Remote Video Inspection Program

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The purpose of the City of North Las Vegas Remote Video Inspection Program is to provide an alternative for eligible inspections, including limited re-inspections. The program requires the customer to use a minimum 4G device in order to interact with the City Inspector.

The inspection process shall include:

  • Scheduling of remote video inspection through Citizen Self-Service Portal
  • City inspector will contact permit holder the morning of the requested inspection to determine video options

Required Video Inspection Include:

RESIDENTIAL

    •      Rooftop Solar
    •      Patio Cover
    •      Water Heater
    •      Water Softener
    •      Plumbing Re-Pipe
    •      Gas Line Extension for BBQ and Fire Pits
    •      Main Line Water Repair
    •      A/C Change Out
    •      Attic FAU
    •      Electrical Service Change
    •      Spa Circuit
    •      Detached Storage Sheds Not to Exceed 600 Square Feet
    •      Gazebos
    •      Residential Room Additions not to Exceed 600 square feet
           (where the permit is obtained by a licensed contractor)
    •      Electric Car Chargers
    •      Residential Swimming Pools
    •      Privacy Masonry Walls (interlocking without soils retention)


SINGLE FAMILY HOME SUBDIVISIONS

    •       Underground Electrical
    •       Gypsum Board (that is not a part of a fire-resistive-rated assembly or shear assembly)
    •       Exterior Lath
    •       Gas Tag
    •       Electric Tag
    •       Privacy Masonry Wall (interlocking without soils retention)
    •       Residential Subdivision Signs


COMMERCIAL

    •       Wall Mounted Signs
    •       Monument Signs
    •       Cell Tower Antenna Co-Location
    •       Temporary Generators
    •       Simple Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical
    •       Gate AVI
    •       Wrought Iron Fence
    •       On-Site Utilities
    •       Fire Rehab
    •       Garage to Sales Office
    •       Temporary Construction Trailers
    •       Tenant Improvements of B & M Occupancies not to Exceed 3000 Square Feet


FIRE

    •       Sprinkler Rough/Final up to (5) Heads with Approval Letter
    •       Sprinkler Hydrostatic Test
    •       Sprinkler System (Dry) 24 Hour Air Test
    •       Standpipe Hydrostatic Test
    •       Underground Hydrostatic Test
    •       Fire Alarm 24 Hour Battery Test
    •       Medical Gas Pressure Test
    •       Fire Final Tenant Improvements of B & M Occupancies not to Exceed 3000 Sq Ft
    •       Fire Business License of a B & M Occupancies not to Exceed 3000 Square Feet


Note: If for any reason the Inspector is not able to complete the inspection via the Remote Video Inspection Program, every effort will be made to route a field inspector to complete the inspection the same day. If this is not possible, the inspector will schedule a field inspection for the next business day.

Customer Responsibilities:

  1. 4G Wireless service
    Ensure inspection location and smartphone or tablet has minimum 4G connectivity.
  2. Active Media Account
    Have an active Skype, FaceTime, What’s App, Google Meet, Web X, Duo Hangouts, Zoom, or other account.
  3. Prepare for inspection
    Prior to scheduled inspection time, ensure all necessary tools based on type of inspection are readily available. For example; tape measure, level, GFCI tester, flashlight, step ladder, lift, testing equipment etc.
  4. Click here to schedule the inspection
  5. Prepare to receive the Inspector’s call
      • Must be at least 18 years old to perform the video inspection.
      • Respond to a call from the city inspector.
      • Be prepared to accept a video call at scheduled time.
      • Have all required tools as necessary for inspection.
      • Turn off notifications that may interrupt the call. This is an important step, because notifications can freeze video calls and will cause delays to the inspection and a possible failed inspection.
      • Use earbuds with a microphone to improve communication.
      • Set smartphone or tablet so that you have the small screen view of what the inspector sees:
        1. Tap the screen to access the toolbar.
        2. Tap the camera icon.
        3. In the small view the inspector sees, tap the reverse camera icon.
  6. Start inspection
      1. Begin inspection at street view looking at the structure.
      2. The address must be shown in the initial view
      3. Follow the direction of the inspector.
      4. Walk inspection in a clockwise direction horizontally then bottom to top vertically (if more than one floor)
      5. Make notes of any corrections.
  7. Inspection results
      1. Inspector will inform you if the inspection receives a pass, partial or fail.
      2. The inspector will update the permitting system with the results at the completion of the call.