Inspections

The City of Harrison Building Code regulates commercial, 1, 2 and 3 family construction and accessory structures such as fences, walls, sheds, pools, mechanical replacement and garages, as well as all nonresidential structures and mechanical systems. The purpose of this code is to provide minimum standards in the form of basic and uniform regulations relating to safety, sanitation and conservation of energy.

Inspection Arrangements


It is the responsibility of the holder of a permit to notify the proper inspection agency when work is ready for the various inspections required by the terms of the permit or the rules and regulations of each agency below.  Once the work has been completed, tested and believed to conform to the approved plans and code regulations, please contact the appropriate agency below to schedule the necessary inspections for the project.  Inspections are done during regular office hours Monday-Friday.  Any inspection needed outside of regular office hours must be arranged with the Building Official in advance.  A 24-hour notice is required for any given inspection and must be called in by 4:30pm on the previous business day.  An estimated time frame will be  established on the morning the inspection is to take place.  If a cancellation of the scheduled inspection is needed, please notify the agency immediately.   

FINAL BUILDING, SOIL/FOOTER, SLAB, FRAMING, HEATING, A/C, SPRINKLER, SUPPRESSION SYSTEM, ABOVE CEILING, INSULATION AND ZONING INSPECTIONS:
Harrison Building Department
300 George Street
Harrison, Ohio 45030
(513) 202-8494

ELECTRIC INSPECTIONS:
Inspection Bureau Incorporated
        250 W. Court St.
        Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
        (513) 381-6080

PLUMBING INSPECTIONS:   
Hamilton County Board of Health
        250 William Howard Taft
        Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
        (513) 946-7852

 
REQUIRED INSPECTIONS
 
New Construction, including additions:
1. Zoning approval of location
2. Soil/footer inspection (before pouring concrete)
3. Slab Inspection
4. Rough plumbing inspection
5. Rough electrical inspection
6. Framing inspection (framing complete, but not covered)
7. Heating and air conditioning, sprinklers, suppression systems, above ceiling
7. Insulation inspection(after rough electric, before interior finish is applied)
8. Final plumbing inspection
9. Final electrical inspection
10. Final building inspection(interior and exterior finish, gutters and downspouts, back fill and grading) MUST HAVE IBI AND HAMILTON COUNTY APPROVAL

Accessory Structures-Sheds (over 200 SF), Fences, Garages and Retaining Walls:
1.  Zoning approval of location
2.  Final inspection
 
Decks:
1.  Footing inspection before concrete is poured
2. Final inspection

 Swimming Pools:
1.  Zoning approval of location 
2.   Soil inspection, after excavation is complete (in-ground only)
3.  Final electrical inspection
4.  Required fence with latched gate is installed
5.  Final inspection - MUST HAVE IBI APPROVAL

Sign:
1. Zoning approval of location
2. Soil and final inspection
3. Final electrical inspection

Mechanical Replacement:
1.  Final electrical inspection
2.  Final building inspection-MUST HAVE IBI APPROVAL