By Michael in Cave Creek, AZ on 2/7/2007
Congratulations! Permitting is sometimes the hardest part of building.
Maricopa County inspections can be scheduled on-line. Here is the link:
I believe that they group the inspections into categories:
100 = Foundation Stage
200 = Rough-in, etc.
In the 100 group, if I remember correctly there is an inspection that you call for after the footings have been dug and steel has been set in the footings prior to the pour. The inspector will check setbacks at that time.
I think the next inspection is called when the forms for the stem wall are in place. This one falls into a different group -- and results in a surveyor coming out to check your finished floor elevation prior to pouring your stem wall.
Rough plumbing typically comes next, your plumber will need to fill a 10' stack for your drains. The inspector will tap it to make sure it is holding water. He will also make sure that your underslab copper is pressurized.
When you pass all of the "100" inspections you will be cleared to pour your slab.
You can ask your inspector what inspection to call for next, each time he comes by, as well.
Good Luck with your project.