Amendments to the Building Code (O. Reg. 332/12) - O. Reg. 209/20

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 209/20
Instrument Type:
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.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
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.
Contact Address:
Greg Zimmer
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Municipal Services Division
Building and Development Branch
777 Bay Street
16th Floor
Toronto Ontario
M7A 2J3
Effective Date:
May 11, 2020