Building Inspections

Requesting an inspection

To request an inspection, submit your notification before 3 p.m. on a business day. We will try to schedule the inspection for the next business day. Work must be ready for inspection at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the inspection.

You can request an inspection through:

The following information is required when you submit your inspection request:

  1. Permit number
  2. Street address of construction
  3. Type of inspection required
  4. Contact name
  5. Contact phone number
  6. Special instructions
  7. Date Inspection is required

Do not cover construction

All construction that requires an inspection must not be covered prior to being inspected by a municipal building inspector. Any work that is covered without being passed by a Town of Georgina building inspector may be subject to an Order to Uncover issued by the Chief Building Official and prescribed service fees as set out in the Building Bylaw 2021-0019.

For your information, the back of the permit placard that was received when the permit was issued is marked with the required inspections.

Additional inspection fees

A fee is payable for re-inspection of a previously failed inspection due to defective or incomplete work.

When do I need an inspection?

You will find the required inspections marked on the back of your permit placard that accompanied your issued permit. It is the permit holder’s responsibility to notify the Building Division when the work is ready for the appropriate inspection. Safe access must also be provided to the building that is to be inspected. The permit placard must be posted and all approved drawings must be on site for the inspector. 

The following are some stages of construction that require inspection by the Building Division.

  • Demolition
  • Before pouring concrete for footings/structural slabs/piers
  • Foundations (before backfilling)
  • Structural framing
  • Insulation, vapour barriers and air barriers
  • Readiness to occupy (prior to occupying)
  • Fireplaces / wood stoves / chimneys
  • Sewers, underground drains and water services before backfilling
  • Water distribution piping
  • Pressure tests of plumbing systems
  • Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • Fire safety systems such as fire separations, alarm systems, sprinklers and standpipe systems, emergency lighting, exit signage
  • Commercial exhaust hoods and dust collection systems
  • Septic system construction and repair
  • Pool enclosures prior to filling the pool

For a complete list of required notifications and inspections, please refer to the Town's Building Bylaw 2021-0019, the Swimming Pool Enclosure Bylaw, and/or Ontario's Building Code

Contact Us

26557 Civic Centre Rd,
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1

T: 905-476-4301 / 705-437-2210
F: 905-476-8100

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.