Building Bulletins & Notices

In this section, learn more about Ontario Building Code updates, Building Bulletins of the Building Services, and other notices.

Notice to obtain a Zoning Certificate

Effective January 1, 2022, a Zoning Certificate is required before you apply for a building permit for a residential project. Learn more about the Zoning Certificate process.

Notice of Interim Control By-law 

The Chief Building Official may not be able to issue a building permit for your proposed project until the Interim Control By-law has been lifted or an exemption approved by Council. Please visit the Development Pause (ICBL) section of our website for more information.

Notice of Updates to Application & Inspection Processes for New Home


Notice of Building Code Changes

February 28, 2023: Building permits are required for demountable stages and associated sound and lighting equipment towers. Additional information can be found here:

Effective January 1, 2022: Changes to the Building Code related to stairs, guards, and handrails.