Helpful Websites

ESA (Electrical Safety Authority) – www.esasafe.com
All electrical work requires permits and inspections through the Ontario Electrical Safety Authority.

NBMCA (North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority) – www.nbmca.on.ca
Permits and inspections are to be called for through North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority in accordance with the latest addition of the Ontario Building Code. Applications are available at the Municipal office front counter or from the N.B.M.C.A.

Ministy of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs provides a Septic Smart! publicationwww.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/environment/facts/sep_smart.htm

OML (Ontario Ministry of Labour) - www.labour.gov.on.ca
A contractor is required to notify the Ministry of Labour before starting a project costing $50,000 or more. The Ministry will give you a notice of Project form to complete and return to the nearest office. The Ministry of Labour also considers a homeowner who is acting as their own general contractor and/or sub-contracts out a significant portion of the project to others as a contractor.

Tarion Warranty Corporationwww.tarion.com
New Home Warranty is required if you are spec building or plan on selling soon after or prior to completion of building. This would include contractors, builders and homeowners.

Hydro Onewww.hydroone.com

MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) – www.mpac.ca

e-Laws OBC - Ontario Building Code – www.mah.gov.on.ca

WPSGN (West Parry Sound Geography Network) – www.wpsgn.ca

MTO (Ontario Ministry of Transportation) – www.mto.gov.on.ca
In general, if a property or development is located within 1 km. of a highway, MTO should be consulted as permits may be required.

MNR (Ministry of Natural Resources) – www.ontario.ca/ministry-natural-resources-forestry
This would in some cases affect those properties where proposed work is close to or immediately next to waterways of any kind.

DFO (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) – www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
This would in some cases affect those properties where proposed work is close to or immediately next to waterways of any kind.

MOE (Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change) – www.ontario.ca/ministry-environment-and-climate-change

MMAH (Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing) – www.mah.gov.on.ca
Some portions of the O.B.C. are available online through this site.

OBOA (Ontario Building Officials Association) – www.oboa.on.ca