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Minimum Maintenance Standards (MMS) Compliance

Minimum Maintenance Standards (MMS) were developed and incorporated into the Municipal Act as the Provincial response to municipalities' requests for relief from onerous court decisions. To use this statutory defence in court, a municipality must be able to show through documentation that it met the minimum standards, as defined in Regulation 239/02. Documentation and record-keeping are critical.

Minimum Maintenance Standards (MMS) were developed and incorporated into the Municipal Act as the Provincial response to municipalities' requests for relief from onerous court decisions. To use this statutory defence in court, a municipality must be able to show through documentation that it met the minimum standards, as defined in Regulation 239/02. Documentation and record-keeping are critical.

Our MMS Compliance review focuses on reviewing the municipality's policies/procedures/documentation and comparing these to the required standards set under the MMS as well as the best practices developed by the Ontario Good Roads Association.

On May 3rd, 2018 the Ontario Regulation 366/18 was signed by the Minister of Transportation. This regulation amended O.Reg 239/02 Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways. Intact Public Entities provides MMS education and resources each year in partnership with the Ontario Good Roads Association.