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The City of Pacific is committed to providing outstanding service by ensuring
commercial buildings and residential homes constructed, altered or maintained
in the City of Pacific meet the recognized standard for overall quality of life and
building safety through a cooperative effort with our citizens. 



Inspection Hours
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Inspection requests must be received by 3pm for next business day inspection.
Email your request (preferred) or call (253) 929-1110
For Fire Permits, contact VRFA to schedule inspections at (253) 288-5870


Inspection Process

These are the basic steps you will take in order for your construction project to be inspected. Please review these steps to understand what is expected of you.

1. Apply for your permit BEFORE beginning construction work.
The permit application process may require plan review, so plan your project timeline accordingly. 
After your  permit is issued, we inspect your work to make sure it is done according to the approved plans and the applicable building codes. 

2. Review your required inspections.
Be sure to understand what is expected in each phase of your project. As a permit holder, you are responsible for obtaining all required inspections on your permit. 

3. Schedule your inspections.
Request inspections as work is completed. You are responsible for scheduling all inspections and re-inspections. 
There are two ways to schedule an inspection:
Email (preferred)
By Phone: (253) 929-1110
Provide the following in your request:
Permit Number, Address, Type of Inspection, Date of Inspection (M-F), AM or PM, Contact Name and Phone number

Note: For all Fire Permits, contact VRFA to schedule your inspection at (253) 288-5870
https://www.vrfa.org/fire-marshals-office/inspections/

Tips for a Successful Inspection:
Have your permit and any approved plans on site and available for the inspector.
Provide the inspector with safe access to the work area and on-site access to parking.
Be prepared for your inspection before the inspector arrives.
Make sure the work has been inspected before covering it and that all work has been done in accordance with approved
        plans.
Begin the work within 180 days of the permit’s issuance date and complete the work within two (2) years of the issuance
        date. All permits will be subject to expiration after 180 day of inactivity, without warning. 

4. Schedule the Final Inspection to close out your permit.
All permits shall require a final inspection to complete the process and close out your permit. Most insurance companies will not cover damages that involve work not inspected as required by the city.
Once all inspections have been approved and signed off, schedule the final inspection. The sign-off on your final building inspection is your authorization to occupy the premises unless a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) is required.
On Single Family Residential projects, the completed permit card is the Certificate of Occupancy; make sure you protect this document throughout the building process.
If a C of O is required, you must obtain that certificate before you can occupy your building or tenant space. Certificates will be issued by the building official prior to occupancy for the following projects:
All new commercial buildings
All new multifamily buildings
Some substantial additions for commercial and multifamily buildings
All new tenant improvements
Tenant spaces involving a change in use


Building & Planning Staff

Jack Dodge
Community Development Manager
(253) 929-1107

Marc Schoenberg
Building Inspector/Code Enforcement
(253) 929-1109

Wanda Flarity
Permit Coordinator
(253) 929-1112

Alyssa Tatro
Associate Planner
(253) 929-1111

April Shrader
Office Assistant
(253) 929-1126
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