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What are my obligations during construction?

Building permits often list inspections that are required under the Building Code. These inspections are carried out by a building inspector, who checks each major phase of your construction. His duty is to make sure 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 he is to inspect, and usually needs 24 to 48 hours advance notice.

If the inspector finds that some work does not conform to the approved plans, he will advise you and may send 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 co-operating 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 your local building official as soon as possible. These changes will require approval in the same manner as the original building plans.

For further information, please contact:


Building & By-Law Services Division
(613) 342-8772  Ext. 4425

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