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A number of inspections are required during the course of construction in order to ensure that all work is being completed in accordance with the Ontario Building Code and the building permit documents. Building Inspectors conduct inspections at various stages of construction and keep records on file for future reference. Beyond the immediate role of ensuring safe construction, these inspection records provide verification of no longer visible building elements located within a building or structure.

Inspections are a service you pay for through the building permit fee. Proper inspections helps ensure that construction is safe and that it meets structural, fire and health requirements. This assists in protecting your investment and contribute to a better standard of development for the community.

Pursuant to Ontario Building Code division C, & (1), you must post your building permit as well as have a copy of the approved plans on site. When you call for an inspection, the building inspector must be able to examine the work; therefore the work to be inspected must not be covered. If during construction, changes or modifications are necessary to the approved plans, you must contact the building department and supply plans showing any changes.