Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT)

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The Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) is an independent tribunal created under the Licence Appeal Tribunal Act, 1999 to adjudicate applications and resolve disputes concerning compensation claims and licensing activities regulated by the Ontario government. This includes activities of the Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA).

As a result of a complaint investigation, the HCRA Registrar may issue a Notice of Proposal to apply conditions, suspend, refuse, refuse to renew or revoke a licence. If an applicant or licensee receives a Notice of Proposal, they have the right to request a hearing before the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Requesting a hearing is in effect starting a legal proceeding. The Tribunal will hold a hearing and may direct the HCRA Registrar to carry out the proposed action or may substitute its opinion for that of the HCRA Registrar. The Tribunal may also attach conditions to its order or to a licence. Licensees have the right to legal representation throughout the Tribunal process including at the hearing.

A request for hearing must be in writing. It must be delivered to the Licence Appeal Tribunal and to the HCRA Registrar within 15 calendar days after the Notice of Proposal is served. It can be delivered by registered mail or by email if there is proof of delivery. If a written request for hearing is not made within 15 calendar days after the Notice of Proposal is served, the Registrar may carry out the action described in the Notice of Proposal.

To request a hearing, the Tribunal has a form to be completed. The form can be found using this link:

Notice of Appeal Form

There is a required fee payable to the Tribunal to complete the request for a hearing. Information on the amount of the fee and how to pay the fee is included in the form at the link above.

The email addresses and contact information for delivering your Notice of Appeal form to the HCRA Registrar and to the Tribunal are:

Licence Appeal Tribunal

LATregistrar@ontario.ca

Licence Appeal Tribunal
PO Box 250
Toronto, ON M7A 1N3

Home Construction Regulatory Authority

Legal@hcraontario.ca

Registrar
Home Construction Regulatory Authority
40 Sheppard Ave West, 4th Floor, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6K9

Additional information is available on the Licence Appeal Tribunal website. For more information about hearings before the Tribunal visit:

Tribunals Ontario Appeals Applications