It is the permit holder’s responsibility to call for inspections and ensure that all inspections are carried out. Generally requests must be received at least 24 hours in advance of the desired inspection date.

When booking an inspection please provide staff with a contact name, telephone number, address of construction, type of inspection requested, permit number and the date the inspection is being requested.

Please have a set of approved plans on site for all inspections

 The following inspections are required at various points during construction:

  • Site Inspection – is carried out before issuing the permit – the building inspector checks for possible geotechnical hazards and driveway access.
  • Foundation and footing inspection – after concrete is poured; location to be verified by a legal survey.
  • Perimeter drain tiles and damp-proofing – prior to backfilling.
  • Preparation of ground, including ground cover – prior to the placing of a concrete slab.
  • Rough-in of all chimneys, fireplaces, solid fuel burning appliances and oil burning appliances.
  • Framing inspection – after the roof, all framing, fire blocking and bracing is in place and all pipes, vents, chimneys, electrical wiring, roof space and crawlspace vents are completed.
  • Water and sewer connections.
  • Rough-in plumbing
  • Ventilation
  • Building Envelope
  • Lath
  • Stucco (1st, 2nd, final)
  • Insulation and vapour barrier
  • Chimney
  • Solid fuel burning appliance or fireplace.
  • Health and safety aspects of the work when the building or structure is substantially complete and ready for a Conditional Certificate of Occupancy.
  • Final Inspection – Certificate of Occupancy.