Regulation - LGIC

Regulatory proposal under the Building Code Act, 1992

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg. 332/12
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Building Code Act, 1992
Summary of Proposal:
Summary of Proposal:
Amendments are being proposed to the Building Code (O. Reg. 332/12) to clarify building officials' ability to use remote inspection methods and to update the Building Code requirements to facilitate the construction of "tiny homes".

Remote Inspections
The proposed amendment to the Building Code would clarify that building inspectors can inspect the construction of buildings through remote inspection methods as an alternative to physically attending the construction site.

The proposal would amend Article of Division C of the Building Code.

Tiny Homes
The proposed amendment would clarify and provide requirements for a municipal building official to conduct off-site inspections of tiny homes.

The proposed amendment would include provisions identifying which building department is responsible for undertaking permit review and inspections for "tiny homes" in those situations where the construction and final location of the building are in different municipalities.

The proposal would amend Division C of the Building Code.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
All ministries are subject to requirements set out in the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020 (MOPBA), which came into force on January 1, 2021. As part of its obligations under the MOPBA, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing will conduct a Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) of these proposed amendments. A regulatory impact assessment is a process of identifying and assessing the incremental benefits and costs of regulations and non-regulatory alternatives.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
September 8, 2021
Comments Due Date:
October 23, 2021
Contact Address:
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Building and Development Branch
777 Bay Street
16th Floor
Toronto Ontario
M7A 2J3