Regulation - Minister

Proposed amendments to freeze all Building Code fees

Regulation Number(s):
O. Reg 332/12
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Building Code Act, 1992
Summary of Proposal:
This notice provides an update on proposed regulatory changes to the Building Code, in respect of building code fees.

The amendments will freeze all Building Code fees at the levels set out in the Building Code as of January 1, 2023. These changes would impact the following Building Code fees:

-Application and renewal for Building Official registration
-Application, renewal and updating Designer Firm registration
-Application, renewal and updating Other Designer registration
-Application, renewal and updating Registered Code Agency registration
-Application and renewal for Onsite Sewage System registration
-Application to the Building Code Commission
-Application for Rulings by the Minister
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
Costs: There are no new administrative costs for regulated entities resulting from this proposal.

Benefits: The freezing of Building Code fees at their January 1, 2023 levels will result in indirect cost savings to the building sector (e.g., Commissions or Minister's Ruling fees when applying) as well as direct cost savings for building practitioners (e.g., Building Officials, designers, onsite sewage installers) seeking to be qualified and registered with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. In total, the building sector will experience $37,344 in cost savings each year which is expected to support housing affordability.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
April 6, 2023
Comments Due Date:
May 21, 2023
Contact Address:
Building and Development Branch,
Planning and Growth Division,
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing