Building & Inspection

For All Building Code and Building Plan Inquiries -

Please email the Building Official, Norman Tong, at:

For inquiries regarding zoning, permitted uses, setbacks, etc., please email:

The SLRD building department provides building inspection services to property owners in Electoral Areas A, B, C and D -  from Gold Bridge to Furry Creek, and from Pavilion Lake to the Upper Squamish Valley. In order to provide inspection coverage to the entire area, we maintain a schedule of inspections as follows:

Building Inspector's Schedule


SLRD Office


Electoral Area C (Rural Pemberton through to D'Arcy)


SLRD Office


Electoral Area D (Rural Whistler to Southern SLRD boundary)


Electoral Area A (Gold Bridge/Bralorne) / Area B (Lillooet & Area)

To book an inspection, please contact the Planning and Building Assistant at 1-800-298-7753 extension 241 at least two days in advance of the day the Building Inspector is in your area.

A Guide to Building Permits - Why and when do I need a building permit?

Required Inspections:

It is the owner’s responsibility to call for the following required inspections:

  1. Footings/FoundationAfter the forms for footings and foundations are complete, but prior to placing of any concrete therein.
  2. Dampproofing/Draintile – After removal of form-work from a concrete foundation and installation of perimeter drain tiles and dampproofing, but prior to back-filling against foundation. The Plumbing Fixture Count sheet has been received prior to inspection.
  3. Sewer & Water test & Installation (Plumbing) – Connection from the road to the foundation.  Before a building drain, sanitary or storm sewer is covered.  If any part of the plumbing system is covered before it is inspected and approved, it shall be uncovered.  If the Plumbing Inspector so directs, and when considered necessary, underground building drains, branches, storm drains and sewers shall be re-tested after the completion of all back-filling and grading by heavy equipment.  Plumbing Checklist has been submitted to the Plumbing inspector.
  4. Underground Plumbing (Under slab) – When the rough-in plumbing system, including underground water supply, drain waste and vent piping are complete, but prior to any such plumbing being covered.
  5. Pre-slab (Building) – After the 6 mil (UV rated) poly is placed over the compacted gravel base of the concrete slab but prior to any concrete being placed for the floor.
  6. Rough in Plumbing (Above Slab)After all supply and DWV (drain, waste & vent) piping is installed and ready to be tested with water and/or air, but prior to any covering up or concealment of any kind.  Internal venting must be through the roof.
  7. FramingAfter framing and sheathing of the building are complete, including fire-stopping, bracing, chimney, duct-work, plumbing, gas venting, wiring, but before any insulation, lath, or other interior or exterior finish is applied that conceals such work.  Plumbing and Electrical Rough-in's are completed. Mechanical Ventilation Checklist has been submitted to the Building Inspector prior to inspection.
  8. Tub & Shower Installation and Testing - Water must be hooked up and able to be run.  Drain must be installed and connected.
  9. Insulation/poly vapour barrierAfter all insulation and 6 mil polyethylene (UV-rated) is installed, (including floor joist-end cavities, crawlspace foundation insulation and attic insulation), but prior to any interior finish or other concealment is applied.
  10. Solid Fuel Appliance/Fireplace/Chimney When applicable, factory-built chimneys and fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances are roughed-in; or in the case of masonry fireplace or chimney construction, when the smoke shelf is complete and the first two (2) flue liners are in place.
  11. Plumbing & Buildings Finals – A final plumbing inspection (PRV testing) must be dompleted before ordering a final building inspection.  Please ensure the Schedule C-A and Schedule c_B documents have been received by the inspector two days before calling for your final building inspection.

SLRD Board Policy adopted January 28, 2008 states that Section 57 Community Charter “Note against land title that building regulations contravened” will be registered against properties that have building permits expired without a completed Final Building Inspection.

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