Building Inspections

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

Building Services regularly posts bulletins regarding industry-related developments that may impact customer experience.

View Building Bulletins

Inspection Requests

The City offers an easy and convenient way to request inspections 24/7 through APLI, our online permit application and building inspections portal. Any project stakeholder can request single or multiple inspections on one or more permits at a time. Watch our “Inspection Requests" video on the City's Apply Online page to learn more.

​Mandatory Inspections

Requirements

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 (PDF) or contact ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca.

Timeframe

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.  

How to Prepare for an Inspection

  • Ensure all work remains exposed until inspected and approved
  • Printed issued 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)

Occupancy

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: