Legislated Mandatory Inspections
The Ontario Building Code, Subsection 184.108.40.206, requires builders to give notice to the Chief Building Official when your building is ready for mandatory inspections at each critical stage of construction.
It is your responsibility to contact the Toronto Building to conduct the required inspections once your construction project starts.
Neglecting these inspections may cause costly delays and time consuming work stoppages.
The name and telephone number of the Inspector or District Inspections office is included with the permit documents. A Building Inspector can assist you in determining which inspections are required for your particular project.
Stages of Construction Requiring Inspection
Depending on the nature of the project, inspectors may have to visit your building site several times to conduct the following inspections.
The attached schedules list the various types of mandatory inspections that may be required for each project. The tables also describe the stages of construction where you must notify the inspector of your readiness for inspection.
Cost for these inspections is included in your building permit fee.
Additional inspections can be arranged through your local inspection office.
An additional fee may apply.
Inspection Response Times
A minimum of 48 hours notice is required when booking an inspection for your site.
When conducting their mandatory inspections, building inspectors must be able to see that part of work under inspection. Any building elements covered before the related mandatory inspection has been made will have to be uncovered for inspection and passed before the completion of your project.
Please remember that your stamped permit plans must be on site for each inspection.
If your permit was submitted following November 12, 2012 it will be issued by Email or on a DVD. Please print the information, records, drawings or specifications issued as part of the permit and keep those on site for each inspection. Drawings and specifications must be printed full sized, to scale, and in colour.
Partial Occupancy of an Unfinished Building
Before any part of an unfinished building can be occupied, the structure must meet Ontario Building Code (Division C, Part 1, Subsection 1.3.3.) standards. For further information.
Construction Requirements and Guidelines
For further information.
Complaints About Construction, With or Without Permit
If you have complaints or concerns about construction you may wish to contact one of the Toronto Building District Inspection Offices located below. The inspector will need the address of the property and details of your concern.
Who to contact?
To find the name and contact information for your building inspector, please refer to your permit documents or contact your local district inspections office listed below.
and East York District
95 The Esplanade
Toronto, M5E 2A2
North York Civic Centre
|Etobicoke York District
Civic Centre Court
150 Borough Drive