Public Registries

During 2010, the information publicly available from the HPO’s searchable online licensed builder registry continued to be well utilized. The expanded registry shows the licence status of both licensed residential builders and builders whose licences have expired, closed, or been suspended or cancelled.

The New Homes Registry, which is available on the HPO website, continues to provide prospective homebuyers and realtors with information to help them make more informed decisions when buying a new home. This fully-searchable registry can be used to find out if any home, built with a building permit on or after November 19, 2007, has a policy of home warranty insurance and is built by a Licensed Residential Builder, or whether it is built without home warranty insurance.