As a self-funded, not-for-profit safety regulator, we do not receive government funding. Our fees are set to recover all direct and indirect costs related to safety oversight and administration in Ontario.
Our fee setting principles:
- Reasonably reflect sector and service activity for the safe installation and operation of technical systems including activities such as engineering, data collection, risk assessment and inspection, within each program.
- Prevent cross-subsidization between safety programs. In other words, we cannot fund one program with the revenue that another generates.
- Aim to limit increases at the rate of inflation.
- Reasonably reflect fees and costs of our operations as a not-for-profit public safety regulator, such as standards and codes work, education, data collection and analytics, investigations, prosecutions, regulatory enhancements, and re-investments in public safety.
TSSA fee schedules
Since May 2021 TSSA charges fixed fees for licences, registration, permits, examinations and certificates.
We bill separately for routine inspections only when non-compliance calls for more than one follow-up inspection. Clients who demonstrate a good safety record will avoid charges for repeated follow-up inspections arising from non-compliance.
For certain engineering and inspection services minimum charges apply and include a specified number of activity hours.
Fee Schedule PDFs:
- All fees are non-refundable.
- All payments are due in Canadian funds.
- Pre-payments must be made with all applications for customer requested services.
- We charge a $35,00 administration fee for dishonoured payment.
- A Customer Statement of Account will be sent monthly for outstanding invoices.
- Collection Letters and Late Payment Charges Collection letters will be sent for overdue invoices. TSSA reserves the right to use a credit bureau and charge interest for overdue accounts.
- GST/HST will be applied in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) rules and regulations.
- GST/HST is not applicable to exempt groups or entities (e.g. federal government, Registered Aboriginal People). You must provide TSSA with their GST/HST exemption number.
- Payment Options include:
- Cheque or money order
- Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Visa Debit)
- Wire transfer
How you can minimize the fees you pay
You can minimize fees by making sure you follow your regulatory obligations and by taking these steps:
- Follow all safety regulations and codes.
- Make sure your workers have the appropriate training and the certifications or licences that apply to them.
- Provide ongoing safety training and education for your workers.
- Make sure all required documentation is in order.
- Provide any support needed for the TSSA to complete a field inspection.
- Plan so you do not pay additional fees for rush services.
- Keep your authorizations (licences, permits, registrations, certificates) current.
- Keep your contact and device information up to date.
Appealing fees with a fee appeal
A fee appeal is an appeal of the inspection fees we charge.
You may submit an informal or formal fee appeal within 90 days of receiving an invoice from us. Appeals submitted after a 90-day period will not be considered.
For information about appealing inspection fees, visit Appeals page.