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.
- Excavation inspection
- Foundation, prior to backfill
- In floor heating (hydronics) prior to placing concrete
- 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
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.