Amendments to the Building Code (O. Reg. 332/12) - O. Reg. 209/20
O. Reg. 209/20
Bill or Act:
Building Code Act, 1992
Summary of Decision:
Ontario's Building Code, O. Reg. 332/12 was amended by O. Reg. 209/20, which was filed May 11, 2020.
The Building Code and the amending regulations can be found at the hyperlinks provided below.
Summary of Proposal:
Ontario's Building Code, O. Reg. 332/12, was amended by O. Reg. 209/20. The amendment requires municipal building officials to continue to review building permit applications and conduct construction inspections even if municipal building department offices are closed to the public for in-person services due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The amendment also clarifies requirements regarding the issuance of conditional permits for what is considered to be non-essential construction under the Emergency Order (O. Reg. 82/20).
These changes were made to clarify that timeframes for conducting reviews and inspections are applicable to avoid a backlog of applications and delays in the delivery of municipal building services.
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Municipal Services Division
Building and Development Branch
777 Bay Street
May 11, 2020