The Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers is the leading professional association for the field of Property Standards.

The purpose of the Association is to provide training to municipal personnel engaged in the administration or the enforcement of legislation governing the maintenance, occupancy, repair and improvement of property and the environment.

The Association has representation from municipalities and Government agencies from across Ontario. This representation provides our members with a diverse range of experience to draw upon.

Recent News and Highlights

President’s Message: COVID-19

March 26, 2020


Hello to our members,


In light of the escalating pre-cautionary measures that have been put in place to help reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus, your board has decided to cancel the 2020 OAPSO Annual Training Session.

The OAPSO board has taken into consideration all options available to us in making this decision. We have already been receiving cancellations by municipalities who are not supporting external staff training and/or face-to-face meetings. We are keeping with the recommendations of social distancing and it is in the best interest of our membership to cancel the event to ensure we do our part in protecting all individuals.

At this time, the 2021 OAPSO Annual Training Session will be held at the same venue Fanshawe College.

Your board is currently having meetings to discuss processes to address other OAPSO business and I will report back once decisions have been made on those areas. Please check the website periodically for updates.


*Please note that registrants MUST ask for a refund.* 

If a refund is not requested, your payment will remain with OAPSO, we will hold your spot, and it will be applied to the 2021 Annual Training Session.

Please contact Derek Petch for a refund. 



Thank you for your understanding and continued support of OAPSO


In the interim, be well and stay safe.



Philip Cassata, B.A.A. (Hons), C.M.M. III Executive, C.P.S.O., MLEO(C)

The Property Standards Newsletter - Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 Edition of The Property Standards Newsletter is now available. 

Please click the button below to view The Property Standard.

2020 Memberships Are Now Due

Your 2020 OAPSO Membership is now due.


Please ensure that you apply for or renew your membership as soon as possible so that you can take advantage of membership rates on training through OAPSO and so you can vote at the AGM.

Click the button below to be directed to the Membership Page. 

Impacted by Bill 204? New to Property Standards?

Find out how the Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers can help. 


  • Drafting a Property Standards By-law

  • Property Standards Appeal Committee Implementation

  • Training on Property Standards Enforcement Processes

  • Balancing the Interests of Complainants with the Rights of Property Owners

  • General Support and Advice

To find out more, please click the button below.

Property Standards Appeal Committee Training

The Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers provides Property Standards Appeal Committee Training.

Training includes information about the Building Code Act, Property Standards, the investigative process, powers and responsibilities of an officer, duties of the committee, appeal format, powers of the committee, and communicating committee decisions.


For more information about Property Standards Appeal Committee Training, please contact Director Stephen Jamieson.

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