Someone involved in a building project who believes they're unable to comply with a particular clause of the regulations may be able to apply to the Building Appeals Board (BAB) for a modification.

A person may also be able to apply to the BAB for a determination that the design of a building complies with the Act, the Building Regulations or the Building Code.

Applicants must supply a written submission detailing why a requirement shouldn't apply or should be altered. They also need to submit the completed application form, supporting documentation and an application fee. Find out how much a modification application will cost.

A panel of Board members assesses modification applications on Thursday mornings. The Board will only approve a modification it believes is reasonable and in the public's interest. It also considers the safety and amenity of the completed project.

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Modifications Plans