Once a building permit is issued, inspections must be completed at various stages of construction. The owner is responsible for ensuring the inspections are scheduled. A minimum of 24-48 hours hours notice may be required for booking inspections. The inspections will ensure the requirements set out in the Ontario Building Code, the Building By-Law and other applicable regulations are met. You can book an inspection through CloudPermit or with the Building Coordinator.

You will also be required to:

  • Display your permit in a window or a conspicuous location.
  • Keep copies of the approved plans on site.
  • Contact the building department at each required inspection.
  • Notify the building department about any proposed changes or alterations, which may require approval before proceeding with work.

The inspector will conduct a visual inspection of the work for compliance with the approved drawings. If the work completed does not meet the requirements of the Ontario Building Code or is different then that of the work proposed on the approved drawings, you will need to correct the work prior to proceeding. Failure to achieve compliance with the Ontario Building Code, Ontario Building Code Act or other applicable legislation or regulations may result in further action against the property.


Ontario Building Code

The Building Code Act, 1992 is the legislative framework for the construction, renovation and change-of-use of a building. The Ontario Building Code is a regulation under the Act that creates detailed standards for construction and the administration of building permits.

The purposes of the Ontario Building Code is to promote, health and safety, fire protection, resource conservation, environmental integrity and accessibility through appropriate standards.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is responsible for the development of, and any changes to the Building Code Act and the Code.