On February 1, 2021, the Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) will be designated as the regulator of new home builders and vendors under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017. At that time, Tarion will no longer be responsible for registering builders and vendors of new homes but will continue to administer the warranties and protections under the Ontario New Homes Warranties Plan Act.
Following public feedback received earlier this year, Tarion is moving forward with a reduction in home enrolment fees under the new home warranty and protection program to offset the new fees being charged by the HCRA.
Effective February 1, 2021, Tarion will be lowering home enrolment fees by $55 per enrolment which will reduce the average enrollment from $1,080 to $1,025.
Additionally, in partnership with the HCRA, Tarion is proposing to collect the HCRA Regulatory Oversight Fee, on behalf of the HCRA at the time the builder enrols the home with Tarion.
This will allow Tarion and the HCRA to reduce the regulatory burden on builders, leveraging Tarion’s existing enrolment fee process to collect both clearly identified fees and provide builders with a “one window approach” that would satisfy the enrolment-related process requirements for both Tarion and the HCRA.
To find out more about the HCRA fee schedule please click here.
Tarion’s new enrolment fee schedule is outlined below:
|Estimated Sales Price Range||
Current Fee ($)
|With Flat Fee Cut of $55 ($) excluding HST|
|Up to $100,000||385||330|
|$100,000.01 - $150,000.00||430||375|
|$150,000.01 - $200,000.00||500||445|
|$200,000.01 - 250,000.00||570||515|
|$250,000.01 - 300,000.00||640||585|
|$300,000.01 - 350,000.00||710||655|
|$350,000.01 - 400,000.00||780||725|
|$400,000.01 - 450,000.00||870||815|
|$450,000.01 - 500,000.00||945||890|
|$500,000.01 - 550,000.00||1,025||970|
|$550,000.01 - 600,000.00||1,075||1,020|
|$600,000.01 - 650,000.00||1,130||1,075|
|$650,000.01 - 700,000.00||1,210||1,155|
|$700,000.01 - 750,000.00||1,260||1,205|
|$750,000.01 - 800,000.00||1,315||1,260|
|$800,000.01 - 850,000.00||1,365||1,310|
|$850,000.01 - 900,000.00||1,485||1,430|
|$900,000.01 - 950,000.00||1,540||1,485|
|$950,000.01 - 1,00,000.00||1,595||1,540|
|$1,00,000.01 - 1,500,000.00||1,725||1,670|
|$1,500,000.01 or more||1,800||1,745|
Thank you for sharing your feedback on creating a stronger and more transparent new home warranty and protection program for all Ontarians. The input we received has been crucial for improving the new home warranty process.