Municipal Information

The Building Code sets out the stages of construction at which different types of buildings/sewage systems require inspections. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to contact the municipality with at least 24 hours notice to schedule an inspection when the project is at the stage of construction set out in the Building Code. Inspections are available between the hours of 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The exact time of inspection is not guaranteed. Verifying readiness for inspections prior to the inspector's arrival is paramount in avoiding unnecessary delays and additional fees being applied.

The municipal building official is required to carry out the inspection within two working days of being notified. During the inspection, a building inspector will inspect the work to determine if it is carried out in accordance with the Building Code, your permit and the approved plans including changes noted by the plans examiner. You will be issued a list of the required inspections for your specific project when you obtain your permit.

You will also be required to :

  • show your permit in a window or other place where it can be easily seen
  • keep copies of the approved permit drawings on the site and available to the inspector at each inspection required
  • tell the municipality about any changes to the proposed construction, which will also have to be approved by the municipality

The inspector must always be able to see the work. If it's different from the work that was approved and, unless you get permission for a revision to your plans, you will be told to correct it. If you don't, the municipality can take enforcement action, such as issuing orders authorized under the Building Code Act, 1992.