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Dec. 8, 2016

New name for the Homeowner Protection Office

We've changed our name to Licensing and Consumer Services. Since joining BC Housing in April 2010, we maintained a separate identity to ensure a smooth transition. Now we've fully integrated into BC Housing and retired the HPO name and logo. It's a new name, but our services are the same. Our new integrated website is customer-service focused, easier to navigate and mobile-friendly.

  • Portals and Registries– The links to the portals and registries are updated. Users with bookmarked links to the portals and/or registries should update their links.
  • Research –Visit BC Housing's Research Centre for information on technical research and education as well as residential building statistics and trends.
  • New HPO Twitter Account– We’ve renamed our HPO Twitter account. Follow us @RegistrarBCH for information pertinent to builders and homeowners. It's distinct from BC Housing's corporate Twitter feed @BC_Housing.

Dec. 6, 2016

New owner builder exam requirement

If you’re applying for an Owner Builder Authorization in B.C., you must now pass an exam on home-building basics.

Dec. 5, 2016

We’re listening: our 2016 Builder Survey is now complete

Thank you to the more than 1,500 builders across B.C. who participated in our annual province-wide survey of licensed residential builders.

Dec. 1, 2016

What builders need to know about owner builder projects

Our latest regulatory bulletin explains the level of involvement a construction professional can have in building a home under an Owner Builder Authorization.

Nov. 5, 2016

Apply for Building Excellence Research and Education Grants funding

We’re now accepting applications for the spring 2017 Building Excellence Research and Education Grants Program. Eligible projects may receive up to $40,000.