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Residential Building Inspections

Make sure you have met your residential inspection requirements before scheduling a building inspection.

Once you've met the requirements, schedule your building inspections online and get updates using the Online Inspection Request. To get started, you will first need to visit the 2nd floor service counter at Surrey City Hall to get registered to use the online system.

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Single-family dwelling inspection requirements

Inspection order for single-family dwelling building permits

  1. Demolition (if applicable)
  2. Footings (when poured separate from foundation)
  3. Foundation
  4. Sheathing (if applicable)
  5. Framing
  6. Insulation
  7. Final

Paperwork required for each inspection

  • Demolition:
    • Arborist Report must be received and accepted by the trees & landscaping section
  • Footing Inspection (where required)
  • Foundation:
    • Survey Certificate
    • Geotechnical field review
    • Structural field review
  • Framing
    • Rough electrical approvals
    • Rough plumbing approvals
    • Truss Specs
    • Mechanical Ventilation Checklist
    • Engineer’s field review
  • Insulation
  • Final
    • Final electrical approvals
    • Final plumbing approvals
    • C-B Letter from the Engineer

Additional single-family dwelling requirements

Plumbing rough in approvals and electrical rough in approvals (including low voltage) are required before requesting a framing inspection.

Plumbing final approvals and Electrical final approvals (including low voltage) are required to be approved prior to requesting a final building inspection.

Requirements may vary based on individual circumstances. Approved permits and plans are required on site for all inspections.

The following information will be required to schedule inspections:

  • Building permit number
  • Inspection type (ex. framing)
  • Address
  • Name
  • Phone number

Building inspection requests made without the proper information, or plumbing and electrical approvals, cannot be processed.

Scheduling a single-family dwelling inspection

Book an inspection request online, or call 604-591-4231.

To quickly and conveniently book an inspection online, visit the Customer Service Counter at Surrey City Hall on 2nd floor west to register and receive your login. You can use this log in for all future inspection requests in the online system.

See the Inspection Area Map.

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