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Building Inspections

You must have met all residential building inspection requirements or commercial building inspection requirements before scheduling an inspection.

You can schedule your inspections online and get updates on your request using the online Inspection Request. To use the system, visit the 2nd floor service counter at Surrey City Hall to get registered to use the convenient online system.

Book a building inspection

Inspections for Single Family Dwellings

To make a Frame Inspection request, you must first have the prior inspections:

  • Approval of Rough Plumbing Inspection(s)
  • Approval of Electrical Rough Wiring Inspection(s) including low voltage permits

To make a Final Plumbing Inspection request, you must first have the prior inspections:

  • Approval of Building Insulation Inspection

To make a Final Building Inspection request, you must first have the prior inspections:

  • Approval of Final Plumbing Inspection(s)
  • Approval of Final Electrical Inspection(s) including low voltage permits
  • Approval from the Engineering Department

Inspection requests not following these procedures for Single Family Dwellings cannot be scheduled. Plumbing and Electrical inspection approvals must be granted no later than the day before the requested Building inspection (they may not be scheduled for the same day). Inspections scheduled without the proper requirements will be cancelled without notification.

Unauthorized/Unsafe Construction and Secondary Suites

To report unauthorized construction in your neighbourhood call 604-591-4231 and press "5" or email For complaints regarding existing secondary suites in a home, or construction noise outside designated construction hours, please contact Bylaw & Licensing Services at 604-591-4370. Please refer to the Bylaw Library for authorized construction hours (See Community, 7044 Noise Control - Section C). For concerns regarding site safety issues, such as fencing, or possible asbestos removal please contact WorkSafe BC.

Community Care Facilities (Daycares) Inspections

An application review and inspections are required to be completed by the Building, Electrical, and Fire Departments within the City of Surrey in order to operate a child (daycare), or adult, care facility. See Community Care Facilities License Inspection Request for more information on the process of opening a Community Care Facility.

Business Licensing Inspections

The Business License Inspection Process involves inspections by the Building, Plumbing, and Electrical sections within the Planning & Development Department. Inspections are performed after an application is made with the Business Licensing section.

Inspection Area Map

The Inspection Area Map outlines who to contact in each area for these inspections. Please note effective June 1, 2017 the area borders will change. Please refer to the Building & Construction Bulletin Board for updates.

Inspection Area Building Plumbing Electrical
Area 1 Cory Peterson
Tim Sander
Todd Carroll
Area 2 Devon Bolton
David Banziger
Amit Dayal
Area 3 Jagdeep Gill
Jurgen Krueger
Tyler Perkins
Area 4 Kevin Aney
Robert Trotman
Aaron Bennest
Area 5 Clayton Welch
Matt Christiansen
Mark Stevens
Area 6 Dave Peters
Rod Danylchuk
Greg Lavia
Area 7 Kyle May
Ivan Buljevic
Kris Sorenson
Not Assigned Jon Milloy
James Bordignon
Brian Kolberg
Not Assigned Harprit Grewal

Not Assigned Bob Pritchard
Not Assigned Lee Macleod


Scheduling Inspections

To make a request for a building inspection please call 604-591-4231 or, if you have been assigned a login by the front counter, use our online request form or mobile app. For more information on registering for the online service please visit the building front counter at City Hall (2nd floor West). If you have been assigned a login to use the app and require technical assistance please email

Inspections are automatically scheduled for the following business day if booked before 3pm. Due to high call volume, any inspections not completed on the scheduled day will be scheduled for the following business day.

To cancel an inspection call 604-591-4231 before 9:00 am on the day of your inspection. Work that is not ready for a scheduled inspection may be subject to a re-inspection fee.

Daily Inspection Schedule

The proposed daily inspection schedule is available through our schedule line by calling 604-591-4650 on the day of your inspection, after 9:30 am. You will require the area number (located on the top right-hand corner of your permit) and the address when you call the schedule line. If you do not hear your address on the schedule please call the building inspections section at 604-591-4231. Please note exact times are not available.

On June 1, 2017 the boundaries for building inspections will change and may not be reflected on the permit you were originally issued. Please see the Inspection Area Map to verify your inspection area after June 1, 2017.

Book your building inspection