Building Code Regulations

Aug 22, 2019 12:00 AM

Building Code Regulations


NOTICE is hereby given that amendments to the Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations (the Building Code) made pursuant to the Building Code Act, chapter 46, of the Acts of 1989 is anticipated to be prescribed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to come into effect throughout the Province of Nova Scotia on or about January 1, 2020.


The proposed amendments will offer additional compliance options to the Nova Scotia Building Code for the construction of tiny homes effective January 1, 2020.  Also included is the adoption of the 2017 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings, changes related to permits for small renovations and the adoption of the first addendum and errata for the Codes.  The Building Code does not require any retrofits to existing buildings.


Written comments on the proposed amendments to the Regulations are welcome on or before October 4, 2019 and should be forwarded to:


Joe Rogers,

Building Code Coordinator

Office of the Fire Marshal

P.O. Box 216

Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3J 2M4


Copies of the proposed amendments to the regulations can be found HERE and are also available for inspection at offices of Municipal Clerks or Building Officials. Copies are available from the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing by writing to the above address, emailing OFM@novascotia.caFurther information will be posted later today on our website at: