All homes with a basement apartment (accessory apartment) need to be registered with the City of Pickering Fire Services Department. 

How do I Apply?

Fill out the registration application. Completed application forms may be submitted online, or at one of the City facilities noted below:

Building Services
Pickering City Hall
One The Esplanade
Pickering, ON L1V 6K7
 
Fire Services Headquarters
Fire Station #5
1616 Bayly Street
Pickering, ON L1W 3N2
(Payment by cheque only at this location)

A one-time registration fee of $500 is required at the time of application. The payment can be made in person with your application, or online through pickering.ca/eStore (please retain the eStore receipt as proof of payment).

Why Register?

  • registration is mandatory under By-law 7579/17
  • it allows City staff to inspect the accessory apartment and confirm that it is safe for a tenant to occupy
  • knowledge of where two-unit houses exist will assist the City in providing emergency response and community services
  • it provides the property owner with a registration certificate, officially recognizing the property as a legal two-dwelling unit property, this will assist in future real estate transactions

Resources

Please see our information pamphlet for more information on registering.