:soap: :duel: :grit: :flame: Sorry this is a bit long, but it needed ALL this to give everyone a handle on what has transpired. This has been an on-going problem ever since I moved back home and started building our "dream-home".....almost 9 yrs come July. We're in the country and the township requires inspections done by their electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspectors before the building inspector comes in and gives his final seal of approval (okay for occupancy) and along with it; the much needed homesteading on the residence which lowers the taxes by 40+%! Been working on it steadily.....paying for materials/labor as we go; don't have any mortgage, no payments to the bank, it's paid for.......and the township supervisor who is an old family friend (well he used to be) claims that they want to see us finished and moved in as well. Here's the problem: While building the "dream-home", we bought an old fixer upper a mile from the site and quickly made it habitable to live in while we worked on the "dream-home"; with the long-range goal of dividing it into an upper and lower apartments to use for rental property. Of course it needed new electrical/plumbing/furnance(s) and I purchased the necessary permits. In contacting the electrical inspector to have him give me the low-down on what was needed, I made it VERY CLEAR upfront that the place was eventually going to be changed into a duplex; an upper and lower.....and to give me the requirements necessary in order to make it comply to the same. He understood (or so he said at the time), and we prepared a written list of the parts needed. I then hired my contractor friend (at $20/hr!) and together we worked at putting in the necessary equipment; multi-meters to the house; new mast, the whole nine yards and finished it in about a month. Called the inspector back out to have him check it out and sign off. We walked thru the house and he was commenting on the excellant work and how everything was very good......then he got this funny look on his face and said, "Ahh youa'll said you wanted this to be a duplex didn't ya? Ahhh shucks.....I screwed up.....I gave ya the list for a single family dwelling.....youa'll have to tear this stuff all out and start over.....gee, I'm sorry about that." Well....to say the least, I was surprised......shocked..... and ANGRY.....this man cost me a bundle and now it was for naught. To top it off, when I refused to do any further work on that the place, he got nasty (probably because he gets paid by the number of inspections and they're supposed to do at least 2-3 per property) and tagged my meter with a sticker claiming unless I got things going again, he was going to have the electric company pull my meter! (Don't see how.....I pay the bill each month!) Also, since time had elasped, I was going to have to purchase another electrical permit!!! Well that did it.....I contacted the township supervisor and complained......know what I got in response? He'd had a talk with the guy and the inspector claimed that I'd been wishy-washy from the start, in deciding whether to put in a duplex or keep it a single-family and also, that he'd never stated that he'd screwed up and told me that he made a mistake! Well....duh....of course he'd say that, his job would have been on the line.....but the upshot to the conversation with the supervisor was that he believed his inspector.....implication was, that he didn't believe me! Strange.... 2 yrs before moving back, I'd discussed with the wife that we would be buying the place and fixing it up to make it a duplex like the property next door that I'd bought 25 yrs earlier and done the same thing too! Why then would I tear out the interior staircase, reverse it around and put in an exterior door in the outside wall to access the upper apartment? So many question, and no answers from the supervisor other than.......he believes his inspector. Translation to me......it's VERY HARD to find and keep an electrical inspector in this township. Fast forward.......in fact exactly last year around this time we tried to get stuff finished enough to move into our "dream-home".....only the inspector "remembers" the trouble that I caused him......makes me buy another permit for this house as well.....and then won't answer his phone or return my calls to get his butt out to do the inspections. Supervisor says that he will talk to him about it.....translation: he still needs an electrical inspector and nothing happens..... This past week, we have all our ducks in order.....the electrical has been done/checked and rechecked; along with the plumbing/mechanical. Contacted the other inspectors and finally got ahold of the electrical inspector (AFTER calling the supervisor to complain that he would'nt return my calls!); he called DW and told her he'd be over the following day....no time stated; just would be over. I waited around ALL DAY and when the DW got home from work at 5pm, we both waited around until she finally went to bed at 11:30pm.....still no inspector and no answer to his phone. I got mad.....still mad......and need some suggestions (short of physical violence to him or his)....about what should I do? :nono: I told my father, that I was just about ready to take out an ad in the local paper to inquire if any other township residents had had problems in dealing with this inspector. He told me to wait awhile as it would reflect badly on the man who hired him; the supervisor and then I might have problems. Seems I already have problems....and unless we get signed off on occupancy BEFORE May 1st, we lose out on the homestead exemption.....meaning MORE taxes.