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Building Inspection Division – Modified Policies & Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Post Date:04/09/2020

Building Inspection Division – Modified Policies & Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The City of Soldotna Building Inspection Division is modifying policies and practices to comply with State and Federal mandates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time we remain committed to supporting our important community projects, and ask for your patience with inconveniences due to the new policies.

City Hall remains closed to the public and all building safety communication will need to be conducted electronically. The building official can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 907-714-1233 or rlinn@soldotna.org

  • Building permit applications must be submitted electronically to publicworks@soldotna.org, permit applications are located at the following link: Building Permit Application
  • Inspection of occupied residential buildings will be conducted on an emergency basis only.
  • Outdoor inspections will continue, with personal protective equipment (PPE) while practicing social distancing (6 foot separation of people).
  • New residential and commercial inspections will continue, with PPE and social distancing.
  • Video and photo evidence may be accepted for compliance at the Building Official’s discretion.
  • Engineer field reports may be accepted for compliance.
  • Inspection requests need to be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Plan review and permit turnaround time will be longer than usual. Please call to coordinate.

While there may be new challenges involved in these changes, please know that we are striving to serve the construction industry and recognize the importance of these projects to our community. The City continues to practice social distancing and use tools at our disposal to work remotely and help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

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