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.
Effective January 1, 2022 changes to the Building Code related to stairs, guards and handrails.
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.
Building bulletins and advisories are issued to clarify and explain the interpretation and application of technical and administrative requirements of the Building Code, related standards, by-laws and processes.
|BD.BB.18.01||Reliance on Design Professionals|
|BD.BB.18.02||Prescribed Inspections & Consultant Reports|
|BD.BB.18.03||Refusal of Building Inspection Services|
|BD.BB.18.04||Public Disclosure of Building Records & Permit Drawings|
|BD.BB.18.05||Investigating Construction Without a Permit|
|BD.BB.18.06||Conditional Building Permits - Revoked March 24, 2021|
|BD.BB.18.07||Heritage Buildings & OBC Compliance|
|BD.BB.18.08||Retaining Walls: Designated Structures|
|BD.BB.18.09||Commercial Cooking Systems|
|BD.BB.18.10||Verification of Fire Alarm Systems|
|BD.BB.19.13||Start of Construction|
|BD.BB.19.14||Engineered Truss Drawings|
|BD.BB.19.15||Bed & Breakfast: Criteria for Change of Use Permit|
|Fencing of Construction & Demolition Sites||2019-07-03|
|BD.BB.20.17||Remote Video Inspection Program||2020-04-07|
|BD.BB.21.18||ICBL & Building Permits - Revoked December 16, 2021||2021-04-26|
|BD.BB.21.19||Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas||2021-05-31|
|BD.BB.21.20||Occupant Load for AGCO Licensed Premises||2021-06-01|
|BD.BB.21.21||Required Backwater Valves||2021-06-02|
|BD.BB.21.22||Ventilation Requirements for Roofs||2021-08-06|
|BD.BB.21.23||Inspection of Existing Buildings||2021-08-06|
Ontario Building Code Updates
Click here to learn more about updates to the Ontario Building Code
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has launched a public consultation on proposed changes for the next edition of Ontario’s Building Code.
January 1, 2022
Amendments related to stairs, guards and handrails.