The City of White Rock’s Building Officials conduct inspections each business day between 9:30am and 3:30pm. Plumbing permit inspections are mandatory with issued permits and will inspect work accordance with provisions in the BC Plumbing Code.
- Underground plumbing rough-in;
- Plumbing drainage, waste, and venting (DWV) rough-in;
- Plumbing water distribution system (water lines) rough-in;
- Fire stop inspection for penetrations within fire separations prior to covering any work as applicable
- Final plumbing
If installing a backflow prevention device, you will be required to submit a Backflow Prevention Test Report prior to final plumbing inspection. See the City’s Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention page for more information.
If you are the 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
- The type of inspection requested
All inspection requests received prior to 3:30pm will be booked for the next business day. Staff cannot provide specific inspection times nor guarantee a time. Inspections occur each business day between 9:30am and 3:30pm.
*Note* If your building is of the age where there is a likelihood that asbestos containing building materials were used, you may be required to produce a copy of your Hazardous Materials Report (complete with lab testing) prior to a site inspection.
Asbestos / Hazardous Materials awareness
Found in more than 3,000 pre-1990s building materials, asbestos can be hiding in plain sight. Breathing in asbestos fibers can cause serious health problems, lung diseases and cancer.
When asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are disturbed, intentionally or unintentionally, asbestos can be released into the air; and exposure to harmful airborne asbestos can cause serious health risk for anyone working or living on your property.
In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, and WorkSafeBC’s Safe Work Practice, For more information on how hazardous materials are managed, and what is required for identifying and abating ACM, Work Safe BC can be referenced for the relevant information.
If requested by the Building Official, the property owner may be required to produce the appropriate documentation to ensure the site is safe to enter. The Building Official has the right to refuse any inspection request if they determine the site to be of an era that may contain hazardous materials.