Ottawa getting tougher on unregistered building contractors

Ottawa getting tougher on unregistered building contractors

Ottawa City Hall intends to get tougher on building contractors who don’t register with the city and show proof of their insurance. A new rule the City Council put on file this week keeps the registration fee at $100, but it increases the fine for not registering to $500. Mayor Dan Aussem says until now, the penalty has been just the $100 the contractor should have paid in the first place.

Aussem says that goes for subcontractors too. They’re not covered under the general contractor’s registration.