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Ontario Building Code Updates 

SB-12 News Update

December 31, 2016:

All residential building permit applications submitted after December 31, 2016 need to follow the new energy guidelines identified in Chapter 3 of Supplementary Standard SB-12 “Energy Efficiency for Housing” as amended on July 7, 2016.

The following link is to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website for the latest updates to Supplementary Standard SB-12 “Energy Efficiency for Housing”:

Updated Code from Ministry of Housing

Updated Energy Efficiency Designer Summary Designer Sheet:

Coming Soon

Important Notice:

Due to the upcoming changes to the SB-12 guidelines, all residential building permit applications submitted prior to January 1, 2017 must comply with the items identified below; otherwise they will be deemed incomplete and rejected.

Building permits must be paid for and issued prior to April 1, 2017.

Incomplete building permit applications will not be accepted. All applications must include the following as a minimum:

  • Complete drawing set
  • All applicable forms
  • Engineering provided on any structure outside of Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code, and the Ontario Building Code
  • Grading plans

Applicants submitting more than five (5) building permit applications must provide a priority list for review. Any cause for re-submission of drawings after December 31, 2016 will be considered a new application and must therefore follow the amended SB-12 guidelines.

Building Department
350 City Hall Square West, 4th Floor
P. O. Box 1607
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 6S1
For detailed inquires, call 519-255-6267