Schedule an Inspection
Inspections may be scheduled two ways, online or over the phone.
Inspections may be scheduled online using the Placer County Online Permits Portal.
Over the Phone
The Interactive Voice Response System (IVR) system is an automated voice response system used via a touch tone phone to schedule your construction inspections. With the introduction of the IVR system you will be using your touch-tone phone to schedule inspections, along with other available functions to serve you better. For best results, you may want to use a land-line for scheduling inspections as cell phones are subject to signal loss and may not schedule the inspection. After scheduling your inspection, do not hang up; wait for your confirmation number at the end. A confirmation number must be received in order for the inspection to have been scheduled.
To schedule inspections using the automated phone line:
- Directions for Using the Automated Inspection Scheduling Line and Inspection Codes (PDF)
- Issued from the Auburn office, call 530-745-3020 - 24 hours a day
- Issued from the Tahoe office, call 530-581-6205 - 24 hours a day
Remote Video Inspections
Placer County has implemented a Video Inspection Program to provide an alternative for eligible inspections, including limited re-inspections. Click here Version OptionsInspectionsHeadline Remote Video Inspections Remote Video Inspections Remote Video Inspections for more information.
When Will the Inspector Arrive
In an effort to allow contractors and homeowners the opportunity to estimate a two-hour window of time when their inspector may arrive to perform the inspection, the On-Line Daily Inspection Sequence List has been developed. While it is the responsibility of the person scheduling the inspection to ensure that someone is at the project site when the inspector arrives, we understand the value of your time and are trying to be as efficient and time-considerate as possible. The examples provided in the tables on this page are not a guaranteed window of time, but may assist in estimating the Time of Arrival (ETA) for the inspector.
Please know while every effort is made to maintain an accurate arrival time, challenges due to travel, location, and complexity of inspections may unintentionally skew the inspector’s ability to meet the stated time. During these instances, please contact our office so we may assist you.
Timeline for Inspection Scheduling & Cancellation
- Scheduling: An inspection may be scheduled up to 3:00 p.m. for an inspection on the next business day, or up to 5 days in advance.
- Canceling an Inspection: An inspection scheduled for tomorrow can be canceled up to 11:59 p.m today.
- Inspections: Email the Building Division or call 530-745-3045