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    Building Inspections

    Building Services Inspection staff are responsible for the inspection of all new construction, ensure buildings and structures are constructed to meet health and safety provisions of the Ontario Building Code, the Building Code Act, the Building By-law and other applicable law and standards. Inspectors also perform building investigations of illegal construction and unsafe buildings.

    Schedule a Building Permit Inspection through our online web request form.

    Mandatory Inspection Process

    Pursuant to the Building Code Act and Ontario Regulations the persons to whom a Permit has been issued shall notify the Chief Building Official of:

    1. Readiness to construct the footings (Footings inspection)
      Note: P.Eng.'s review/certification is required for all Part 4 designs or if the building is to be founded on engineered fill.  (Information regarding engineered fill is marked on the building permit cards).

    2. Substantial completion of the footings and foundations prior to commencement of backfilling (Foundation Pre-Backfill inspection)
      Note: This inspection must not be passed until the footings inspection is passed.

    3. Readiness for inspection and testing of building sewers and drains, prior to backfilling (Inside and Outside drains inspections)
      Note:   The inside drains inspection for houses must not be passed without the drain card being submitted to the town.  If the outside drains have been installed prior to footings, a connection between the inside and the outside drains must be either inspected by the Town or certified by a P.Eng.

    4. Readiness for inspection and testing of water service pipes, prior to backfilling (Water service inspection)

    5. Readiness for inspection and testing of fire service main, prior to backfilling (Fire service mains inspection)

    6. substantial completion of ductwork and piping for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, prior to structural framing inspection (HVAC rough-in inspection)
      Note: This inspection must pass or the  “OK for framing” statement must be indicated on the inspection report.

    7. Readiness for inspection and testing of water distribution system, drainage and venting systems, prior to structural framing inspection (Plumbing rough-in inspection)
      Note: This inspection must have been passed or the “OK for framing” statement must be indicated on the inspection report.

    8. Commencement of construction of:
      1. Masonry fireplaces and masonry chimneys
      2. Factory built fireplaces and allied chimneys
      3. Stoves, ranges, space heaters and add-on furnaces using solid fuels and allied chimneys
      Prior to structural framing inspection (Fireplace, stove and chimney inspections).
      Note: This inspection must have been passed or the “OK for framing” statement must be indicated on the inspection report.

    9. Substantial completion of framing, including framing for fire separations and closures (Structural Framing inspection)
      Note: This inspection cannot be scheduled until footings and foundation inspections are passed, HVAC and plumbing inspections allow for framing, and the OLS & TOW certifications have been submitted and accepted (for all houses, larger Part 9 and all Part 3 buildings).

    10. Substantial completion of the installation of air barrier, prior to the installation of exterior finishes (Air barrier inspection)

    11. Substantial completion of the installation of insulation and vapour barrier, prior to the installation of interior finishes (Insulation and vapour barrier inspection)
      Note: This inspection must not be scheduled until the HVAC rough-in and plumbing rough-in inspections have been passed, and the framing inspection has been passed or the “OK for insulation & vapour barrier inspection” statement must be indicated on the framing inspection report.

    12. Substantial completion of all required fire separations and closures, and exterior fire rated walls (Fire separation inspections)
      Note: This inspection is usually required to be conducted in two phases (the first phase may be required to be conducted prior to passing the framing inspection).

    13. Substantial completion of all fire protection systems, including standpipe, sprinklers, fire alarm, emergency lighting and commercial cooking equipment (Fire protection systems inspections)

    14. Readiness to construct the sewage system (Sewage system - ready to construct inspection)
      Note: This inspection shall be conducted when the excavation of the tile bed is complete.

    15. Substantial completion of the installation of the sewage system, prior to the commencement of backfilling (Sewage system pre-backfill inspection)
      Note: This inspection shall be conducted when the septic tank has been installed, all approved filter material has been installed and distribution pipes have been installed and levelled. This shall be a joint inspection with the responsible designer.

    16. Completion of sewage disposal system (Sewage system final inspection)
      Note: This inspection shall be conducted when the final grading is completed and the vegetation is present and alarms have been installed where required.  Designer's final review report is also required. Plumbing final inspection must not be passed until sewage system final inspection is passed, or the use of this system is permitted by the mechanical services inspector.

    17. completion of sewers, drains, vents and water distribution systems, including readiness for inspection of plumbing fixtures and appliances (Plumbing final inspection)
      Note: Occupancy inspection must not be passed until Plumbing final inspection has been passed or the following statement has been written on the inspection report by the mechanical services inspector:  “OK for occupancy as per the OBC, S.2.4.3.2.(1)”.

    18. Completion of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems and associated equipment (HVAC final inspection)
      Note: Occupancy inspection must not be passed until HVAC final inspection has been passed or the following statement has been written on the inspection report by the mechanical services inspector:  “OK for occupancy as per the OBC, S.2.4.3.2.(1)”.

    19. Completion of construction of required fire access routes (Fire routes inspection)
      Note: The fire routes layout must be certified by an OLS prior to permitting occupancy.

    20. Substantial completion of construction and installation of components required to permit occupancy by Sentences 2.4.3.1 (2) and 2.4.3.2. (1) of the Ontario Building Code, (Occupancy inspection)
      Note: The following statement must be used whenever the occupancy of an unfinished residential building is permitted:  “Occupancy may be permitted as per the OBC, S.2.4.3.2.(1)”.

    21. Completion of exterior cladding and lot grading* (Final inspection)
      *A separate lot grading inspection will be required whenever the lot grading plans have been submitted in support of a building permit application.
      Note: When a separate lot grading inspection is scheduled, it will be conducted by the Lot Grading Inspectors. Building permits cannot be closed until both final and lot grading inspections have been completed.  In all other cases, building inspectors shall inspect the grading based on requirements of the OBC, Articles 3.1.17.1. or 9.14.6.1.

    Any inquiries should be directed to 905-873-2601 Ext. 2922.

     

     

     


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