
- Field inspection of the installation or completion of a construction component or element of the building is performed by a licensed architect or licensed engineer or a person under the direct supervisory control of the licensed architect or licensed engineer.
- The licensed architect or licensed engineer under subdivision (2) of this subsection provides the county or city with a signed, written document stating the component or element of the building so inspected is in compliance with the North Carolina State Building Code or the North Carolina Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings.”
Instructions for completing the necessary documentation shown above (See NCDOI Guidance) are as follows:
- Completion of the information within the document shall be submitted by the licensed Architect or licensed Engineer for review by the jurisdiction.
- Once the information has been reviewed and accepted by the Chief Building Inspector and /or Appropriate Inspector; the approved letter or documentation shall be reproduced in the plan review set of documents or permits.
- You must complete and include all criteria requested within this document, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 153A-352(c) or 160A-412, and meet all conditions as described above. This will advise the inspector, owner, tenant and contractor that the element or component will be inspected for code compliance by the above listed seal holder and will relieve the jurisdiction and Inspector from responsibility.
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