Permit Inspections

Permits are required to ensure all construction that occurs within the City meets the minimum standards for life and health safety as prescribed in the BC Building Code, the Safety Standards Act, the BC Electrical Code and the Gas Code. If you are proposing any new construction on the property or within an existing building on the property, you may need a permit. 

Inspections carried out by Building Inspectors, Electrical Inspectors and Gas / Plumbing Inspectors are required during various phases of a project. It is up to the permit holder to arrange for inspections via the inspection request line. Please note that inspections cannot be booked via email.

Required Information

All inspection requests submitted by phone, online or in-person must provide the following information:

  • Correct permit number for each type of permit (i.e., building, electrical, gas, sprinkler and plumbing)
  • Type of inspection requested
  • Correct street address of the property to be inspected, for each type of permit

Permit Conditions

Every permit requires:

  • Construction to start within six months from the date of issuance
  • Construction must be discontinued or suspended for more than six months
  • The permit is no longer valid if the first two conditions above are violated
  • The exterior of the building must be completed within six months of the date of commencing construction
  • An occupancy permit prior to moving people or contents into the building
  • If all Inspectors approve provisional occupancy, a provisional occupancy permit may be issued for a limited period. Permit fees and security are required for this
  • Occupancy of a building without first obtaining an occupancy or provisional occupancy permit may result in penalties as stated in the Maple Ridge Building Bylaw
  • For any inspections to be conducted, the permit package, all prior inspection slips and engineering reports must be on site for all inspections including plumbing, gas, sprinkler, electrical and building
  • For renovations or additions or where contents have been installed in a dwelling, a person of the age of majority must be present while inspections are being conducted
  • All pets must be secured prior to Inspectors attending site
  • The permit card must be posted as soon as construction commences. This card must be posted must be protected from weather and clearly visible from the street at all times