A contractor punch list is a list of final details and finish work that needs to be done before a renovation or remodeling project can be considered finished. Contractors should be sure to complete every item on a punch list if they expect to receive full payment for their work.
The punch list is drawn up towards the end of a job and may not be done after a final inspection is completed. Examples of items that can be included on a punch list include ordering defective products and ensuring back-ordered products arrive. Both contractors and their clients can draw up their own punch lists.