Request an inspection for your permitted work

Most work you do with a permit requires an inspection. It is the responsibility of the homeowner or contractor to arrange for all inspections at the right time.

Review the list of required inspections

You can request your building and mechanical inspections online (with the exception of electrical inspections). Just complete this form, and a staff member will contact you to confirm your inspection date.

If you submit your request by 2:30pm Monday-Friday (excluding statutory holidays), you can schedule your inspection for the next business day.

Do you need an electrical inspection?

We do not book electrical inspections online at this time:

  • Electrical contractors — Email your completed electrical contractor authorization form to electricaldept@dnv.org
  • Homeowners — Call 604-990-2480

Complete this form to request your inspection

If you have trouble completing the form, you can call our 24-hour inspection line to request your inspection: 604-990-2444

Before you request your frame inspection, first ensure that all rough-in inspections are completed for your subtrade permits: drainage, electrical, fire sprinkler, gas, heating, and plumbing.  We will not be able to book your inspection unless these are all complete.

Before you request your final building inspection, please ensure that all subtrade permits are finalized: drainage, electrical, fire sprinkler, gas, heating, and plumbing. We will not book your final inspection until all subtrade permits are finished. 

Normally, your inspection is scheduled for the next business day if we receive your request before 2:30pm Monday to Friday, except stat holidays
We will make every effort to accommodate this preference, depending on inspectors' schedules and work loads.