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Commercial Inspection Requirements

For Commercial and Multi Family Projects, we have a Final Document Checklist outlining documents to be submitted for final building approval. Requirements may vary based on individual circumstances. Approved permits and plans are required on site for all inspections.

All Plumbing and Electrical permits are required to have final approval prior to Building final approval.

The following information will be required to schedule inspections:

Building permit number
Inspection type (ex. framing)
Phone number

Building inspection requests made without the proper information cannot be processed. See Building Inspections for more information on scheduling.

Group Inspections

In many cases a Group Inspection will be required at the Final Inspection. For townhouse projects a group inspection is required for the first building in each phase, and at the end of the project. If you are not sure if a group inspection is required please consult your building area inspector.

Group inspections consist of a representative from Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Fire, and Fraser Health (if applicable). The final documents and checklist are required to be submitted to the Building Inspections section two business days (12:00 pm) prior to the scheduled inspection. Inspections are scheduled for 1:15 pm and require the Architect and Sprinkler Engineer (if applicable) to attend the inspection.

Please contact Building Inspections at 604-591-4231 and press “0” to speak to a staff member to arrange a date for a Group Inspection. Receipt of the final documentation at City Hall does not result in an automatic booking of the inspection.

Final Documentation should be forwarded to:

Building Inspections Clerk
2nd Floor West, Planning & Development
13450 – 104 Ave
Surrey, BC V3T 1V8

If documents are sent to the wrong department or floor this will cause a delay in processing the paperwork for the inspection and could result in a delay of the group inspection.

For inquiries relating to the issuance of a commercial permit or revision please contact your commercial plan checker directly or find more information on Commercial Building Permits.