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Inspections 

Among the types of City-issued permits that require an inspection are:
  • Building Permits
  • Plumbing Permits
    • Examples include ELECTRIC water heaters (gas water heaters fall under mechanical permits), fixture replacements, side sewer, residential or commercial grinder pumps, installation or repair of piping, backflow devices. 
  • Mechanical Permits
    • Examples include GAS water heaters and gas piping, furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioning, boilers, compressors, refrigeration units, ventilation and exhaust fans.
  • Sign Permits
    • Examples include wall signs, free-standing signs, monument signs
  • Fence permits (fences greater than 6 feet, 6 inches in height)
  • Tree Removal Permits
Inspections are performed at different stages of completion. The purpose of inspections is to make sure that new development complies with applicable codes. You can schedule an inspection online. To schedule an inspection online, you’ll need to register for the Permits and Inspections online service.

City of Tumwater Permits and Inspection Registration pdf-icon-sm

You will need your customer number or permit number to complete your registration. If you do not have access to a computer you may call the City’s inspection line at (360) 754-4189.