Building & Plumbing Inspections

Inspections are necessary to help homeowners or builders construct a building that meets current structural, health, security and fire protection safety standards. City inspectors have a wealth of knowledge on City bylaws and codes related to building, and their involvement in a project helps promote conformance to safety and health requirements. Communicating with your inspector in advance reduces the chances of problems arising during a field inspection.

Depending on what you’re building, inspections may be needed for:

  • Bathtubs, showers, traps
  • Drain tile and damp proofing
  • Final building inspections
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Forms and excavation inspection
  • Frame, chimney and duct inspection
  • Insulation inspection
  • Plumbing
  • Slab poly inspection
  • Storm, sanitary and water services

Book a Building or Plumbing Inspection

Book an Inspection through the Inspections system, available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Please schedule the Inspection before 4:15 p.m. the day prior to the day of the Inspection. Please enter morning or afternoon inspection requests in the comments and instructions field through the Inspections system. These morning or afternoon times cannot be guaranteed, however staff will make every effort to satisfy these requests.  A delay in the inspection date or requested time may occur on days when higher volume inspections are scheduled or due to unforeseen circumstances.

For electrical and gas inspections, please refer to Technical Safety BC.

Additional Information

Please contact Inspectors at City Hall between 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday to answer questions or requests for information. For detailed information on the Inspection process, please refer to A Guide to Residential Building Inspections.

Many Coquitlam services are still available online or by phone. For updates on the City’s response, including affected facilities and services, visit the Covid-19 page.