Ontario to hold public consultation Oct. 4 on proposed revisions to Building Code services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2019

Bay of Quinte – Ontario is modernizing services related to the Building Code to help speed up the construction of new housing and building projects, while maintaining the same high standards for public safety. New and enhanced services could include:

 

  • Developing digital tools to support municipal e-permitting and make the Building Code easier to use and understand
  • Providing supports to help municipal governments increase the number of building inspectors in Ontario
  • Providing supports to small, rural and northern municipalities to help them deliver local building services
  • Introducing continuing professional development to make sure registered building code professionals remain up-to-date on Building Code requirements

If you have ever used building code services, or applied for a building permit, we want to hear from you.  Bay of Quinte residents are invited to share their Building Code experiences and provide ideas on how to improve services at an information session being held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Belleville Lions Club, 119 Station St.

“In 2018, there were over 131,000 building permits issued in Ontario with a total estimated construction value of $38 billion, said Todd Smith,  Bay of Quinte MPP. “Some of those permits are issued to people building an addition on their home, adding a backyard deck, or creating a basement apartment. We want to hear their experience, so we can work to modernize and improve service.”

Residents can also provide feedback online at Ontario.ca/buildingtransformation until Nov.  25, 2019. For more information, see ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-0422.

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