Condo Returns and Notices of Change
On this page you will find all the information you need to assist your condominium corporation in meeting its legal obligation to file condominium returns and notices of change with the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO). Before you file a condo return or a notice of change, the CAO strongly encourages you to review the information below.
Filing Returns and Notices of Change
What are Condo Returns?
Under section 9.2 (1) of the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Condo Act”), all condo corporations are legally required to file condo returns with the Condominium Authority of Ontario. Filing a condo return means providing the CAO with specific information about the condo corporation, such as the date it was registered, its address for service, and information about the current board of directors.
What is a Notice of Change?
Under section 9.3 (1) of the Condo Act, all condo corporations are legally required to file a notice of change (NOC) with the CAO when certain information filed in a condo return has changed or needs to be corrected. An NOC must be filed within 30 days of the change indicating what has changed and when the change took effect.
Before Filing a Return or Notice of Change
Step 1: Create a CAO Account and Manage Your Condo Corporation Profile(s)
If you have been designated by your condo corporation to file condo returns or NOCs on behalf of your condo corporation, you will require a CAO account and the ability to “Act on Behalf of” your condo corporation. For assistance with creating an account, please click on the link below to access a guide to creating accounts on the CAO website.
Step 2: Review the CAO’s Filing Guides
The CAO has developed multiple guides to help you file condo returns and NOCs. These guides include step-by-step instructions and helpful screenshots to assist you with the filing process. Please click on the links below to access these guides.
Step 3: Gather Your Information
The process of filing a condo return or an NOC will require you to provide specific information about your condo corporation. As such, you will need to carefully gather the most up-to-date information about your condo corporation before you file. For more information on what you need to know before you file condo returns or NOCs, please click on the link below:
- Overview of the Information Required for Condo Returns and Notices of Change
- Helpful Condo Returns Tutorial Videos