Building Inspections

Once you receive your building permit, a Building Inspector will monitor your project to ensure that construction meets the requirements of the Ontario Building Code, municipal and provincial regulations, and the stipulations of your building permit. The Building Inspector may send you a notice by mail if work does not conform to approved plans.

Re-inspection may be required before you resume construction. You can be subject to legal action if work continues without resolving the situation.

It is the responsibility of the property owner to inform the Building Inspector of any proposed changes to the construction project which may require additional approvals. Alternative methods of establishing compliance with the Ontario Building Code, such as professional consultant reports, are not acceptable without prior approval of the Chief Building Official.

The property owner is expected to cooperate and remain in communication with the Building Inspector. In addition, the property owner must: post a copy of the building permit in a window or other prominent place on the work site, keep a copy of approved construction plans on the work site.

Property owners may also request an inspection by a Building Inspector for advice and information at any time during construction. Electrical installations may require an inspection by the Electrical Safety Authority. Call 1-877-372-7233 or visit on-line at www.esasafe.com

Stages of Construction and Inspection