Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Under the Ontario Building Code, the person who is issued a permit is required to provide notification to the Building Standards department when various stages of construction are ready to be inspected. Several inspections are required.

Preliminary meetings: These may be requested by the permit holder or, in some cases, may be required by the building inspector. Preliminary meetings provide an opportunity to discuss the project prior to the start of construction. These meetings can be scheduled with the Building Standards department.


Not all stages of inspection will apply to every project. Please call the Building Standards department to clarify which stages of construction require inspections.


These inspection categories apply to small, large and complex buildings.


HVAC rough-in: An inspection is required after all ductwork and equipment has been installed, and prior to being covered.


HVAC final: All systems are operational, and, where required, an air-balancing report by an engineer has been provided.


Read more about how to schedule an inspection for a construction project.