Building Inspections

The building division conducts inspections during various phases of a project to ensure that construction conforms to the approved plans, including the applicable codes, regulations and bylaws.

We'll only approve occupancy of a newly constructed building once we've completed all the necessary inspections. As a permit holder, it's your responsibility to arrange for inspections. The type of inspections your project needs will vary depending on what your permit is fornew single-family dwelling or commercial, industrial and multi-family residential projects. Check your building permit package for the list of assessments specific to your project.

Permits and inspection process

If you're starting a project in Burnaby, you'll find the guides below useful. You'll learn about our permit and inspection process for new construction, sign placements, tree bylaws, etc.—especially for single-family and two-family dwellings.

Book an inspection

Ensure you meet all the residential or commercial building inspection requirements before scheduling an inspection.

You can book an inspection by calling us between 8:30 am-3 pm at 604-294-7130, at least 1 day before the required inspection. Have the following information ready:

  • contact name and phone number
  • date of inspection
  • permit number
  • site address
  • type of inspection

Inspection details

Field inspections occur between 8:30 am-3:30 pm and will depend on the site's location and the time it may take to complete.

Speak with your area inspector

By phone: You can speak with your area inspectorbuilding, plumbing, gas or electricalby calling 604-294-7130, from Mon-Fri between 8 am-8:30 am.

In-person: For in-person meetings with inspectors arrive at the service counter before 8:30 am.

Building permits

You can submit your building permit applications before 4 pm from Monday to Friday for approval.

Have questions?

Building General Inquiries

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