Where can I buy the 2012 Building Code?

You can buy the print version of the 2012 Building Code and any amendments from Publications Ontario. Currently, you can only buy the 2012 Building Code in a two-volume set of 7-ring binders for $195. The soft cover edition will be available in early 2014.

Online: www.serviceontario.ca/publications

By telephone:

In person:
ServiceOntario – College Park (downtown Toronto)
777 Bay Street (Bay and College) - Lower Level
Monday - Friday (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays)

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

How can I get amendments?

You can buy printed amendments individually for $40 (plus applicable taxes and shipping) or as a subscription package once you have purchased a two-volume binder set:

You can also download the packages for free on www.serviceontario.ca/publications by searching for “building code amendment” or the publication number (i.e., 510140).On the search results page, click on the ’download now’ button.

Note:If you purchase an amendment subscription service after the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announces an amendment to the 2012 Building Code that particular amendment will not be part of your subscription. You will have to purchase the individual amendment or download it from our website.

Am I entitled to a discount if I purchase multiple Amendment Subscriptions?

A discount is available for multiple purchases of the subscription service. See pricing table listed below. Note: To be eligible for the discounted prices, all subscriptions must be shipped to the same location and recipient.

Publication Title: 2012 Building Code 1 Year Amendment Subscription Service
Publication No: 510137
(1 – 4 subscriptions) Unit Price: $85.00 each plus applicable taxes per subscription
(5 – 24 subscriptions) Unit Price: $68.00 each plus applicable taxes per subscription
(25 – 49 subscriptions) Unit Price: $59.50 each plus applicable taxes per subscription
(50 plus subscriptions) Unit Price: $51.00 each plus applicable taxes per subscription

All amendments released by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for a one year period after the purchase date will automatically be mailed; for example, a subscription service purchased September 4, 2013 expires September 3, 2014

Publication Title: 2012 Building Code 5 Year Amendment Subscription Service
Publication No: 510138
(1 – 4 subscriptions) Unit Price: $215.00 each plus applicable taxes per subscription
(5 – 24 subscriptions) Unit Price: $172.00 each plus applicable taxes per subscription
(25 – 49 subscriptions) Unit Price: $150.50 each plus applicable taxes per subscription
(50 plus subscriptions) Unit Price: $129.00 each plus applicable taxes per subscription

All amendments released by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for a five year period (or until a new Code is published) after the purchase date will automatically be mailed; for example, a subscription service purchased September 4, 2013 expires September 3, 2018

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

You can now purchase a printed version of the 2012 Building Code in a two-volume set of 7-ring binders. The cost for both volumes is $195 (plus applicable taxes and shipping).

Includes:

The soft cover edition will be available in early 2014.

Can I get an online version of the 2012 Building Code?

A new online version of the 2012 Building Code is being developed. Sign up for CodeNews to be notified when it is available.

Can I buy a CD-ROM copy of the 2012 Building Code?

The CD-ROM version of the Building Code has been discontinued: only the print and online versions will be supported for 2012 Building Code.

Can I purchase an updated copy of the Code and Construction Guide for Housing?

The Code and Construction Guide for Housing is being updated to reflect the 2012 Building Code. Sign up for CodeNews to be notified when it goes on sale.

Can I purchase an updated copy of the Code and Guide for Plumbing Systems?

It is anticipated that The Code and Guide for Plumbing Systems will be updated to reflect the 2012 Building Code. Sign up for CodeNews to be notified when it goes on sale.

Can I purchase an updated copy of the Code and Guide for On-site Sewage Systems?

It is anticipated that The Code and Guide for On-site Sewage Systems will be updated to reflect the 2012 Building Code. Sign up for CodeNews to be notified when it goes on sale.

How do I get a refund?

Please contact Customer Care at (416) 326-5306 to request a refund – some restrictions apply.

Two-volume binder set

Please carefully inspect and review your product when you receive it. You have 10 business days to report and request a replacement for any damages to your publication, such as broken rings or missing pages.

To be eligible for a refund or exchange the binders must be:

Note: This policy does not apply to publications purchased in person at the College Park ServiceOntario location or an authorized Ontario college or university bookstore. Please contact the centre or authorized Ontario College or University Bookstore directly to inquire about their return policy.

To Cancel an Amendment Subscription Service (One-year or Five-year)
Please contact Publications Financial Unit at (416) 326-5306 to request a refund. Some restrictions apply.

Restrictions

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

Contact the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Building and Development Branch
(416) 585-6666
Email: codeinfo@ontario.ca
http://www.obc.mah.gov.on.ca