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Registrar Bulletins

Tarion’s operational policy statements are called Registrar Bulletins. While in many cases the bulletin content is prescriptive (setting out rules), some bulletins are more informational. Tarion’s Registrar Bulletins are enforced through the vendor builder agreements that applicants sign upon qualification for enrolment or enrolment. 

With the launch of the Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA), Tarion has revised its former Builder Bulletin framework. Some have been discontinued as being outdated or redundant, others have been realigned to provide clearer information and there are some new bulletins. The Registrar Bulletins will replace the former Builder Bulletins in respect of any homes proposed to be sold or built post February 1, 2021.

Any former Builder Bulletins which deal with items related to the HCRA’s statutory mandate have been discontinued since the responsibility going forward will be addressed by the HCRA.

The chart below lists the Registrar Bulletins and indicates the subject matter. The chart also references the previous corresponding Builder Bulletin.

The predecessor Builder Bulletins (as at January 31, 2021) are listed and archived here.

Links to Registrar Bulletins

Bulletin #
Previous Builder
Bulletin #
Title of Registrar's
01 42 Customer Service Standards
02 49 Claims Process - Condominium Common Elements
03 24 Seven Year Warranty Framework - Major Structural Defects
04 20 How Chargeability is Determined and Applied
    RB04: COVID-19 Temporary Supplement
    RB04: COVID-19 Temporary Supplement (Effective Nov. 29, 2021)
05 34 Builder Deliveries
06-F 46 Delayed Closing Warranty - Freehold
06-C 47 Delayed Occupancy Warranty - Condominium
06-P 48 Delayed Occupancy Warranty - POTLS
07 N/A Unassigned
08 41 Builder Arbitration Forum
09 31, 38 Risk-Based Inspections
10-FH N/A Warranty and Protection Plan Enrolment Processes - Freehold
10-CH N/A Warranty and Protection Plan Enrolment Processes - Contract Home
10-Condo N/A Warranty and Protection Plan Enrolment Processes - Condominium
11-F 28F Freehold Security Requirements
11-L 28L Low-Rise Security Requirements
11-H 28H High-Rise Security Requirements
12 43 Escalating Consequences
13 N/A Unassigned
14 44 Waiver of Indemnity of Builders
15 27 Enrolment Fees
16 N/A Unassigned
17 N/A Additional Condominium Requirements
18 51 Residential Condominium Conversion Projects
19 19 Condominium Projects Design and Field Review Reporting

* In progress; PDF not yet available.


List of Builder Bulletins to be Discontinued Going Forward

Bulletin # Title of Builder Bulletin
10 Conciliation Fees
14 Manage Addendums to APS's
22 Floor Area Calculations
25 Delayed Closing / Delayed Occupancy
26 Registration and Renewals
30 Expanded Registration Requirements
31 Targeted Inspections
32 Cap Liability on Private Sewage Disposal Systems Claims
33 Certification of Private Sewage Disposal Systems 
35 Manage Registration and Enrolment of High-Rise and Low-Rise Condominium Projects
36 Rating Criteria for After Sales Service
37 Manage Lease to Own Agreements
38 Low-Rise Condominium Inspection Program
39 Deposit Coverage for Freehold Homes and Financial Loss Coverage for Contract Homes
45 Set Aggregate Maximum Coverage Amounts for One Year, Two Year, and Major Structural Defect Warranties