Parkland County is committed to making the community a safer place to live, work and play. Our safety codes officers provide a variety of inspections, alongside other levels of government and agencies, to ensure that safety, integrity and maintenance standards are met.

Inspections may be needed at various stages of your project. View When to Book Residential Inspections for a general overview of when inspections are required.

If you have any questions about the inspections process, please contact us by email at inspections@parklandcounty.com or by phone at 780-968-8472.

Book an inspection

Use our online portal, PLANit Parkland, to book an inspection for your building, electrical, gas, plumbing or private sewage permit.

If a safety codes officer is unable to perform the inspection due to access issues, incomplete work, unsafe conditions or inability to locate the site, a re-inspection fee will apply.

How to link permit issued prior to the PLANit portal

Once you have an account set up with PLANit Parkland, please contact us by email at inspections@parklandcounty.com or by phone at 780-968-8472 so that we can assist you link your account to all of your existing permits. After these are linked, you can book inspections online through PLANit Parkland.

How to schedule inspection in PLANit portal
  1. Sign in to PLANit Parkland.
  2. Select “My Items” from the menu.
  3. Select “Safety Codes Permits' to expand it.
  4. Look for permits that have an “Issued” status.
  5. Select “Request Inspection” next to the issued permits.
  6. Select the inspections you wish to book.
  7. Ensure you add a site contact, phone number and any other important details (gate code, dog on site, etc.) in the “Notes” section.
  8. Select a day for your inspection for any building and trades permits.

Once your booking is confirmed and scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email from Parkland County staff.

Experiencing difficulties?

If you are experiencing difficulties setting up your account or booking inspections, please contact us at 780-968-8472 or inspections@parklandcounty.com.

Preparing your site for inspection

Please ensure your site is ready and safe for you and our inspection staff. 

Inspections in Occupied Homes

To prepare for an inspection in an occupied home:

  • Make sure you have a valid permit for the work and the work is complete
  • An individual over the age of 18 must be present for the inspection
  • All pets must be secured or contained
  • Access to the home, such as driveways and sidewalks, must be clear and unobstructed
  • The property address must be visible
  • Full access must be arranged prior to visit (e.g. gates, locks, security systems)
Inspections - All Others

To prepare for all other inspections, make sure you’ve read the requirements below and follow applicable Occupational Health & Safety Regulations:


Housekeeping
  • Keep the worksite clean and remove construction debris, materials or equipment that could cause trips or falls
  • Access locations must be clear and unobstructed

Portable Ladders
  • Secured (tied off, safety feet, cleats, etc.) and placed on a stable and level base
  • Side rails must extend at least 1 metre above the surface
  • Slope of 1:4 when against a wall (1 out and 4 up)
  • Sufficient to hold 300lbs

Temporary Ramps
  • Strong enough to support workers
  • At least 600 millimetres wide
  • Toe boards and guard rails installed (see OH&S Regulations for when required)
  • Properly secured
  • Sufficient traction
Temporary Stairways
  • Width of the treads and height of the rise are uniform
  • Treads are level
  • Handrails installed (see OH&S Regulations for when required)
  • At least 600 millimetres wide
Openings
  • Floor openings have appropriate guardrails (i.e. second story open to below)

Fire inspections

Learn more information about our Fire Inspection Program, including:

  • How to schedule a fire inspection
  • Your responsibilities as an owner or occupant
  • Fire inspection checklist
  • Fire safety plan template and when you need a plan