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Requesting an Inspection

All work shall be left uncovered until inspected and all work is approved by a Safety Codes Officer. If any such work, or any portion thereof, has been covered up before being inspected, the work shall be uncovered by the owner or contractor executing such work and left uncovered until such inspection may be completed.

All work shall be left uncovered for inspection until the same has been inspected and all work approved by a Safety Codes Officer. If any such work, or any portion thereof, has been covered up before being inspected, the work shall be uncovered by the owner or contractor executing such work and left uncovered until such inspection may be completed.

How do I request a Safety Codes Inspection?

To request a Safety Codes Inspection contact 780-743-7813. To request an inspection by email, contact inspections@woodbuffalo.ab.ca. This request will be confirmed by a clerk. To make a request in person, please go to 309 Powder Drive to the Reception/ Safety Codes Services counter.

How far in advance do I have to call for an inspection?

Inspections requests must be submitted a minimum of 2 business days prior to the date the inspection is required.

How do I prepare my site for an inspection?

Inspection requests are an all-day appointment and safe access must be provided to ensure the inspector can complete the inspection. If the inspection is unable to be completed due to unsafe access, no entry or the inability to locate the property, then a re-inspection fee of $175 will be charged.

What information do I need in order to request an inspection?

When requesting an inspection, the following information must be provided:

  • Permit number
  • Location (address or long legal with directions)
  • Contact name and number

The site address must be clearly visible. This is to ensure the correct project is inspected and to identify the site if emergency services are required to attend an emergency.

Depending on the permit type and scope of the work, various inspections must be completed to ensure work is being completed as per the approved drawings and applicable Code. These include:

Building Permit

New construction of a single family dwelling:

  • Foundation, framing, HVAC, insulation and vapour barrier and final

Uncovered and covered decks:

  • Foundation (if covered on deck) and final

Basement development:

  • Framing and final

Detached garage:

  • Small garages: Framing or final (small garages)
  • Large garages: Framing and final (possibly foundation, SCO will determine)

Electrical Permit

Most electrical permits require both a rough-in and final inspection. If you have any questions, please contact Safety Code Services.

Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation and Gas Permits

Most mechanical permits require both a Rough-in and Final inspection. If you have any questions, please contact Safety Code Services.

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