Government of Ontario

Building Code FAQs


Where can I buy the 2012 Building Code?

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The 2012 Building Code and any amendments can be purchased from Publications Ontario.

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);

Online: Publications Ontario

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);

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 2014 Code and Construction Guide for Housing?

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The 2014 Code and Construction Guide for Housing can be purchased from Publications Ontario.


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