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Building Inspections

All projects for which a building permit has been issued are required to be inspected at various stages of construction by an Inspector from the Town of Caledon.

Please book your inspection with a minimum of 24 hours notice, and prior to 3 p.m. to receive an inspection for the following day. Any inspections booked after 3 p.m. will be booked for the second following day.

How to Book an Inspection

To book an inspection:

  1. Fill out the building inspection form (pdf), and
  2. E-mail the form to building.inspections@caledon.ca

or call the building inspection line at 905-584-2272, ext. 4174

The owner or a representative of the owner must be present during all mandatory inspections. If no person is present upon arrival of the inspector, then no inspection will be conducted.

The Town of Caledon does not perform electrical inspections. The electrical inspections are performed by the Electrical Safety Authority 1-877-ESA-SAFE (1-877-372-7233).

To Register a Building Code Violation

Building Inspectiors ensure the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures achieve the provisions of the Ontario Building Code and other applicable laws. They respond to allegations of building code violations when a building permit is not obtained from the Town of Caledon.

Under the Building Code Act, A building permit is required for the construction, alteration, or renovation of any structure over 10m2 (108 ft2) in area. Some typical projects that do require a permit include;

  • New houses
  • Additions to houses
  • Garages (either detached or attached)
  • Carports
  • Plumbing, heating/air conditioning work
  • New or repairs/alterations to sewage (septic) systems

Contact

If you believe there is a building code violation, please email building.inspections@caledon.ca for a response. Be advised that in order for the complaint to be processed, you must provide the following information:

  • Your name, your address and phone number
  • The address of the alleged violation

Mandatory Inspections

 1. Footings

  • Footings should be ready to pourCleaned of all foreign debris and loose materialFormwork secured in placeIncluding footing for fireplace

 2. Backfill (Foundation & Weepers)

  • Parging on concrete block to be completedDamp-proofing of the foundation to be completedWeeping tile to be covered with a minimum of 6" clear gravelDrainage layer is to be installed (when required)

 3. Exterior Drains/Supply

  • Water supply to be installed from house to road with all couplings installedAll exterior drains to be covered with gravel and a test installedTrenches to be constructed in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and regulations

 4. Interior Drains

  • All roughed-in drains under slab to be complete and leveledBall test will be required

 5. Plumbing Rough-In

  • All roughed-in waste and vent pipes to be inspected and water or air pressure testedAll roughed-in hot and cold water supply pipes to be inspected with an air pressure test

 6. H.V.A.C. Rough-In

  • All supply and air return ducting to be completedAll ventilation ducting to be completed for exhaust fans

 7. Framing

  • Plumbing and H.V.A.C. rough-ins must be approved prior to framing inspectionAll rough carpentry to be completedFirestopping to be completed on bulkheads, boxes, drop ceiling and cabinetry where possible

 8. Solid Fuel Burning Fireplace or Woodstove Rough-In

  • Rough-in of masonry hearth, smoke chamber and chimney to be completedFactory-built fireplaces and woodstoves are to be installed, including chimneys and all enclosures to be framed, but not covered

 9. Insulation and Vapour Barrier

  • All insulation to be completedVapour barrier to be completedIf blown ceiling insulation is used, the ceiling vapour barrier must also be installed Firestopping to be completed in bulkheads, boxes, cabinetry, drop ceilings, at top and bottom plate breeches (supply ducts and waste pipes), concealed spaces, and tubsExterior of building to be weather tight, including installation of roofing materials (i.e. shingles)

10. Plumbing Final

  • Plumbing system to be complete and all fixtures installed

11. H.V.A.C. Final

  • Heating system to be complete including installation of furnace

12. Building Final

  • Installations of all required guards and handrails, doors, lighting, interior finishes including floors, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Sewage System Mandatory Inspections

Readiness to Construct

  • Excavation of tile bed is complete

Completion of Tile Bed (prior to backfill)

  • Tank has been installed
  • All approved filter material (i.e. sand, gravel) has been installedDistribution pipes have been installed and leveled

Completion of Sewage System

  • Sewage system to have final grading completed and vegetation to be present (can be completed at the time of occupancy). Alarms have been installed where required

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