Owner Builders

Learn how to become an owner builder when building a home for your personal use. Plus get tips on buying and selling an owner-built home.

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Become an Owner Builder

If you want to build your own home and lead the project, then you must get an Owner Builder Authorization.

Owner Builder Exam

You must pass this exam as part of your Owner Builder Authorization application. Learn more about the exam and how to prepare for it.

Buying or Selling an Owner-Built Home

Learn about the statutory obligations and requirements, such as when you need an Owner Builder Disclosure Notice and the statutory liability for your home.

Avoid Suspension and Cancellation of your Owner Builder Authorization

The Registrar may suspend or cancel an Owner Builder Authorization. Learn how to avoid the most common pitfalls.

Owner Builder - Enforcement Registry

The Owner Builder enforcement registry is a searchable registry of enforcement actions in the province.