**The program and procedures are subject to change as required**
The City of Garden Grove Building and Safety Division is offering a new method of performing Building Inspections called Virtual Live Inspections Virtual inspections use Google Duo on your phone or tablet for various inspections to maintain progress on jobsites still occurring during the Covid-19 crisis. This program may change as the environment changes.
To offer inspection services while maintaining the required 6’ social distancing we offer virtual live inspections. The contractor or homeowner responsible for work needs to be able to show all work performed. This may include climbing ladders, crawling, opening panels and moving conductors as necessary, walking on uneven surfaces, using tape measures and other required tools. Using interactive technology a building inspector will participate in a live session with the contractor or homeowner to perform the inspections remotely. Our goal is to allow construction to progress while maintaining a safe environment for all involved through social separation. This program uses the same two hour window of time indicated on Permitsoft the morning of the inspection (M–Th. 8:30AM–4:00PM) and 8:30 AM-3:00PM alternating Fridays.
Other inspections may be added with prior Inspector approval.
Schedule a Virtual Live Inspection on-line from this page, enter the permit number on the search above. Indicate in the notes section when requesting a virtual inspection.
To participate in a virtual interactive inspection you need the following:
On the scheduled date and time window of the virtual inspection, your inspector will call the Google Duo account. The inspector will walk you through the inspection process, identifying if any items require correction. At the conclusion of the inspection the inspector will inform you if you passed the inspection or what the next step is, as applicable. If a correction notice is required, the inspector will send you an e-mail with a list of any items that need to be addressed. Once the repairs are completed you may request a re-inspection.
** This option is not currently available for all types of inspections, and may not work for the types of inspections currently offered, based on the installation location, lighting, camera quality, etc…we will make every effort to provide an explanation should this not be a successful attempt.