Special Inspection Permit

A building permit may be issued for a Special Inspection when a property owner requires general information concerning the status of a building for specific uses. The information will not be a building code analysis of the building for proposed uses of the building.

Note: City Building Inspectors are not private home inspectors. We do not inspect your home in preparation for selling your home. Please contact a private house inspector in such cases.

What is required for the permit?

To apply for a Special Permit, apply in person at our office:

  • Service and Resource Centre, 411 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo BC

and bring the following, completed forms:

Important!

A property owner needs to consider the repercussions of requesting a Special Inspection from the Building Inspector before initiating the process. Once the Building Inspector has been in a building, any unsafe conditions that are noticed will be required to be corrected within a short timeframe (usually 30 days). In commercial buildings, the unsafe conditions are usually undertaken by the Nanaimo Fire Department through a Fire Upgrade Order.

Contact Us

Building Inspections Section 250-755-4429
building.inspections@nanaimo.ca

Last updated: November 9, 2018

Help us improve our website

Don't include private or financial information in this form.

Collection and use of your personal information
Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA.  Personal information will only be used by authorized staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected, or for a use consistent with that purpose. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at (250) 755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca.
Privacy Policy