As code requirements change and municipalities adopt unique local rules, an inspection checklist can act as a key tool for highlighting those changes. A checklist can be easily updated over time to include new requirements. In addition to identifying rule changes, if the municipality has a particular interpretation of a code requirement that is sometimes applied differently, it can highlight its interpretation in its inspection checklist. Despite the potential value of an inspection checklist, IREC realizes that many municipalities do not have the time to invest in creating a checklist from scratch. This Model Checklist is a nationally applicable template; it is intended to serve as an easy starting point for municipalities. Recognize, however, it will likely need some modification to match specific state and local code requirements.