Each municipality in Ontario is required to uphold and enforce the regulations contained within the Code. Chatham-Kent's Building Code By-Law accounts for this responsibility.

The Ontario Building Code establishes both the detailed technical and administrative requirements as well as the minimum standards for construction, which work to ensure that all work is done in a safe and consistent manner.

How does the Code Help You?

As a homeowner or business owner, you have a substantial investment in your property that could be jeopardized through Building Code violations. The Building Code is in place to help minimize the risks of development and provide protection to the community by reducing potential hazards to building occupants- ourselves and families. Make sure you (or your contractor) obtain a building permit prior to any construction and schedule inspections during construction appropriately when needed to ensure that building code regulations are followed.