Building & Inspection

For All Building Code and Building Plan Inquiries -

Please email the Chief Building Official, at:  bldgofficial@slrd.bc.ca

For inquiries regarding zoning, permitted uses, setbacks, etc., please email:  planning@slrd.bc.ca

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.

IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, PLEASE REVIEW THE NEW BUILDING INSPECTION POLICY - AS AT MAY 21, 2020 - Version #2 - Click here

SLRD NATURAL HAZARDS POLICY - Click here

NEW INFORMATION - HAZARD RISKS MUST BE REVIEWED AS PART OF THE BUILDING PERMIT PROCESS.  Click here

Building Inspector's Schedule

Monday

SLRD Office

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

SLRD Office

Thursday

Electoral Area D (Rural Whistler to Southern SLRD boundary)

Friday

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

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

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.

Required Inspections:

It Is The Owner’s Responsibility to call for the following inspections: 

  1. Footings/Foundation – After the forms for footings and foundations are complete, but prior to placing/pouring of any concrete therein.  A Structural field review (if involved) must be submitted 48 hours prior to a spread footing inspection.  A Geotechnical and Structural field review and original Forms Survey must be submitted 48 hours prior to the forms/foundation wall inspection.

  2. Dampproofing/Draintile – After the removal of the formwork from a concrete foundation and the installation of the perimeter drain tiles and dampproofing prior to back-filling against foundation.  For ICF foundations 1 inspection required for the peel and stick and a 2nd inspection required for the dimple board.

  3. Sewer & Water Service Pipe (Plumbing) – The Sewer and Water Service is the connection from the property line to the foundation.  The Sanitary, Storm and Water Service pipe must be installed, bedded, tested and approved prior to pipe being covered.  If the pipe is buried prior to inspection, you will be asked to uncover it.  If heavy equipment is used to expose the pipe, retesting will be required.

  4. Underground Plumbing (Under Slab) – All drainage (DWV - drainage, waste and vent) shall be installed, bedded and tested prior to backfill.  Water pipe shall be installed and tested as per the BC Plumbing Code requirements before backfill.  All water pipes must be sleeved through the slab.

  5. Pre-slab Poly (Building) – After the 6 mil (UV rated) poly and rigid insulation is placed over the compacted gravel base of the concrete slab but prior to any concrete being placed/poured for the floor.

  6. Rough-In Plumbing (Above Slab) – After all DWV (drainage, waste & vent) shall be installed and tested through the roof.  Water distribution pipe shall be installed and tested as per the BC Plumbing Code.

  7. Sheathing – (Optional inspection) – All windows and exterior door frames are installed. Paper and metal flashing is complete. A Structural Engineer's field review is required to be submitted.

  8. Tubs & Showers – All tubs and showers, including valves, shall be installed, approved and tested to the overflow of the fixture.  Tubs and showers shall be installed tested and approved prior to a framing inspection (stand-alone/drop-in tubs to be inspected at final plumbing inspection).

  9. Framing – After framing and sheathing, fire-blocking, bracing, chimney, duct-work, gas venting, installation of tubs & showers are completed, but before any insulation, lath, or other interior or exterior finish is applied that conceals such work.  Fire blocking is required. Fire-resistant drywall is required for fire separation (if applicable).   Rigid/isoboard insulation is required behind plumbing pipes (facing the exterior side).  Prior to ordering a framing inspection the following must be submitted: engineer sealed roof truss drawings and engineered sealed TJI floor layout shop drawings (original wet seal documents or electronic Notarius software digital seal), an original, designer stamped Mechanical Ventilation Checklist, a Structural field review (framing), a Fire Suppression field review (if applicable), a completed plumbing rough-in, a completed electrical rough-in (Technical Safety BC form) and all windows and exterior door frames are installed.  

  10. Insulation/Poly Vapour Barrier – After 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.  If using spray foam in unvented roofs, a Schedule B and field review are required by either an architect or engineer at framing stage.

  11. Solid Fuel Appliance/Fireplace/Chimney – When applicable, factory-built chimneys, 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.  A WETT Certificate is required.

  12. Plumbing Final – All plumbing fixtures (including PRV, Check Valves and other Backflow Devices) are to be installed, tested and approved as per the BC Plumbing Code.  All testable Backflow Devices must have test report submitted at time of final inspection.

  13. Building Final – Please ensure the following are submitted or completed prior to ordering a final building inspection:  a completed Plumbing final, a Schedule C-A (if applicable), all Schedule C-B documents (all Engineer's sign-off), a final inspection BC Safety Authority Electrical Permit and Gas Permit (if applicable), a Letter of Certification - Septic (if applicable), and a WETT Certificate (wood stove installation certificate).

  14. NO OCCUPANCY OF A BUILDING IS ALLOWED UNTIL A FINAL INSPECTION REPORT HAS BEEN ISSUED.  OCCUPANCY PRIOR TO A COMPLETED FINAL INSPECTION ISSUED, WILL BE SUBJECT TO BYLAW ENFORCEMENT.

As a courtesy to your neighbours, construction should only occur within the hours specified under the relevant Noise Bylaw or within the hours of 7:00am – 9:00pm where no noise bylaw applies.  Note: there are Noise Bylaws in effect in Electoral Areas B, C and D.  For details on Noise Bylaws, click here

 

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