When is an Inspection Required?

The Owner, Contractor or Authorized Agent must notify the Building Divisiont at least one full regular business day in advance of the following stages of work to request an inspection:

  1. Outside Water & Sewer Inspection:
    The completion of the initial Water and Sewer connections to municipal lines
    i.e. water supply, sanitary sewer connection & storm sewer connection
  2. Footing Inspection:
    The completion of the excavation and the readiness to construct footings
    i.e. footing forms installed
  3. Backfill Inspection:
    The completion of the foundation/drainage layer and the readiness to backfill
    i.e. foundation complete with drainage/moisture protection and lateral support
  4. Below & Above Ground Plumbing Rough-in Inspections:
    The completion of the interior drainage and vent system
    i.e. inside drainage pipes and venting complete and equipped for a water test
  5. HVHC Rough-In Inspection:
    The completion of HVAC Rough-in and HRV ductwork.
    i.e. supply and return airs, kitchen exhaust and washroom exhaust.
  6. Framing Inspection:
    The completion of the structural framing interior and exterior, after all mechanical systems have been installed where they will interrupt the framing system
    i.e. framing and sheathing complete after plumbing, electrical and heating
  7. Insulation Inspection:
    The completion of the insulation and vapour barrier system and the readiness to apply interior finishes, Note: insulation ticket to be posted at attic access hatch if roof insulation is to be completed after the insulation inspection is done
    i.e. insulation is installed on all levels, basement and upper floors, and vapour barrier is installed and sealed as required around all penetrations
  8. Occupancy Inspection:
    The completion of all items required by the Ontario Building Code in order for Occupancy to be granted at least 2 days prior to readiness for Occupancy
    NOTE: This is not the final inspection
    i.e. all interior finishes are complete along with all life safety items, the building must be weather tight and all fire safety systems must be operating at full capacity
  9. Final Inspection:
    The completion of all items in the scope of the project.  For Non-Residential situations a Letter of Completion is required by the Architect/Engineer.
    NOTE: The Performance/Security deposit will not be refunded until this inspection has been completed
  10. * Progress Inspection:
    This inspection can be called for when the project does not fall into the above categories such as decks, pools, signs, or other similar projects.

    If you have any questions regarding the inspections or the inspection process please contact the Building Department.

    All Inspection must be scheduled with the Building Inspectors.