Inspections are necessary to help homeowners or builders construct a building that meets current structural, health, security and fire protection safety standards. City inspectors have a wealth of knowledge on City bylaws and codes related to building, and their involvement in a project helps promote conformance to safety and health requirements. Communicating with your inspector in advance reduces the chances of problems arising during a field inspection.
Depending on what you’re building, inspections may be needed for:
Bathtubs, showers, traps
Drain tile and damp proofing
Final building inspections
Forms and excavation inspection
Frame, chimney and duct inspection
Slab poly inspection
Storm, sanitary and water services
Book a Building Inspection
Book an Inspection through the WebPermits Tool, available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Please schedule the Inspection before 4:15 pm the day prior to the day of the Inspection. For more details and additional information, refer to the WebPermits page.
Please contact Inspectors at City Hall between 8 am to 9:30 am, Monday through Friday to answer questions or requests for information. For detailed information on the Inspection process, please refer to A Guide to Residential Building Inspections.
Many Coquitlam services are still available online or by phone. For updates on the City’s response, including affected facilities and services, visit the Covid-19 page.