Inspections

Inspection bulletin

Inspection Services During COVID-19 Pandemic (updated November 09, 2020)

To keep the community safe and to help slow down the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of White Rock has temporarily closed City Hall to the public and will be offering services by phone, email and online. 

To book an inspection please call 604-541-2135.

Building Inspections

The City of White Rock’s Building Officials conduct inspections daily for Building permits. For typical building permits for a single family dwelling the following inspections are considered to be mandatory: 

  • Footing/Foundation Forms Inspection
  • Installation of Drainage/Prior to Backfill (drain tile, rainwater leaders, damp-proofing, storm & sanitary sewer outfalls, storm sump, water service)
  • Underslab poly inspection
  • Building Height Check / Angle of Containment
  • Exterior Framing/Sheathing (windows & deck membranes must be installed)
  • Framing
  • Insulation/Vapour Barrier
  • Building / Occupancy Final  

If you are a permit holder and are looking to book an inspection, please call the 24-hour Inspection Line at 604-541-2135. When you call you will need to provide the following: 

  • Address of the site;
  • Permit number;
  • A site contact name and telephone number; and
  • The type of inspection requested (i.e. framing, DWV rough-in). 

All inspection requests will be booked for the next business. Staff cannot provide specific inspection times nor guarantee a time. Inspections occur each business day between 9:30am and 3:30pm. 

Plumbing and Sprinkler Inspections

The City of White Rock’s Building Officials conduct inspections daily for plumbing and sprinkler permits. For typical plumbing and sprinkler permits for a single family dwelling the following inspections are considered to be mandatory and systems are expected to be hydraulically tested in accordance with provisions in the BC Plumbing Code and the applicable NFPA standards.: 

  • Underground plumbing rough-in;
  • Plumbing drainage, waste, and venting (DWV) rough-in;
  • Plumbing water distribution system (water lines) rough-in;
  • Fire sprinkler rough-in (flow verification report required);
  • Final plumbing; and
  • Final Sprinkler. 

If you are a permit holder and are looking to book an inspection, please call the 24-hour Inspection Line at 604-541-2135. When you call you will need to provide the following: 

  • Address of the site;
  • Permit number;
  • A site contact name and telephone number; and
  • The type of inspection requested (i.e. framing, DWV rough-in). 

All inspection requests will be booked for the next business. Staff cannot provide specific inspection times nor guarantee a time. Inspections occur each business day between 9:30am and 3:30pm.

Gas & Electrical Inspections

Electrical Permits and Inspections and Gas Permits and Inspections are provided by the BC Safety Authority. They can be contacted at 866-566-7233. Their hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.