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For those buying a new or re-sale home, the Homeowner Protection Office offers consumer protection information to assist British Columbia homebuyers in making more informed purchasing decisions.

New Homes Registry

The New Homes Registry provides prospective home buyers with information that will help make more-informed decisions when buying a new home.

It’s a useful resource for homebuyers, realtors, lawyers, local governments, and others interested in quickly checking the status of a new home or a new home under construction.

Use it to find out if a new home or new home under construction has a policy of home warranty insurance and is built by a Licensed Residential Builder. You can search for single detached homes and multi-unit (including duplex) buildings.

If the home does not have home warranty insurance it may have been built under an Owner Builder Authorization, or it may be exempt because it is a rental building. This information is also available on the Registry.

The New Homes Registry can be searched using the civic address or legal description. Only homes registered with the HPO since November 19, 2007 are searchable on this registry. If you cannot find the home you are looking for or if you are seeking information on a home registered after July 1999 and before November 19, 2007, please call the HPO toll-free at 1-800-407-7757 for assistance.

See an animated New Homes Registry demonstration - English, Punjabi or Cantonese version

Resources Available

The Homeowner Protection Office has a variety of information to assist homebuyers in their purchasing decisions.


The HPO participates in a variety of events which provide consumer information for homebuyers.