Quick question for anyone out there, does your department require the Zoning Administrator to sign off on a building permit before the contractor pours the footings? We have some issues here where regardless of the sketch plan, folks tend to disregard setbacks (not too often, but occasionally). Our building inspectors don't have the time to measure setbacks and keep track of everything (we have 2 for an entire county...). One of our inspectors suggested that if I am required to sign off on a permit as well as the inspector for the pouring of the footing to commence, then this might fix our issues. It really wouldn't be a burden on me in any way, as we have maybe 1-2 footings a week , generally more like 2 weeks.
So does anyone have any input about this idea? Good, bad? Thanks!