City of Tahlequah, OK 111 S Cherokee
Tahlequah, OK 74464
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  1. Building Pads

    • Fill areas for buildings and structures shall be compacted as sub-grade in lifts with a maximum thickness of eight inches (8").

  2. Footings/Setbacks and slabs.

  3. Retaining walls and basement walls.

  4. All under slab plumbing or electrical work.

  5. All framing and bracing

    • You must use anchor bolts to secure bottom plate of exterior walls

    • Anchor bolts shall be placed no more than 12 inches from wall ends and corners, and no more than 6 feet apart.

    • All sills or plates that rest on concrete must be treated lumber unless separated by an impervious moisture barrier.

    • All exterior plates must be treated lumber.

  6. All rough-in plumbing, electrical wiring, mechanical equipment, duct work, and gas piping. Gas piping will not be inspected until drawing is submitted (see example drawing).

    • Water lines will require a pressure test of not less than working pressure of the system

    • Gas piping will require a pressure test of 20 psi

  7. Any underground piping or wiring.

  8. Driveways and sidewalks before pouring concrete.

  9. A final inspection will be done on all electric, plumbing, and mechanical installations.

  10. No building or structure can be occupied until a letter of occupancy has been issued.