Inspection Process Overview -


Inspections generally take place the following business day after the request is made. In some rare instances, it may be one or two business days following the request depending upon the volume of inspection requests and staffing limitations. Inspections are taken in the order received. The building inspectors schedule their day and route in the most efficient timeline according to the type of request and location. Therefore, these requests cannot be scheduled by time. Thus, we are not able to accommodate morning, noon, or afternoon requests. Nor are we able to do same day inspection requests.  

Please be prepared to provide the following information when requesting an inspection:

  • Permit Number 
  • Site Address 
  • Owners Name
  • Contact Telephone Number
  • Inspection Type
  • Date of Requested Inspection (we will not do same day inspections)

Please ensure that all work to be inspected is complete prior to requesting the inspection. If the work is not ready upon the building inspectors visit, a re-inspection fee may be assessed accordingly (fee schedule) and must be paid prior to any further inspections. In the event that the work may not be completed after an inspection has been requested, please call (360) 249-4222 to cancel as soon as possible.

If it is unclear whether an inspection is required or what the next required inspection may be, please contact the Building Division by email or by phone at (360) 249-4222.

***Please note that inspection requests are not accepted via voicemail or email. If you are unable to reach a Permit Coordinator, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.***           

Inspectors -
Neal Silbernagel
Building Inspector I    
Jeff Schreck
Building Inspector III
Plans Examiner

Mark Sigler
Deputy Building Official
Fire Marshal
Plans Examiner

Grays Harbor County 
Building Division