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Building Inspections

Building projects are subject to mandatory inspections at specific stages of construction or demolition to confirm building standards are met.

Building Services Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Please refer to Building Services Announcements for up-to-date information about impacted services.

Request a Building Inspection

APLI Citizen Portal

If you applied for your building permit online, the permit applicant (and any permit contact that has been added to the file) can request an inspection through APLI​.

Paper Applications

If you applied for your building permit in person, you must request your inspection through Service Barrie:

Email:

ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca 
Subject Line: INSPECTIONS + project address (read receipts will be acknowledged).

Phone:

705-726-4242 (Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm​ only)
Please note: if you leave a voicemail you will receive a call back from a Customer Service Representative and your request will be inputted at that time. No inspection requests will be booked directly from a voicemail message.​ Please do not contact the inspector directly.

Building inspections will be conducted within 2 business days in accordance with Division C, Sentence 1.3.5.3.(1) of the Ontario Building Code. The time period to conduct the inspection commences on the business day after the request was made, excluding weekends and statutory holidays.  

   
​Mandatory Inspections

Mandatory inspections are required at certain stages of construction or demolition as regulated under the Ontario Building Code. The inspector will record observations and provide a report of the inspection onsite. To verify your inspection requirements, see the Required Notification Inspection Form or contact ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca.

Onsite Inspection Requirements

You must provide the following information when an inspection request is made:

  • Requester information:
    • Name, phone number, email address
  • Onsite Contact information
    • Name, phone number, email address (for the purposes of receiving the inspection report)
  • Permit Number
  • Project Address
  • Type of inspection as indicated on the Required Notification for Inspection Form (i.e., footing, framing, etc.)
  • Preferred inspection time (am or pm)
Failure to provide the above request information may result in the inspection not being scheduled.  The inspector will attempt to make contact the morning following the inspection request, either by phone or email, to provide the tentative date and time of inspection. Please note that sometimes inspection times need to change. If this occurs, the requestor will be contacted as soon as possible.

How to Prepare for an Inspection:

  • Ensure all work remains exposed until inspected and approved
  • Printed approved building plans and drawings must be available on-site for the Inspector to review
  • Provide suitable and safe on-site access for an efficient inspection (stairs and ramps with handrails, no ladders)

When can I move in?​

New buildings and additions are required to be inspected prior to occupancy. This verifies that all items related to occupant and building safety are completed to the minimum requirements.

Other Required​ Inspections

Depending on the project, other inspections may need to be satisfied through other City departments including:




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