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Basement Apartments/Two-Unit Houses


All homes with a basement apartment need to register with the City of Pickering Fire Services Division. Registration applications can be downloaded or are available at Pickering Fire Services, 1616 Bayly Street, Pickering, ON.

Why Register?

It is now the law under By- law 6399/04.The registration fee is $500.00.

  • registration provides for an inspection to confirm that the accessory apartment is safe for a tenant to occupy
  • it provides a property owner with a registration certificate, officially recognizing the property as a legal two-unit house, this will assist in future real estate transactions
  • knowledge of where two-unit houses exist will assist the City in providing emergency response and community services


Please see our information pamphlet for more information on registering your two-unit house.