Whitehorse City Council

Building Inspections

Inspections are an integral part of the permit process. With new homes, for example, a Building Surveyor will inspect your property:

  • Prior to the placement of footings
  • When the frame is up
  • Other times deemed necessary
  • When your building is ready to be occupied

It is vital that you ensure that your builder arranges for these inspections to occur. If they have not taken place, you may not be authorised to occupy your building once the work is completed.

Sometimes your building surveyor will issue instructions to your builder as a result of one of these inspections. Any direction from your building surveyor should be in writing and your builder must follow that advice. You should request a written report following each inspection.

If you are an owner-builder, you will need to contact your building surveyor and organise these inspections yourself.