Government of Ontario

Building Code FAQs


Where can I buy the 2012 Building Code?

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The 2012 Building Code Compendium is available in:

  • two-volume set of 7-ring binders; the cost for both volumes is $195 (plus applicable taxes and shipping);
  • two-volume set of softcovers; the cost for both volumes is $175 (plus applicable taxes and shipping);

The 2012 Building Code Compendium can be purchased online from the Two volume binder set product page or the Two volume softcover set product page

In person:

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: Closed

Note: Most colleges that offer training on the Building Code also sell the publication.


How can I get amendments for the two-volume 7-ring binder set?

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You can buy printed amendments individually for $40 (plus applicable taxes and shipping)

You can also download the packages for free from Publications Ontario by searching for “building code amendment” or the publication number (i.e., 510167). On the search results page, click on the “Access Link” button.


What’s included in the two-volume binder set of the 2012 Building Code Compendium?

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The 2012 Building Code Compendium is available in:

  • two-volume set of 7-ring binders; the cost for both volumes is $195 (plus applicable taxes and shipping);
  • two-volume set of softcovers; the cost for both volumes is $175 (plus applicable taxes and shipping);

Includes:

  • The Building Code Act, 1992
  • O. Reg.332/12
  • Supplementary Standards
  • Appendix Notes
  • Guide to the use of the code
  • Highlights of major technical code changes to the new code
  • General history of code amendments

Where can I buy the 2012 Code and Guide for Sewage Systems?

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The Code and Guide for Sewage Systems based on 2012 Building Code Compendium December 16, 2020 update can be purchased online from the Code and Guide for Sewage Systems product page.


Where can I buy the 2012 Code and Guide for Plumbing?

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The Code and Guide for Plumbing based on 2012 Building Code Compendium December 16, 2020 update can be purchased online from the Code and Guide for Plumbing product page.


Who do I contact if I have specific questions about the Building Code or its content?

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Contact the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Building and Development Branch
416-585-6666
Email: codeinfo@ontario.ca
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing