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Get a special inspection

A special inspection is an inspection of all systems and structures (in all or in part) of an existing building to:

  • Assess general code compliance
  • Identify upgrading requirements, including any permits needed for the work

When you need a special inspection

A special inspection may be required or recommended by City staff depending on the details of your project. Common scenarios that may require a special inspection:

  • An existing occupancy classification is changing to allow for a new business or tenant
  • Significant work has occurred without permits
  • A building has been damaged by fire
  • To determine upgrading requirements for a child daycare or community care space

Are you creating a secondary suite for your home?  Learn more about whether a special inspection is required

Steps to getting a special inspection

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre

Phone: 604-873-7611

Location and mailing address
Development and Building Services Centre
515 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4A8

Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday
8:30am-4pm

See when your queue number is called

Transit nearby

  • Broadway-City Hall SkyTrain Station
  • 99 B-line, #15, and #9 buses

Free 2-hour parking
West 10th Ave parking lot, 
between Cambie and Yukon