Request a Video Inspection

In an effort to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 the Summit County Building Standards is implementing a remote inspection policy. An attempt will be made to conduct inspections via Skype or Face-time for all occupied structures within areas of Summit County which are inspected by the Department of Building Standards. When requesting an inspection, please be prepared to have personnel onsite with video chat capability (smartphone) in order to conduct the inspection. Inspections for vacant structures, outdoor inspections such as postholes and new AC compressors will still be conducted by Summit County Department of Building Standards personnel. Again, this is an effort to help reduce the spread of the virus while continuing to provide services to the community. Processing applications for Certificate of Occupancy requests for existing structures will be temporarily suspended as well.


RVI can be requested by permit holder or by their designee.

Not all types of inspections may be appropriate, Building Standards will determine on a case-by-case basis whether an RVI will be allowed.

Once scheduled, inspector will call and confirm a time to conduct the inspection.

At the scheduled time, call the inspector by using Face-time (preferred) or Skype. Once connected, you will be required to show the inspector the permit card or address of the structure. The inspector shall request the areas to be viewed. The contractor shall be equipped with sufficient lighting and equipment to verify measurements, etc.

Once the inspection is complete, the inspector will give a verbal confirmation of the results and confirm.

You may enter the results on the permit record if desired.

If you have additional questions, please call into our main line – 330-630-7280