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Developing or renovating your basement

The basement development guidelinE (PDF) outlines what you need in order to apply for your permit, as well as the basic HVAC, electrical, plumbing and gas information.

Inspections are required prior to insulation or drywall being hung, once all rough-ins including framing, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and gas are complete. Electrical final inspections are mandatory. Depending on the scope of work and at the discretion of the Inspector, final inspections may also be required for building, plumbing and gas.

Apply for your permit

Your application will be submitted to and reviewed by our Building Inspections department.

The cost of the required permits is set out in the USER FEES AND CHARGES BYLAW B41/2023.

Apply for an accessory permit

Request an inspection

All work completed under a permit must be inspected. 

When should an inspection be booked?

First inspections are required prior to covering or concealing the work. Framing, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and gas inspections are required same day.

Final inspections for electrical are mandatory and a final inspection for building, HVAC, plumbing and gas may also be required depending on scope of work and at the discretion of the Inspectors.

Book your inspection