It shall be the duty of the owner or their authorized agent to notify the Building/Fire Official when the work requiring inspection under the adopted Code is ready for inspection. It shall also be the duty of the owner or their duly authorized agent to provide access to and means for inspections of work.
The owner or their authorized agent shall make inspection requests in a form and/or process as designated by the City.
The owner or their authorized agent shall ensure the work to be inspected is complete and ready for the type of inspection requested and conforms to the approved construction drawings. It shall be the duty of the owner or their authorized agent to cause the work to remain accessible and exposed for inspection purposes, and it shall not be covered or placed in service until the Building/Fire Official or his or her designee performs an inspection and the work is approved.
Whenever any work subject to inspection is covered or concealed without the benefit of inspection, the Building/Fire Official shall have the authority to require that such work be exposed for inspection. Where the work is placed in use, the Building/Fire Official shall have the authority to have the use discontinued, which may include disconnection of power or other public utilities. Neither the Building/Fire Official nor his or her designee, nor the City of Snohomish shall be liable for the expense entailed in the removal or replacement of any material required, or the disconnection/reconnection of any public utilities or equipment, to allow inspection.
The Building/Fire Official shall have the authority to impose reinspection fees as adopted by City Council resolution or penalties as described in SMC 19.04.520, where an owner or their authorized agent violates provisions of the adopted codes. Where reinspection fees or penalties are imposed, the owner or their authorized agent is not relieved from correcting the violation. (Ord. 2414, 2021)