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Preparing for your inspection

Preparing for your inspections

Learn more about what you can do to get ready for your inspections.

Preparing for your inspections


Why do you need an inspection?

Inspections are part of the approval process and are included in the permit price. Your permit is not complete until your work has passed all required inspections.

Inspectors verify that your completed work meets safety or approval standards, and they can assist if you encounter problems with your project. Having permits approved and completed allows future buyers to verify that The City inspected your work. Remember, any work completed on your home is ultimately the owner’s responsibility. Create a written contract to set clear expectations when working with a contractor. This is a good way to safeguard your investment. For more tips, visit hiring a contractor.

Please note that City inspections are different from third-party home inspections. We ensure that the minimum safety standards of construction and installation are met. For information regarding third-party home inspections, visit buying and selling your home.

Before you book your inspection

Before you can book your building, electrical and plumbing inspections, you need to complete the following steps:

Step 1

Register for myID account to access city services.

Step 2

Apply for your permit via online services application form.

Step 3

Wait until you receive a confirmation email that your permit has been issued.

Step 4

Book and manage your inspections online using your myID or VISTA account using the online Inspections Booking System. You can find your permit using your Job Access Code (JAC). 

  • Prepare for Your Inspection

    Once you’ve booked your inspection, prepare by completing all the inspection requirements for your inspection type.

  • Support

    If you have any questions regarding booking an inspection, please contact the Inspections Call Centre at 403-268-5311. They are available from 7 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday to Friday.


This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​