Do you allow boathouses?
Boathouses are allowed to be built on Lake Simcoe but there are a
number of restrictions around their development. A few of these restrictions
include: they cannot contain any habitable space, have any water or sanitary
servicing, and can only be one story. For the full regulations around
boathouses, see our Regulation Implementation Guidelines, Chapter 6
. If you still have questions, reach
out to us.
What are your fees and turnaround times for
Because our services are offered on a cost recovery basis, our fees
are based on the level of detail required to review the permit
application. Our fee schedule is online for you to
access anytime. If you are unsure what fee category you would fall under,
please contact our Customer Service Analyst. As for timelines, they can be
found in our Customer Service Strategy.
Where can we find the web address of all
Conservation Ontario provides a listing of all Conservation Authorities inOntario. The map is searchable - you can enter an
address for details about which Conservation Authority it falls under.
Can I use the LSRCA website link on my web
Yes, we encourage you to share the information
and resources found on our realtor web page.
Are man-made hazards, such as toxic or
remediated soil tracked by any authority?
No, toxic or remediated soils are not tracked
by the Conservation Authority.
Is there any sort of training manual or
course to study maps in detail?
We know the maps can be complicated.
Unfortunately, there is no simpler version or quick training to understand them
fully. That’s why we have in-house experts with specialized education and
extensive knowledge in fields like geographic information systems (GIS),
planning, geology, engineering, and planning, in order to interpret them. If
you would like more detail on the regulation limits, you can arrange an
appointment with our Customer Service Analyst to go through these in more
I have always
contacted the Conservation Ontario (the umbrella organization for the 36
conservation authorities in Ontario) to speak with someone regarding a
property. Is this the way to go if we are not sure of which conservation
authority to contact?
You can visit this page on the Conservation Ontario website and search their map (by typing in an address) and it will help you to identify
the Conservation Authority.
Do you coordinate (facilitate regulatory
processes with Municipalities and other governmental (provincial and federal)
bodies or must each process be handled separately?
We do not coordinate regulatory processes (permits, etc.) with other
agencies. We can try and help guide you as a part of our customer service, but
ultimately, the responsibility for ensuring appropriate approvals are in place
lies with the landowner.
Do surveys reveal land or dwellings
impacted by the Conservation Authority?
can. In the simplest terms, a survey is a graphic depiction of a property, much
like a map, outlining its legal boundaries and other features. It can also be a
tool in showing regulated features and hazards. For example, topographic
surveys help show the floodplain or a survey will show the slope hazard on a
property. Conservation Authority staff can interpret the information on the
survey to show development potential.