Requiring Building Permits for Buildings Constructed More Than One Year Prior

By-Law Number
As Amended by

Legislative History: Enacted June 13, 2017 (By-law No. CPOL.-23-219); Amended June 26, 2018 (By-law No. CPOL.-297-288)

Last Review Date: July 25, 2023

Service Area Lead: Director, Building and Chief Building Official

1. Policy Statement

This policy is to ensure existing construction complies with the Building Code.

2. Definitions

Not applicable.

3. Applicability

This policy applies to all buildings within the City of London.

4. The Policy

Based on sentence 36(8) of the Building Code Act, no proceeding shall be commenced more than one year after the facts on which the proceeding is based first came to the knowledge of an officer, where the proceeding is in respect of the enforcement of by-laws passed under section 15.1 of the Act.

Building permits will be required for any work previously carried out without a building permit, when the municipality has evidence that the work was carried out by the current owner.

Building permits will not be requested from the current owner for work carried out by previous owners, unless unsafe conditions are present in accordance with subsection 15.9 of the Building Code Act, and the remedy of said unsafe conditions requires a building permit.

Last modified:Tuesday, April 09, 2024