OKLAHOMA HOME INSPECTION LAWS

OKLAHOMA HOME INSPECTION LAWS – OAC 310:276 (MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS)

The Oklahoma Home Inspection Licensing Act mandates the following minimum standards for a General Home Inspection:

INSPECTION QUESTIONTHE INSPECTOR SHALL INSPECT AND DESCRIBE THE CONDITION OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS

1. Structural System Inspection Requirements

a. Foundation components

b. Framing components

c. Method of inspection

 2. Exterior Inspection Requirements

a. Exterior wall coverings

b. Flashing, trim, fascia and soffits

c. Doors and windows

d. Balconies, decks and railings

e. Steps, porches, walkways, patios and driveways

f. Site grading, surface drainage and retaining walls

 3. Roof System Inspection

a. Roof covering, penetrations and flashings

b. Skylights

c. Chimneys

d. Method of inspection

4. Plumbing System Inspection

a. Fixtures, faucets, drain and vent systems

b. Water heaters, flues, energy source and safety relief valve

c. Fuel storage and distribution systems and location of main fuel shutoff

d. Water supply and location of main water shutoff

5. Electrical System Inspection

a. Service drop, service entrance conductors, cables and raceways.

b. Main disconnects, distribution panels, sub panels and grounding

c. Describe the amperage and voltage of the service

d. Conductors (including presence of aluminum branch wiring)

e. Readily accessible lighting fixtures, switches, ceiling fans, receptacles, ground fault circuit interrupters, accessible wiring and splicing.

f. Absence of smoke detectors

6. Heating System Inspection

a. Installed heating equipment, vents, flues and chimneys

b. Energy source and distribution method

7. Cooling System

a. Central and through the wall cooling equipment

b. Energy source and distribution method

8. Interior Inspection

a. Interior walls, ceilings and floors

b. Steps, stairways and railings

c. Cabinets and countertops

d. Doors and windows

e. Garage doors and automatic openers

f. Built in kitchen appliances (garbage disposal, cook top, oven, dishwasher, vent hood)

9. Insulation and Ventilation Inspection

a. Insulation and vapor barriers in attic and crawlspace areas (or absence of)

b. Ventilation of attic and crawlspace areas

c. Mechanical ventilation systems

10. Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances Inspection

a. Firebox, damper, flue and solid fuel burning appliances

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