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.

View the list of inspections you need for single family new construction

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.

Inspections during the holiday — There will be no inspections scheduled between Monday, December 24, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019. If you request an inspection during this period, it will be scheduled for January 2, 2019 or later.

Do you need an electrical inspection?

We do not book electrical inspections online at this time:

Complete this form to request your inspection

If you have trouble completing the form, please call Development Services to request your inspection: 604-990-2480.

You must book an Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) inspection first.

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.

You must also download and complete these ventilation checklists: ​Forced air systems, HRV systems, Distributed CRV systems, Exhaust fan and passive inlets

Requirements for this inspection

  • exposed soil must be covered (poly, mulch, straw etc.)
  • off-site catch basins adjacent to the work site must be protected with an appropriate catch basin protection device
  • water must be maintained onsite (clean, clear water can be discharged offsite to the storm water system as long as it is safe to do so)
  • a clean access pad must be maintained for all site access requirements
  • all required tree protection fencing must be in good order and nothing can be stored within the tree protection fence

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.