Property Standards

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The City of Pickering is updating its Property Standards By-law (last revised in 2002) and wants to hear from you!

Purpose of the Property Standards By-law

The By-law sets community-wide standards related to the interior and exterior of buildings and property. This helps to maintain health and safety requirements for occupancy, regulate appearance and structural stability, sustain property values, and provide a process for addressing properties that are not being maintained.

Proposed changes – learn more and have your say!

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Thank you for your feedback. The public engagement opportunity is now closed - stay tuned for updates!

The City of Pickering is updating its Property Standards By-law (last revised in 2002) and wants to hear from you!

Purpose of the Property Standards By-law

The By-law sets community-wide standards related to the interior and exterior of buildings and property. This helps to maintain health and safety requirements for occupancy, regulate appearance and structural stability, sustain property values, and provide a process for addressing properties that are not being maintained.

Proposed changes – learn more and have your say!

View the new draft Property Standards By-law.

Proposed changes include:

  • additional requirements to maintain and secure vacant properties
  • new provisions protecting designated heritage properties
  • regulate the storage of debris in open carports and structures
  • requirements to maintain security in multi-tenanted properties
  • additional provisions for exterior lighting, swimming pools, elevators
  • introduction of fees for follow-up inspections where there is a failure to comply

Enforcement of By-law

The Property Standards By-law is enforced on a complaint basis, generally relating to the property exterior, with interior provisions enforced mainly through the landlord-tenant process.

The owner of a property is responsible for compliance with the By-law. Failure to comply with a Property Standards Order may lead to the City completing the work and placing the costs on the property’s tax bill.

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Page last updated: 17 September 2021, 11:54