Inspections & Permitting
Certificate of Occupancy Inspections
Inspections are required prior to receiving a Certificate of Occupancy by a member of the Environmental or Building Safety Division. All commercial facilities must follow the Environmental/Industrial Users requirements regarding the installation and testing of backflow devices. The provided guidelines will assist in receiving a Certificate of Occupancy. The items on this list must be completed prior to scheduling an inspection or receiving a (C of O).
All commercial facilities are required to have a backflow inspection and signed off by a member of the Environmental/Building Safety Division. This includes Tenant Improvements on facilities that are not required to have backflow protection, such as (retail stores, banks, etc.). The purpose is to verify that there are no cross connections in place that may have been installed following the plans review process.
The city of Peoria enforces an isolation program meaning that not only is a backflow assembly required at the meter but all internal appliances with a direct connection to the water supply as well. This includes but is not limited to ice makers, coffee/tea urns, carbonators, boilers, soap/chemical dispensers, photo-processing equipment etc.
To schedule an inspection please call the Building Safety Division at 623-773-7220. When calling for an inspection please have the following information available:
1. Permit Number
2. Facility Name
4. Type of Inspection Requested
5. Contact Name and Phone Number
Contact the Cross Connection Specialist at 623-773-8444 to assist in determining where backflow assemblies are required and the degree of protection necessary.
An additional inspection may be required concerning pretreatment apparatus such as grease interceptors, and traps. Contact the Environmental/Industrial Users Division concerning these matters at 623-773-7286.
When replacing stolen or defective backflow prevention assemblies a permit must be obtained prior to installation. A test report must then be completed and submitted to this office with a pass rating. The permit can be obtained at the City of Peoria Municipal Campus in the Development and Community Services Building located on 9875 N 85th Ave. The fee for a permit is $50.00. Only one permit is necessary for each address. Only one permit will be necessary for multiple backflow prevention assemblies located at the same address.
A plumbing inspection will be required following the installation of the replacement backlfow prevention assembly.