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

Are you creating a secondary suite for your home? 

Learn more about whether a special inspection is required

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

Steps to getting a special inspection

Contact the Development and Building Services Centre

Contact us online

The Development and Building Centre is open for in-person scheduled appointments or payments. 

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