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Important Notices To Building Permit Applicants and Designers

If you are not a licensed architect or professional engineer you may be required to:

Municipalities are not permitted to issue permits applied for after January 1, 2006, unless affected building designers meet these requirements.

Effective January 1, 2015

A number of 2012 Ontario Building Code amendments will come into force, including:
  • Ontario Regulation 360/13 - for changes to registration fees and application fees to the Building Code Commission and for Minister's Ruling requests
  • Ontario Regulation 361/13 - for Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS) design provisions
  • Ontario Regulation 368/13 - for accessibility enhancements
  • Ontario Regulation 191/14 - for mid-rise wood framed buildings (up to six storeys), and other miscellaneous barrier-free accessibility and Part 3 changes
Visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website for more information.

Effective January 1, 2014

  • The new 2012 Building Code will come into force, and supersedes the 2006 Ontario Building Code. Click on the following link for more information.

          2012 Building Code

  • Please be advised that there will be new Snow Load requirements that may impact your permit submission. Follow the link provided for additional information. Questions may be directed to a Building Services representative at 905.420.4631.

    Snow Load Zone Letter

    Snow Load Zone Map

Effective January 1, 2013

  • If you work in construction or are the owner of a construction business, please check the following link containing information regarding Bill 119. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has changed the rules for those who must have WSIB coverage.  Visit www.BeRegisteredBeReady.ca for details.

Effective July 1, 2012