Request a Building Inspection
Using the Inspection Request web application from your computer or smartphone, you can:
- Schedule an Inspection
- Reschedule, or cancel an inspection
- To view upcoming inspections
To request an inspection online, you will need to have your permit number, and to provide the contact information of the person who will be on site to meet the inspector at the requested time.
Please note, the online Inspection Request function cannot be used to request an Inspection Status Report.
How to Request an Inspection by Phone?
Toronto Building TelePermit service is no longer available. Inspection requests can be submitted outside of business hours using our online Inspection Request service.
Inspection requests can be made by phone during normal business hours. To contact an agent at one of our district inspection offices, please call 416-338-0700.
- Press 1 for Toronto and East York,
- Press 2 for North York,
- Press 3 for Etobicoke, or
- Press 4 for Scarborough.
If you leave a voicemail message for an inspection request, please include the permit number, a contact name and phone number where you can be reached.
Inspection Status Glossary
If you are not sure what your permit status means search the glossary for the status definition.
Application has met the submission requirement; however the intake has been accepted yet because of required initial permit fee.
The Application has been received but intake has not been accepted or processed.
The permit application is dormant for over 5 months and the owner / Applicant have been notified with registered mail cancellation notice. Permit Application will be cancelled without further notice if no response has been received within a month of the cancellation notice
Sent Application has been accepted, and the Review has resulted with Notice that has been sent.
The permit has been issued and the permit is under active inspection
Review has been completed, however other approvals and/or fees are outstanding.
Application has been accepted but the review has not started
Review of the application has begun and the Examiner has identified deficiencies or outstanding items. A Notice has been sent to the Applicant and the examiner is waiting for a response.
The Application has been received but it is on hold because of missing submission information as required by permit bylaw.
The permit has been issued
The Permit has been revoked
Ready for Issuance
Review has been completed, the permit is ready for issuance at any time. For mechanical, plumbing permits that are related to building permit may have to be issued together.
Application has been Accepted, the review has resulted in a Refused Notice that was sent to applicant. It is advisable that all items in the Refusal Notice to be addressed before a response is submitted to Building Division
A response to a notice has been submitted to the building division. The review of your application is back in the queue
A response to a notice has been submitted to the building division.
A Notice of Change has been submitted to the Chief Building Official.
A Notice of Change has been submitted to the Chief Building Official and the revision has been accepted
Application has been accepted and the Review has started but not completed
There is an inspection order against this permit.
Work Not Started
An Inspection was conducted and the construction has not taken place