CS- Building Safety

Building Permits & Inspections

Required Inspections

Why are inspections needed?

The Building Safety & Standards branch enforces compliance with the National Building Code. Compliance is achieved through mandatory inspections.

Completed inspections are also required for insurance, final occupancy and resale.


Required Inspections
You are required to call for all mandatory inspections relevant to your project by contacting Building Safety and Standards at least 72 hours in advance.

If you aren't sure what stages of your project require inspection, please ask us.

Inspections are required for:

Foundation: 

  • This includes siting, footing, drainage tile, foundation and damp-proofing, plumbing rough-in under slab.
  • At the subfloor stage and after the drainage tile and damp-proofing has been completed, but prior to backfill, a Building Location Certificate may be required to confirm applicable zoning and building code set-back requirements have been met.
  • Prior to any backfilling, a building inspection is required to confirm that the footings meet code.

Framing and Insulation inspections
Inspections are required when the following are completed:

  • Insulation and vapour barrier
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Roofing
  • Plumbing rough-in

Conditional Occupancy

  • May be granted when all health and safety items such as guard rails, handrails, smoke alarms, CO detectors are in place
  • Also required at this stage: electrical, propane and septic approvals.

Occupancy

  • Will be given when all work has been completed and approved.