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About the Building and Safety Standards Branch

The Building and Safety Standards Branch is part of the Ministry of Housing.

The Building and Safety Standards Branch is responsible for:

  • The Building Act and building regulations such as the BC Building Code
  • Legislation, regulations, and standards related to residential builders (e.g., Homeowner Protection Act and regulation) and safety standards (e.g., Safety Standards Act)
  • Technical regulations for safety systems, including electrical, gas, boiler, elevating, amusement devices, passenger rope ways and railways technologies

The Branch regularly liaises with both BC Housing’s Licensing & Consumer Services and Technical Safety BC, and works with them when legislative and/or regulatory amendments are needed.

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Page last updated: February 23, 2023.