Administrative Penalty

An administrative penalty is a monetary penalty issued at the discretion of Municipal Affairs for non-compliance with the Safety Codes Act. An Administrator appointed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs is given authority to issue administrative penalties.

Administrative penalties support improved compliance outcomes and do not replace orders and prosecution under the Safety Codes Act.

Penalty Amounts

An administrative penalty is a single amount or an amount for each day or part of a day that a contravention or failure to comply continues. The maximum daily amount is $10,000, and the total amount of the penalty cannot exceed $100,000.

Operational Date

Administrative penalties under the Safety Codes Act came into force December 1, 2017.


The Administrator will serve a Notice of Administrative Penalty on a contravener and will advise the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). The notice of administrative penalty will include the contravention, the penalty amount, the payment deadline, and appeal information.

Publication of Administrative Penalties

Administrative Penalties issued under the Safety Codes Act will be posted on the Municipal Affairs website.

Further Information

For further questions, please contact the Administrator of Administrative Penalties at

  • Date modified: 2018-07-03