Inspections

No persons shall occupy or use any building or structure unless an accepted FINAL inspection has been conducted by a Building Official.


Cold Weather Notice

Concrete inspections are suspended when the temperature is below 5 degrees Celsius.

The BC Building Code requirements for placing concrete during cold weather are:

When the air temperature is below 5°C, concrete shall be

  • kept at a temperature of not less than 10°C or more than 25°C while being mixed and placed, and
  • maintained at a temperature of not less than 10°C for 72 h after placing.

24 HOUR INSPECTION REQUEST SERVICE

Please ensure your request is made prior to 2:00 pm on the day before the inspection is required.

Required documents must be submitted to the Building Division one day prior to inspection date.

Electronic Requests

Book through MyCity using the access code on your permit. You will need to create a MyCity account if you do not already have one.

www.newwestcity.ca/mycity

Telephone Inspections

Building Inspections: 604-527-4620
Plumbing Inspections: 604- 527-4610

Leave your permit number, contact name and phone number, type of inspection requested, address at which inspection is required, and contractor and/or trade's business license number.
 

Required documents must be submitted to the Building Division one day prior to inspection date.

Any omitted information may result in an inspection not being scheduled and delay in construction.

Questions?

Call: 604-527-4580
Email: 
 

General Information

  • Inspections must be requested by the permit applicant.
  • All work being inspected must be complete and ready prior to inspection.
  • Work must not proceed past any of the required inspections listed without prior authorization.
  • The street address and Building Permit card must be posted in a visible location on site.
  • The approved Building Permit drawings and all prior inspection notices must be on site for all inspections.
    1. Rough Under Slab D.W.V. / Water Pipe / Water Service:  All underground piping must be tested, inspected and approved before slab preparation and pour may continue.
    2. Rough Above Slab D.W.V. / Water Pipe: All above slab piping must be tested, inspected and approved before proceeding with bathtub inspection.
    3. Bathtubs, Showers and P-Traps: All bathtubs and showers to be under test, secured to framing, and have p-traps connected to the drainage system.
    4. Final Plumbing Inspection: All fixtures and system components to be installed, cleaned and fully operational.
       

    This is not an exhaustive listing of all bylaw and building code requirements. Additional information may be requested during the building permit processing.

    1. Radiant Floor Panel Inspection: All in-slab piping must be inspected and approved before slab preparation and pour may continue (radiant systems).
    2. Baseboard Rough Piping Inspection: All baseboard piping loops above and below slab must be inspected and approved before proceeding (baseboard systems).
    3. Final Hydronic Heating Inspection: All appliances and system components to be installed, cleaned and fully operational as per designer's criteria. (A copy of Certification of Heating Systems form required to be on site for final inspection).
       

    This is not an exhaustive listing of all R.H.W.H.A. Hydronic Guidelines and building code requirements. Additional information may be requested during the building permit processing.

    1. Piping and Equipment: All underground and above ground work must be tested, inspected and approved before covering and proceeding with next phase of the project.
       

    This is not an exhaustive listing of all bylaw and building code requirements. Additional information may be requested during the building permit processing.