Virtual Inspections

The purpose of the City of Robinson Virtual Inspection Program is to provide an alternative for eligible residential and commercial inspections. The Photo/Video Inspection Certification must be signed and submitted when scheduling the inspection.

Eligible Construction Projects:

  • Water Heater
  • Under-slab Water/Sewer Line
  • Gas Relay/Repair
  • HVAC Replacement
  • Electrical Service Upgrades/Reconnects
  • Mechanical RTU Change outs
  • Solar PV System

How to submit PHOTO/VIDEO for inspection:

Requirements for Upload:

  • Each file uploaded needs to be identified by the type of document it is such as; Photo, Video, or type of Letter. Example: Photo1, Photo2, Engineer, PhotoCert, Underslab
  • Photos and videos should be high quality and in color. This is so the Inspector can make the proper determination. DO NOT SUBMIT PHOTOCOPIES OF PHOTOS.
  • A picture of the distance verified by tape measure must be included, if the inspection requires a measurement
  • A picture with a level showing proper slope must be included, if the inspection requires a check of proper slope. Include the address in the photo.
  • For inspections that require systems to be on test, the installation work may be inspected with photos. However, all tests must be inspected with video.

Unable to Upload:

If you are unable to upload your photos/video please email them and Include the address and permit number when emailing.

Review of Submissions

Videos and photos will be reviewed during business hours. The approval or correction will be sent via email. The inspector may call you to discuss the photos or video, request additional information or to schedule an on-site or live video inspection, if needed.

Video Requirements and Recommendations:

  • Plumbing Top Out
    • Water must be shown to top of standpipe.
    • Sewer line repairs must be shown to top of clean out
      (Tip: Float something on top of the water as a visual aid for water level)
  • Electrical Systems
    • A tester must be used to check and verify correct wiring and installation system, which includes the GFCI outlets.
  • Gas Tests
    • Start by showing the calibration sticker. The gauge face must be shown while releasing a ½ pound of pressure.