Building Inspections

Inspections are carried out by the Building Inspector to ensure the following:

  • That building permits are obtained;
  • That construction is in accordance with the Ontario Building Act and Code, and other applicable law;
  • That construction is in accordance with approved plans;
  • That Occupancy Permits are obtained;
  • That any required architects or engineers carry out their duties; and
  • That the building is safe, durable, and weather resistant for the owner of the building, tenants and future purchasers.

Inspections Required:

  • Excavation inspection
  • Foundation, prior to backfill
  • In floor heating (hydronics) prior to placing concrete
  • Framing
  • Plumbing rough-in
  • HVAC rough-in
  • Insulation and Vapour barrier, prior to drywall placement
  • Woodstove or Fireplace rough in, if applicable
  • Pool – Initial and Final
  • Prior to Occupancy
  • Final

Occupancy Requirements

Occupancy Minimum Requirements Checklist

Ten (10) days’ notice must be given to the building department prior to the occupancy of a building.

An inspection will be performed, and once approved an occupancy permit will be issued – provided that the following approvals have been obtained – Final from Septic Inspector, Final on Entrance if culvert required, Hydro (electrical) final inspection, letter from mechanical and heating contractor and any other outstanding requirements. Any outstanding engineering reports must be addressed as well as any outstanding orders.

Civic 911 Address numbers will be assigned for new homes.

Permits for electrical work are obtained from the Electrical Safety Authority

Schedule an Inspection

To Schedule an Inspection, contact Tracy Perrin, Development Services Analyst. 

Brett Cavanagh, Chief Building Official (CBO), is in the office on Wednesdays:  9am to noon (for “walk-ins” and telephone consultations)

Making an appointment for another time is the best way to ensure the CBO will be available to meet.

Contact Us

Tracy Perrin
Development Services Analyst
1-800-928-2250 Ext. 235

Brett Cavanagh
Chief Building Official
1-800-928-2250 Ext. 225


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1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON K0E 1G0

613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250

Fax: 613-928-3097


Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After-Hours Road Emergency


Portland Transfer Station

4427H Old Kingston Road, Portland
1-800-928-2250 ext. 285
Open: Wednesdays & Saturdays
8:00am to 4:00pm