Building Inspections

After a building permit is issued, several site inspections are required prior to final approval and the issuance of an occupancy permit. A City of Nelson Building Inspector is required to do site inspections at the following stages of construction:

  • Footings Inspection
    • Property pins or a legal surveyed plot plan required
    • On completion of form work for the footings, prior to pouring concrete
  • Backfilling Inspection
    • On completion of damp-proofing, drain tiles and drain rock (if required), prior to backfilling
  • Plumbing Inspection
    • Prior to covering of groundwork and above grade rough in (exfiltration test and pressure test to property line for sewer and water)
  • Framing Inspection
    • After the entire rough-in plumbing is completed, electrical work and heating equipment is installed and the framing is completed to lockup stage, prior to insulating
  • Fireplace Inspection
    • First inspection - installation of first flue lines above smoke chamber · Second inspection - chimney cap, but prior to installing
  • Insulation Inspection
    • After all insulation and vapour barriers are installed but prior to covering
  • Occupancy Inspection
    • Prior to anyone occupying any part of a building

To book an inspection, contact the Development Technician at 250-352-8260, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon. One business day notice is required for most building inspections.