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Building Permit Inspections

Inspection

Contact(s)

Alert iconClarington will continue to receive, process and issue building permits. Applications can be submitted by regular mail, courier or by email to BuildingPermits@clarington.net. Information on what is required to be submitted with your building permit application can be found on the Building Permit web page.

Clarington Building Officials not be conducting inspections on projects that contain an occupied dwelling (e.g. finished basement, additions, etc.). When necessary, we will be making special arrangements using video, photos and consultants. This is a temporary measure that will be in place until further notice and will be continually monitored as the COVID-19 situation evolves. The Municipality will continue to offer inspections for all other permits during regular inspection.

If you have questions, please call 905-623-3379 ext. 2312 or email BuildingPermits@clarington.net.


Every building permit requires at least one or more inspections. It is the responsibility of the owner, or a representative designated by the owner, to arrange these inspections.

See the inspections page for more information on booking an inspection.

Residential building inspection requirements

Footings: Readiness to construct footings with formwork and reinforcing in place prior to placing concrete.

Backfill: Substantial completion of footings and foundations, including drainage and damproofing prior to commencement of backfilling.

Framing: Substantial completion of structural framing after heating and ventilation, mechanical, and plumbing rough-in with windows and roofing in place.

Insulation: Substantial completion of the insulation and vapour barriers prior to covering.

Air barrier: Substantial completion of the air barrier system prior to covering.

Garage ceiling/floor insulation: Substantial completion of the insulation and vapour barriers in ceiling of garage and any floor over unheated space, prior to covering.

Building occupancy: Completion of the construction and installation of components required to permit occupancy, as required by the Ontario Building Code.

Multi-residential and non-residential building inspection requirements

Footings: Readiness to construct footings with formwork and reinforcing in place prior to placing concrete.

Backfill: Substantial completion of footings and foundations, including drainage and damproofing prior to commencement of backfilling.

Framing: Substantial completion of structural framing and ductwork and piping for heating and air conditioning systems if the building is within the scope of Part 9 Division B.

Framing: Substantial completion of structural framing for each storey and rough-in of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and air contaminant extraction equipment for buildings other than Part 9 Division B.

Insulation: Substantial completion of the insulation and vapour barriers prior to covering.

Air barrier: Substantial completion of the air barrier system prior to covering.

Fire separations: Substantial completion of all required fire separations and closures.

Building occupancy: Completion of the construction and installation of components required to permit the issue of an occupancy permit under Sentence 1.3.3.1(2) or to permit occupancy under Sentence 1.3.3.2(1), if the building to be occupied is not fully completed.

 

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