We recognize that the condo sector has been dealing with significant changes and there are many questions about condo corporations and returns.
Effective September 1, 2017, all condominium corporations in Ontario are were required to register with the CAO and pay their initial 2017-18 assessment fees, which covers the period from September 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018. The deadline for registering and paying the 2017-18 assessment fee to the CAO has been extended to February 28, 2018.
A new government regulation under the Condominium Act, 1998 requires all condo corporations to file condo returns, which are to contain specified key information about the corporation. Condo corporations will be able to file their returns online through the CAO’s website as of March 1, 2018.
Beginning April 1, 2018, the CAO is required by regulation to maintain a publicly available and searchable public database containing the information filed in returns and notices of change for every condo corporation in Ontario. This public database will be available on the the CAO website and will provide owners, residents, purchasers, as well as other members of the condo community and the broader public, with access to basic information about individual condo corporations, such as address for service and the names of directors. The database may not be used for commercial purposes.