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Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Residential Inspections Procedures: COVID-19 Response


March 27, 2020


Residential Inspections Procedures

Residential Inspections is putting the following business practices in place during the COVID-19 health emergency to protect the health of our inspection staff and customers.  

  • We are limiting daily scheduled inspections to accommodate staff shortages.
  • We are temporarily postponing non-critical inspections that require entry into occupied homes in an effort to protect our staff and customers.
  • If there is anyone exhibiting signs of illness at the inspection site, we ask that customers wait to schedule their inspection until at least 72 hours after symptoms have passed.


Inspections will be performed as scheduled on:

  • New construction (structure must be vacated of personnel during Inspection)
  • Remodels/additions where access into the occupied structure is not required (structure must be vacated of personnel during Inspection)
  • Inspections in occupied homes where the customer is able to provide inspection access using FaceTime or Skype

If you previously had an inspection and need reinspections, please use our Remote Video Reinspection program for quick results to prevent project delays.


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