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Owner's Obligations During Construction
Posted Jan-18-2021

Owner's Obligations During Construction

Your Building Permit will be issued with a list of inspections that are required under the Building Code. These inspections are carried out by our Building Inspectors, who check each major phase of your construction and ensure that the work is being carried out according to:

  • The Building Code
  • Your Permit
  • Your Approved Building Plans

The inspector must be able to see the part of the construction to be inspected, and usually needs 24 to 48 hours advance notice. 

If the inspector finds that some work does not conform to the approved plans, you will be advised and you may be sent a notice asking that the situation be remedied. Another inspection may be required before you resume work. If work continues without resolving the problem, you can be subject to legal action. 

In addition to cooperating with any inspections, you are also required to:

  • Post your building permit in a window or other prominent place on site
  • Keep a copy of your building plan on site
  • Bring any proposed changes to the attention of the Building Official as soon as possible. These changes will require approval in the same manner as the original building plans.

If you have any questions or inquiries please contact:

Building & By-Law Services Division
613-342-8772 x 4425