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Planning, Property & Development

Commercial Electrical Inspections

Commercial electrical inspectors conduct inspections of all wiring, electrical equipment, fixtures, and all associated systems related to electrical power sources.

Prior to any new construction, demolition, addition or alteration to any part of an electrical system, it is important to ensure that a permit has been obtained prior to starting any work.

City inspectors review the following types of electrical installations:

  • new installations, alterations and additions of electrical services, wiring and equipment
  • fire alarm installations
  • pools, spas, saunas, hot tubs
  • transformers
  • outdoor lighting and parking lot receptacles
  • temporary and special events services
  • emergency services reconnections
  • renewable energy systems
  • low voltage installations
    • CCTV
    • security alarm systems
    • communication cabling
  • new, additions/alterations to electrical components of mechanical systems:
    • heating systems
    • cooling systems
    • venting systems
    • cooking exhaust systems
    • spray Painting systems
    • dust Collection systems
  • new, additions/alterations to electrical components of fire protection systems:
    • sprinkler systems
    • standpipe systems
    • fire-pumps
    • fire stopping systems
    • chemical extinguishing systems
    • smoke control systems

Note: The above list is not inclusive, nor is it intended to exclude any other type of construction and/or installation of equipment. An inspection is required before any electrical construction or portion thereof is concealed and at final completion.

Mandatory Inspection Stages

Each electrical contractor must request an inspection at completion of each of the following stages when applicable to the project:

  • electrical service connections
  • underground
  • rough in
  • electrical final

Multiple progress inspections may be required at each mandatory inspection stage based on the size and progress of the project.

Note: Progress inspections are mandatory prior to requesting occupancy.

For after-hours electrical emergencies please contact 311.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Electrical Information Centre
Provides electrical information, including brochures, by-laws, and forms.

Last update: October 13, 2023

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