At various stages of construction, inspections are required to confirm compliance with the Ontario Building Codethe Building By-Law, and other regulations once a building permit has been issued. As the property owner, it is your responsibility to schedule these inspections. Please keep in mind, a minimum notice of 24-48 hours may be required for booking an inspection. You can schedule them through CloudPermit or contact our Building Coordinator to schedule the necessary inspections to make sure that your building is up to code.

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.

When conducting inspections, the inspector will carefully review the work completed for compliance with the approved drawings. In case the work does not comply with the requirements of the Ontario Building Code or deviates from what was proposed in the approved drawings, corrections must be made before proceeding further. It is important to note that failure to comply with the Ontario Building CodeOntario Building Code Act , or other relevant legislation or regulations may lead to further action taken 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.